Hello my lovely readers 🙂 How’s everything going?
As most of you already know from November 30 to December 11 the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) is being held in Paris, were our politicians will meet in order to hopefully reach an agreement. I think this conference is really important since in less 150 years the temperature of our planet (which has 4.54 billion years) has rise 0.85ºC. If the temperature keeps raising the consequences will be terrible, as you can see in this video:
So today I’m going to share with 10 habits I like to add in my life in order to be a little bit more eco-friendly. I really think that small changes in peoples life can change the world. This habits also help me to save a lot of money.
1.- This one is obvious and I’m sure most of you already do it but it’s really important to recycle.
2.- I usually go with my bike almost everywhere. I actually prefer using the bike because I can leave it almost everywhere, but with the car if I go to the city centre I spend a lot of time trying to find a parking place. If it’s raining or I’m going somewhere to far away, I try to use the public transportation.
3.- I use LED lights, which consume much less energy and give the same amount of light, this way I’m also saving money.
4.- I always unplug the electronic devices when I’m not using them. Some devices (like the TV) keep spending a lot of energy.
5.- I search for aerosols which says they are respectful with the ozone layer. I look for aerosols with the symbol in the picture.
6.- In the Winter I try to put the central heating as low as possible. I wear pyjamas that are very thick, as well as worm robes. This pyjama I’m wearing in the picture is from a local store and it’s made out of this kind of super soft cosy material, I believe it was only 15€.
To keep my feet super worm during the winter I like to use this kind of cosy soft socks. This ones are from Primark and I bought a set of three for 3€.
I also like to put a blanket in the sofa so when I lay down I feel super worm, cosy and comfortable. I don’t know what’s my thing with blankets, but in Summer I really miss laying down in the sofa covered with a blanket. This blanket from the picture it’s from Primark and it was 10€.
7.- I try to save water by doing small things such as closing the tab while I’m washing my teeth or while I’m putting soap on the dishes. Also I try not to have baths very often (this is probably the hardest), I only do it in special days when I’m really stressed out (like after exams time). I only have a bath once every two or three months (meanwhile I take a lot of showers).
8.- I like to buy second hand clothes this way I don’t only help the environment but I also save a lot of money. For example I bought this Zara Woman coat in a second hand store for only 10€ when it’s actual price it’s around 70€.
9.- I try to use rechargeable batteries. I know now in Christmas lots of us use battery operated lights, so you can buy a set of rechargeable batteries, this way you’ll also save a lot of money.
10.- I try to use a stronger, reusable bag when I go shopping rather than a plastic bag.
Do you have any different habit that’s eco-friendly? What are your hopes on the COP 21?
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