What can you do about climate change?

Posted on January 16, 2020

Start a home garden

You can plant your own fruit and veggies in a home garden. You will be helping the environment and saving money at the same time!

Make your own compost

Put leftover food in a compost heap. You can use compost to grow new plants. Making compost also reduces space used for landfills and creates healthy soil.

Plant indigenous

Plant indigenous species of plants. They use less water and provide food and habitat for animals.

Don’t use plastic

Plastic bags harm animals and the environment and take years to break down. Use your own canvas bag instead of plastic bags.

Reuse

Use a glass drinking bottle that can be washed out and used again. If you use items that can be reused, this results in less waste.

Become a Waste Picker

Start waste picking to make money. Waste pickers collect recyclable materials to resell to buyback centres.

Save water

Saving water is extremely important. All living species need water to survive. Always turn off your tap when you’re finished and fix all your plumbing leaks

Reduce power use

When you exit a room, always turn off the lights. Using electricity creates pollution. You will create far less pollution if you save electricity.

 

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This article was published in collaboration with the Department of Environmental Affairs

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