8 Tips to Stay Green in Lockdown

Blog 15 Apr 2020

Spending days in isolation can be really tough, especially when we have so much more time on our hands.

It's tempting to stay in, pop a bit of Netflix or Disney+ on with the heating on full - but just because the world is in lockdown doesn't mean our environmental efforts have to go with it!

Here's our top tips for being as green as possible at home in lockdown. 

Tip #1 - Set up a bird feeder outside your window 

Tip #2 - Plant some bee-friendly seeds to help our little pollinators like bees and butterflies

Tip #3 - Mend your clothes! Use free time to sew up any holes in clothes. The more we reuse clothes, the less we are tempted to buy new ones. It takes lots of water to make cotton, which adds to our carbon footprint.

Tip #4 - Turn things off when they're not in use. If you're spending more time indoors, you may be more likely to leave on appliances such as your TV when you're moving from room to room. Be sure to switch them off and reduce the amount of energy you use.

Tip #5 - Eat less meat. This might be easier than we'd like as panic-buyers have grabbed the last of the chicken breasts and mince. Try tofu or quorn mince, or plenty of veggies, as an environmentally-friendly alternative. Veggie curries are my personal favourite!

Tip #6 - Compost your food scraps! Whether you have a garden or a communal food waste recycling bin, it's a great way to help the environment.

Tip #7 - Try out some plastic-free products. Enjoy loose leaf tea instead of tea bags with plastic in, or try out a bamboo toothbrush!

Tip #8 - Shorten your showers. Yes, you have more time on your hands, but it's likely that there's more people in your house and they're all taking more showers too, which uses more water and consumes more electricity.