BE PART OF THE CLIMATE SOLUTION
Do you feel inspired by our new TV series Trashed? Watch Jeremy Iron's brave and investigative journey across the world all about waste.
In the meantime, we've teamed up with environmental organisation Friends of the Earth to give you some top green tips and show you how easy it is to be more eco-friendly in your everyday life.
Climate change is a global problem with local solutions, and by working together we can all help stop the climate emergency.
How can we be sustainable in our everyday life? Here are some practical tips to get you started.
EAT EVERYTHING YOU BUY
Do you ever think about how much food you throw away? Shockingly, the UK currently wastes about a third of all food produced for human consumption. But there are many ways to cut down your food waste, including planning what to cook before you hit the shops.
Unsure about what to choose? Get inspiration from the UK Gov's Eatwell Guide>>
AVOID AIR SHIPPED FOOD
Some food - even veggies - are actually far from being eco-friendly as they travel long distances to get to our tables. Cherries, avocados, or pineapples are just some examples.
REDUCE DAIRY AND MEAT CONSUMPTION
We all need to eat less (and better) meat and dairy if we're to reduce our carbon footprints. How about starting with meat-free Monday? There are hundreds of recipes out there to help you make the swap.
2. PLAN YOUR TRAVELS
There are plenty of ways to enjoy a holiday and reduce your carbon footprint.
3. MAKE YOUR HOME ENERGY EFFICIENT
There are plenty of ways to make your home more energy efficient and lower your contribution to climate breakdown.
From switching to a renewable energy supplier to insulating your home, Friends of the Earth have got it covered when it comes to Home Energy Saving Tips >>
You might also end up saving money on your gas and electricity bills >>
4. BE A SAVVY CONSUMER
5. START A CONVERSATION
Talk to local businesses about going plastic free.
Write to your local council or MP about climate change.
Join a green community group.
Friends of the Earth England, Wales, and Northern Ireland are part of an international community devoted to protecting the natural world and the wellbeing of everyone in it. With a network of community groups across the country, they combine people power all over the world to transform local actions into global impact.The most powerful thing we can do to solve the climate emergency is to join in, working together locally to make change happen.
If you want to take the next step to living a more environmentally-friendly life, check out ways you can get involved with Friends of the Earth >>