June 5th is World Environment Day!

World Environment Day is celebrated annually on 5 June and is the United Nations' principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of the environment.

 

Here are five simple ways you can contribute to protecting the environment:

1. Recycle 

Recycling plastics and other materials helps reduce waste and harmful emissions from landfills and decreases your carbon footprint. It also reduces the need to use natural resources to create new products. 

2. Compost 

If you are able to, compost appropriate foods and products. This is a process that decomposes organic matter like leaves, vegetable scraps or tea bags into soil conditioner that helps plants grow. 

3. Buy Sustainable Food Products 

Food production (meat and dairy) is a major driver in deforestation and loss of wildlife. Try navigating away from a meat-dominated diet, and buy locally or organically sourced foods.

4. Support Eco-Friendly Companies

As a consumer, you have the purchasing power to support environmentally friendly companies that sustainably source their products. 

5. Stay Informed

We have all the information we could ever need right at our fingertips. Knowledge is power; one of the greatest ways to have an impact is to be aware.