Saturday 5 June is World Environment Day, but what does that mean to you? Here are some of the things Which? is doing to champion the cause together.
I believe everyone can make a difference to living more sustainably, no matter how big or small the changes you make. Whether it’s changing a lightbulb to a more energy efficient one or being more aware of the products you buy, we can all play our part.
This Saturday, 5 June is World Environment Day and, perhaps like many, you might be struggling a little about what it means for you?
World Environment Day is an ideal opportunity to take a moment and look around at your daily routine and think about what you can change to live more sustainability. It could be as simple as turning off your home computer each night instead of leaving it on standby mode, or taking an extra minute or two each day to recycle more. Which? wants to help provide that advice so people can make better, more informed choices.
The power of sharing
At Which?, we have a group of colleagues who set up a sustainability champions network, exploring the changes that can be made within the organisation and sharing their tips for living more sustainably.
Sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start, so the network helps other colleagues share their suggestions, ideas or tips so we can all learn from each other. Earlier in the year, they produced a ‘sustainable living’ guide (below) that’s updated on a regular basis to help inspire others internally.
If you find it difficult to know what to do to make a difference, take a look at our new digital supplement ‘Making sustainable choices’. It’s packed with useful information and advice from our experts to help you to make more environmentally-friendly decisions that work for you and the planet:
Your sustainability tips and suggestions
One thing that has been clear for me is the power of conversation in helping colleagues, friends and family understand how they can live more sustainably.
The champions network has been a great example of encouraging others to take small steps in the right direction. Just imagine if we all picked one tip to follow…. I found out that turning my computer and TV screen brightness down to 70% can reduce the energy usage by 20%!
If we all took little steps together, it’d surely add up to a big win for the environment.
I’d love to hear your tips and suggestions to help inspire others on World Environmental Day to live more sustainably.
Need some inspiration? Take a look at some of the past Which? Conversations here.