50 Specific Actions of Green Living



There are many different ways that people can go green and help the environment. Here is an example of 50 specific actions of green living.

Changing our way of using transport is an important part of green living. Specific action can include:

  • 1: Use a bicycle instead of a car
  • 2: Explore the option of public transport
  • 3: Consider car sharing
  • 4: Investigate alternative fuel sources for vehicles
  • 5: Find out more about hybrid cars
  • 6: Learn about electric cars
  • 7: Walk short distances instead of taking a car

Alternative Fuel Sources


Seeking alternative fuel sources is an important part of green living. More specific actions include:

  • 8: Consider solar panels
  • 9: Investigate wind power as an alternative fuel source
  • 10: Learn about alternative fuel sources
  • 11: Find out what grants are available for installing alternative fuel supplies
  • 12: Use bio fuels where possible

Buy Local Produce


Reducing the amount of miles that food and other products travel helps to reduce your carbon footprint. Here are some more specific action points:

  • 13: Grow vegetables and fruit. Even the smallest yard has room for a tiny container garden
  • 14: Buy local produce
  • 15: Buy food that is in season - it is cheaper and costs less to produce
  • 16: Ask where an item has been made, is there a locally produced alternative?
  • 17: Consider getting an allotment
  • 18: Buy organic produce that has been produced without chemicals that can harm the environment

Recycle More


Recycling is an important part of going green. Specific actions include:

  • 19: Recycle to keep waste out of land-fill
  • 20: Reduce waste paper by using the back of printed paper, not printing emails, reusing envelopes etc
  • 21: Buy recycled paper
  • 22: Recycle and repurpose items, making them into something new
  • 23: Recycle garden and kitchen waste by making a compost bin and using the compost to grow vegetables
  • 24: Use a fabric shopping bag
  • 25: Recycle Christmas decorations, birthday cards and other items

Use Less Energy


Using less energy is an important way to help the environment. Here are some more specific action points:

  • 26: Use low energy light bulbs
  • 27: Look for the EnergyStar symbol on electrical appliances
  • 28: Switch electrical items off when not in use
  • 29: Put a thermostat on heating systems
  • 30: Install good insulation
  • 31: Consider double or triple glazing when it is time to change the windows
  • 32: Investigate solar power alternatives where appropriate, for instance garden lights

Reduce Pollution


Reducing pollution is an important part of green living. Action points include:

  • 33: Do not burn fossil fuels
  • 34: Seek alternatives to traditional gas powered vehicles
  • 35: Do not drop litter
  • 36: Industries to clean up their waste
  • 37: Clean fuel alternatives to be used to replace traditional fuels
  • 38: Support clean beach campaigns

Shop Carefully


Careful shopping is part of green living. Here are some more specific action points:

  • 39: Look for fair trade alternatives
  • 40: Refuse unnecessary packaging
  • 41: Reject items that have been shipped from overseas when there are locally produced alternatives available
  • 42: Use recycled carriers
  • 43: Ask for organic alternatives
  • 44: Shop at farmers markets
  • 45: Consider buying in bulk - this is cheaper and reduces the number of shopping visits

Celebrate the Earth


Celebrate the earth! More action points include:

  • 46: Take part in Earth Day
  • 47: Raise awareness of important environmental issues
  • 48: Teach others about the environment
  • 49: Plant a tree to offset your carbon footprint
  • 50: Have fun enjoying and respecting your environment!

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