Countries across the world will be celebrating World Environment Day this Sunday, after months of campaigns, events, seminars and activities all designed to promote each and every one of us doing our bit to preserve the beauties of the world for future generations.
Whilst it's easy to rely on governments to do the 'hard work' in reducing waste and saving natural resources, each and every one of us can make a difference on a small scale...which adds up to a very big positive impact on reducing our carbon footprint!
World Environment Day was started in 1972, to promote positive environmental action around the world...so how can we do our bit?
Making small changes can make a big difference...
Try opening the windows rather than using air freshener sprays and chemicals.
Dry the laundry outside on the line rather than in the tumble dryer.
Buy foods from local growers and suppliers.
Cut back on chemical cleaners around the house and use natural products instead.
Try growing some of your own food.
Switch to a renewable energy supplier.
Get the kids involved with recycling household waste.
The World Environment Day website is full of images, information and ideas...and you can send in examples of your own efforts to be included online.
For an easy guide on effective recycling check out 'Reduce, Reuse, Recycle'
For information on reducing your carbon footprint in general...'Save Cash and Save the Planet'
Go get 'em, my fellow eco warriors!