Start a home garden
You can plant your own fruit and veggies in a home garden. You will be helping the environment and saving money at the same time!
Make your own compost
Put leftover food in a compost heap. You can use compost to grow new plants. Making compost also reduces space used for landfills and creates healthy soil.
Plant indigenous species of plants. They use less water and provide food and habitat for animals.
Don’t use plastic
Plastic bags harm animals and the environment and take years to break down. Use your own canvas bag instead of plastic bags.
Use a glass drinking bottle that can be washed out and used again. If you use items that can be reused, this results in less waste.
Become a Waste Picker
Start waste picking to make money. Waste pickers collect recyclable materials to resell to buyback centres.
Saving water is extremely important. All living species need water to survive. Always turn off your tap when you’re finished and fix all your plumbing leaks
Reduce power use
When you exit a room, always turn off the lights. Using electricity creates pollution. You will create far less pollution if you save electricity.
This article was published in collaboration with the Department of Environmental Affairs