Australian Environmental Education
There are many ways that you can help to conserve Australia’s environment and be more sustainable. Think about the choices you make every day; how do you get to work, what do you put in the bin, how long was your shower today, did you remember the reusable bag for the shopping? You can make a difference today with every choice you make.
Many of the Earth’s resources are being depleted faster than they can be renewed. This means that we are living in an unsustainable way. Sustainable living is about:
- making choices that keep us operating within the Earth’s ecological capacity;
- using only what we need;
- making better choices about the way we use resources and impact the natural world;
- finding the right balance between what we take and what we give.
Think about what changes you can make to the way you live and work become more sustainable? What changes are we prepared to make as a community and nation that will help achieve this goal?
Remember the choices you made today? What if you choose to leave the car at home? You can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by catching a bus, riding a bike or walking to work instead. What if you used a Keep Cup and reusable Water Bottle? This change reduces the amount of garbage going into landfill each year and our reliance on single use plastic. Reduce, reuse and recycle, it is easier that you think. What if you cut your shower down by 2 minutes? A standard shower head uses 20 litres a water per minute, save water and money. Did you remember the the reusable bags? Keep reusable bags in your car and bag so you always have one ready.
These are 4 simple change you can make in your life that can help you be more sustainable and change the world.