5 ways to help our planet during lockdown
Updated: May 5
What can I do during lockdown?
Covid19 has us all in unfamiliar territory. We’ve put together some Earth-friendly things you can do indoors whilst the world resets.
1. Learn more about our planet
+ Read anything you have at home about nature, the Earth, the environment, animals, plants, biodiversity, recycling or anything else that interests you.
+ Watch environmental documentaries - Find a comfy spot and search 'David Attenborough documentaries’ on YouTube, or your chosen video content provider.
+ Enrol in a free online course on Environmentalism, Sustainability or Climate Change: mooc.org
+ Download Extincts and encourage your friends to do the same. You can play together, while staying home, and learn about some incredible creatures currently on the brink of extinction: extincts.app/games
2. Reduce Food Waste
Now you know exactly where you’ll be for every meal - either at work or at home - you can plan your meals and only buy exactly what you need.
+ Reduce Food Waste: bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/how-reduce-food-waste
+ Learn how to meal plan: skintdad.co.uk/meal-planning-beginners-guide
+ Try composting in a flat: goingzerowaste.com/blog/composting-for-apartments
3. Rethink your diet
+ Experiment with plant based meals: forksoverknives.com/recipes/vegan-menus-collections/30-minute-meals
+ Choose Local Foods: eatseasonably.co.uk
4. Support conservation charities from your sofa
Get online and discover what your favourite environmentalists are doing and wire them some funds.
+ Wikipedia's List of Conservation Orgs: wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_conservation_organisations
+ Download Extincts and encourage your friends to do the same. You can play together while staying home, and if you decide to make any purchases in the app, you know you're contributing to protect some incredible creatures on the brink of extinction. We give 70% of profits to 4 fabulous charities: IUCN,OAUK, RSPB, WWF.
5. Source some sustainable fashion
Take the time you have been gifted and use it to find out where you can find clothes that don’t cost the Earth.
+ Ethical Fashion on a Budget: moralfibres.co.uk/how-to-buy-ethical-fashion-on-a-budget
+ Discover Extincts Teemill Shop where you can buy our branded merchandise AND get ethically sourced clothing AND know you're contributing to protect some incredible creatures on the brink of extinction. We give 70% of profits to 4 fabulous charities: IUCN,OAUK, RSPB, WWF.