There are things we can do in everyday life to make a positive impact upon the world, whether it’s recycling or cycling to work/school, but it all takes effort. Okay, so putting a paper bag in the recycling bin takes so little effort that it probably wasn’t a good example. The point is that doing the greener option takes a conscious thought even for the greenest amongst us.
We should and must all make the effort to perform the simple tasks like recycling, but there are other ways that can be done unconsciously once you get started—for example, using Ecosia for your online searches. Ecosia helps you find the information you need while also planting trees where they’re needed most. All you need to do once it’s downloaded is to search for the information you want—piece of cake!
Green banking is another choice we can make either as individuals, businesses, or organisations. The Co-op Bank, for example, puts money back into the local [to you] community providing improvements for all. They also do work for the natural environment, not just people.
If you’re not looking for a bank and just need some help making ethical investments, the Ethical Investment Association (EIA) is a great option. They bring advisors together from around the UK to help you make the right choice for your dollar.
Just as the colour itself has many shades, being “green” in the environmental sense can be done in many different ways. Whatever suits your lifestyle and personal choices, there’s something we can all do to be friendlier towards the planet.
Would you switch your bank if you could use one that had a positive ethical and/or environmental impact? Would you change your investment strategy change if you could choose an environmental option?