Much of our environmental legislation comes from the EU so I’m concerned about the impact following the referendum result. As The Independent says “The EU’s record on environmental issues is arguably one of its greatest achievements. It has developed world-leading legislation on a range of issues, which have helped tackle water and air pollution, protected endangered species, and imposed tough safeguards on the use of genetically modified crops and potentially dangerous chemicals.”
I don’t think any of us wants to go back to the days where we didn’t want to go swimming in the sea due to pollution, so the question is what can we do. It’s hard because as individuals we don’t have control over legislation, but we do have control over our own actions. So for me the answer is to do something, no matter how small it is because every small changes adds together to become a big change.
And if you’re looking for inspiration on the types of changes you can make, you’re in luck because bloggers in the BritMums community have lots of ideas and examples of things you can do, across the broad spectrum of environmental issues including reducing waste, sustainable clothes and helping wildlife. Here are some examples written in the past month.
- Weekly Green Tips – 7 Best bee attracting plants | A Green and Rosie Life
- Millican – the Sustainable backpack for the conscious traveller | A Greener Life for Us
- Yummy uses for cold chips! | Eco Thrifty Living
- How to make amazing windspinners with upcycled drinks cans | Me, You and Magoo
- Why we’re sticking with the LiveLagom sustainable life | PinksCharming
I hope these posts inspire you to make a small change to retain and improve the environment we live in; if so please leave a comment on the blog post so the blogger knows they’ve inspired someone and is encouraged to keep writing on environmental topics. And please remember that by working together we can achieve great things and each small change you make will lead to big change.
Please send me links to your environmental posts for the next round-up via my blog or tweet me @katedavis. Alternatively, let me know if you have any questions about the environment and I’ll answer them in future posts.