Ways You Can Help the Environment as a Student


Sarah Gáliková


Use cloth bags instead of disposable ones

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For many of us, the presence of a cloth bag is a matter of preference, but there are still those who prefer to pay for a disposable plastic bag. If you added up all the money you’ve paid for disposable bags at the store, I believe you could have 10 cloth ones for that amount! The advantage of a cloth bag is its repeatable use, easy transport and also the variation of its use.

Recycle and compost

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Recycling and composting at home and at school differ in several aspects. While at home we have the necessary equipment that we have procured ourselves, it can be a bigger problem at school. Some schools, whether primary, secondary or high school, are involved in various projects that provide them with the necessary sorting and composting equipment. But what if your school is not involved? As students, we would recommend you to ask the school management whether it is not possible to involve your school in the project or to contact the parents’ association with a request for financing the necessary equipment. A big challenge is involving all students in sorting and recycling and familiarizing them with the rules. All of this requires patience, but gradually, step by step, even your school can be another example.

Buy your own straw

Buying your own straw is a small thing that can make a big difference! Whether you would like to buy bamboo or stainless steel, both are affordable and very smart.

Buy your own mug

How many coffees do you buy on average per week? And how many disposable cups end up in the trash? Buying a mug can be more financially demanding, depending on the requirements you require from the mug, but you will be extremely satisfied with the final purchase.

Support packaging-free and local shops

Look for local shops in your area and start buying groceries from them regularly.

Pick up the trash

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Often, when we pass through the city or are out for a walk in nature, we see litter thrown by the side of the road. Next time, if you have enough time, you can take a bag with you and pick up the surrounding trash as you walk. Not only your body will thank you, but especially the nature!

Buy clothes at second-hand shops

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Clothing industry is the second largest contributor to global pollution; if you want to help the nature and preserve the living you should definitely consider this idea. It is not only cheaper but also sustainable. This way you can contribute to better future.

About the Author

Sarah Gáliková is a Slovak girl with a passion for writing interesting articles and photography. She studied Economics and business, however her true affection is English language. Sarah’s free time mostly consists of nature, great books and a camera.

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