10 easy ways you can help our environment

Find out how you can help wildlife with our 10 simple tips. Even doing something small can make a big difference.

10. Keep your garden or green spaces free from chemicals.

Reduce your use of herbicides and pesticides. These chemicals kill butterflies, moths, and other pollinating insects, such as ladybugs, beetles, and spiders – the natural enemies of your garden pests.

More than three-quarters of UK butterflies have declined over the past 40 years and evidence suggests that neonicotinoid pesticides, in particular, are one of the causes of these declines.

9. Don’t buy single-use plastics.

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Put a reusable vial or bottle in your bag the next time you’re on the go. Make it a habit and completely reduce your weekly bottle purchases, preventing 52 bottles from ending up in landfills and oceans.

More than 2,600 plastic bottles per year would be prevented from entering our environment if only 50 people wrapped a bottle instead of buying a bottle. Small changes can make a big difference.

8. Shop locally, buy organic.

If you have the chance, buying fresh organic food is a great way to support local farmers, reduce your carbon footprint, and support nature in your food choices.

7. Record wildlife near you.

Recording the wildlife where you live provides vital information that helps conservationists protect the environment. The information is used by the government to reveal the health of the environment at the national, UK, and EU levels.

Registration and monitoring programs help Butterfly Conservation direct our conservation efforts to where they are needed most.

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6. Re-use and recycle.

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Plastic Bin Reducing the amount of “stuff” you eat has the biggest benefits for the planet. It’s best to avoid waste in the first place, so think more carefully about your purchases.

Reusing items saves the natural resources and energy needed to make new ones, while also saving money.

5. Reduce your carbon footprint.

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Even the smallest effort to reduce your carbon footprint can make a difference. On short trips, why not give up the car in favor of walking or cycling, could you share a car with a colleague to get to work or use public transport?

4. Avoid peat-based composts.

A healthy peatland can store huge amounts of rainwater, which can reduce the risk of flooding. Peatlands are also very useful in the fight against climate change because they trap large amounts of carbon. In fact, they can store a lot more carbon than trees.

Butterfly Conservation “Bog Squad” volunteers work tirelessly to restore this invaluable habitat, but by avoiding peat-based compost you too can make a difference.

3. Plant pollinator-friendly plants.

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The Ringlet Butterfly in the Garden helps butterflies, moths, and other pollinators without breaking the bank by adding a container of nectar plants to your doorway, balcony, or garden this spring. Plots for

Pollinators are a project for everyone; you don’t need a garden or green fingers to grow a plant that will help our struggling butterflies and bees.

2. Volunteer for wildlife or environmental organization.

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The volunteers who create ditch blockades at Wester MossButterfly Conservation rely on the support of thousands of volunteers who contribute approximately 175,000 days a year, which equates to 800 full-time employees. Without them, we could not do our job.

Whether it’s learning about conservation work or recording the butterflies and moths you see, there is a wide range of opportunities for people who want to get involved, regardless of your age or age. your experience.

 

1. Inspire others.

Volunteer at a Public Event – Megan Lowe Helping save butterflies, moths, and other wildlife can be fun whether you’re five or 105. Share your love of the natural world with those around you, encourage your family and friends to participate in outdoor activities.

Encouraging others to see the value and beauty of nature and its wildlife can be the most important way to help save it.