6 ways to save the planet that are pretty good excuses to be lazy

Life can be pretty exhausting sometimes, so many tasks to get through and so little time. Wouldn’t it be great if you could just take a break? Here are 6 ways you can be lazy to save the planet:


1) Wash your clothes less – Save up clothes and only wash a full load. Wash at lower temperatures too – washing in warm water will get your clothes just as clean as hot if you aren’t fighting heavy stains.



2) Take your car to the car wash – They use half the water it takes to do it yourself.


3) Pay your bills online – it saves paper and reduces greenhouse gas emissions, so there’s another good reason for sitting at home in your pants surfing the web.


4) Use a dishwasher – instead of handwashing, but only when it’s full

5) Slow down – does life need to be so fast? Take it easy, driving at 50mph uses 25% less fuel than 70mph

2000px-Aiga_toilets_inv_svg.png6) Only flush toilets if really needed – follow the Australian maxim: “If it’s yellow let it mellow, if it’s brown flush it down.”





And if anyone is judging you, you can just say ‘Hey, I’m saving the planet’

Written by TreeThinker

Passionate about the Earth and those who inhabit it. An engineer (BEng (Hons), MSEE) from Oxfordshire, UK, specialising in designing for a sustainable future. A member of the Society of Environmental Engineers and a keen environmental advocate who volunteers for several grass roots sustainability groups. I work full time as a project manager for a renewable energy company based in Oxford and also run ‘TreeThinker’ (www.treethinker.org); converting previous pasture land into a rich permaculture farm growing produce for sale locally. I deliver workshops on sustainable living, including building renewable energy technologies, as well as workshops for schools discussing 'Energy as a resource' amongst other topics. I am qualified in ‘Information, advice and guidance’ (level 4) and experienced at teaching practical skills. I'm also a keen cyclist and have a love of wordplay - writing a blog on etymology (www.etymologyotd.com).

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