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World Environment Day: 10 tips to make a difference for our planet

Team StoryWeavers|June 05, 2024, 11:37 IST|
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World Environment Day is a perfect opportunity to reflect on our daily habits and make changes that benefit the planet. From planting saplings to recycling old devices to educating children, at BYJU’S, we map new ways to make sustainability and conservation a priority. These efforts, align with our vision and aim to educate as well as instil change as we continue to spread our footprint across the globe.

Here are ten practical tips that you can implement both at home and at work to contribute to a healthier, more sustainable environment.

Reduce, reuse, recycle

Tip: Practice the three Rs: Reduce waste by buying products with less packaging, reuse items whenever possible, and recycle materials like paper, plastic, and glass.

Action: Make recycling a habit at home and educate family members on what can be recycled.

Conserve water

Tip: Be mindful of water usage by fixing leaks, taking shorter showers, and turning off the tap while brushing your teeth.

Action: Install water-saving fixtures like low-flow showerheads and dual-flush toilets.

Switch to energy-efficient appliances

Tip: Use energy-efficient appliances and light bulbs to reduce energy consumption and lower utility bills.

Action: Replace old appliances with Energy Star-rated ones and switch to LED bulbs.

Use eco-friendly cleaning products

Tip: Choose cleaning products that are biodegradable and free from harmful chemicals.

Action: Make your cleaning solutions using natural ingredients like vinegar and baking soda.

Grow your own food

Tip: Start a small vegetable garden or use containers to grow herbs and vegetables.

Action: Plant easy-to-grow veggies like tomatoes, lettuce, and peppers to enjoy fresh, organic produce.

Opt for Sustainable Transportation 

Tip: Reduce your carbon footprint by choosing sustainable transportation options such as walking, biking, carpooling, or using public transportation. 

Action: Commit to using alternative modes of transportation whenever possible, and consider investing in an electric vehicle or hybrid car.

Compost organic waste 

Tip: Reduce food waste and divert organic materials from landfills by composting kitchen scraps and yard waste. 

Action: Start a compost bin or pile in your backyard, or explore community composting programs if you don’t have outdoor space. Use compost to enrich your garden soil naturally.

Support local and sustainable food 

Tip: Reduce the environmental impact of your diet by choosing locally produced, seasonal, and sustainably sourced food items. 

Action: Shop at farmers’ markets, or grow your own fruits and vegetables. Prioritize organic and fair-trade products when possible.

Practice energy conservation 

Tip: Reduce energy consumption and lower your carbon footprint by practicing energy conservation habits at home. 

Action: Turn off lights and appliances when not in use, unplug electronics, use programmable thermostats to regulate heating and cooling, and maximize natural light and ventilation.

Engage in environmental intiatives 

Tip: Take action to protect the environment and advocate for policies that promote sustainability and conservation. 

Action: Get involved in local environmental organisations, participate in community clean-up events, attend public meetings, and contact elected officials to express support for environmental initiatives and policies.


By making small, intentional changes at home and work, we can collectively have a significant positive impact on the environment. This World Environment Day, let’s commit to these practical tips and lead by example in our communities and workplaces. Every action counts, and together, we can create a sustainable future for generations to come.

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About the Author

I'm Naqshib Nisar aka the Ministry of Happiness. A digital journalist who can write anything under the sun. When I'm not writing, I'm definitely discovering hidden gems of a city or exploring the food culture. Being a language enthusiast, I grasp words from songs I don't really understand. I'm mostly in the procaffeinating mode because coffee comes first. Hit me up if you ever want to find the best cappuccino and croissants in Bangalore.

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