Saving the planet is not really about stopping Planet Earth from dying, exploding or somehow disappearing. It’s about saving our own skins. Pretty much whatever we do Planet Earth will still be here – it’s us (and many other life forms) that are the ones under threat.

So here are three quick and easy eco top tips…

1) Go Veggie. 25 calories of fossil fuel are used to produce just one calorie of meat protein. Vegetable protein requires 30% less energy, 100 times less water and seven times less land area.

Every time you eat a meat free meal you’re helping the environment.

2) Use the car for one less journey this week. Reduce your car use one journey at a time. It all adds up.

Every time you leave the car at home you are helping to reduce global warming and particulate pollution.

3) Take your unwanted clothes, shoes, toys and bric-a-brac to the local charity shop. Millions of tonnes of perfectly good, re-usable items end up in landfill every year.

So don’t add yours to the pile – donate it to charity and save the planet while helping a good cause.

About the Author: Chantal Cooke is a passionate environmentalist since the age of eight, is a London Leader in Sustainability and co-founder of PASSION for the PLANET

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