Possible Pledges for the Protection of the Planet

Possible Pledges for the Protection of the Planet

Energy – gas, electricity, fossil fuels

  • Walk, cycle, or use public transport where possible
  • Reduce speed when driving
  • Wash clothes at lower temperature – 30 degrees
  • Dry washing outdoors instead of the tumble dryer
  • Use energy efficient lightbulbs
  • Switch off lights when not using a room.
  • Do not leave electrical items plugged in on standby
  • Boil only the amount of hot water you need


  • Take shorter showers, saves water and energy
  • Run a full dishwasher/washing machine
  • Do not wash under a running tap
  • Collect rainwater for use in the garden – install a water barrel


  • Avoid take out cups
  • Use reusable coffee mugs and water bottles
  • Use lunchboxes or paper or reusable sandwich bags instead of plastic bags
  • Bring your own reusable bag when shopping
  • Avoid toiletries and cosmetics with microbeads

Food choices

  • Avoid food waste only buy and cook what you need
  • Eat more vegetarian dishes
  • Buy locally produced food
  • Eat foods that are in season
  • Consider the distance travelled “air-miles” when making food choices
  • Consider buying fair trade goods

Protection of wildlife

  • Weed your garden instead of using weedkiller
  • Avoid the use of pesticides
  • Plant pollinator friendly plants (bee-friendly plants)

Waste and Pollution

  • Recycle where possible especially paper, plastic, glass and batteries
  • Donate unwanted clothing to charity
  • Use the brown bin for food waste
  • Compost garden waste
  • Use eco-friendly cleaning materials
  • Think before you print – do you need a hard copy?
  • Print on both sides of the paper