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TextVibes Launched a Challenge for National Environment Day

2021-06-12 By Kristen Elmes

With everything that is currently happening in the world, the question of "who will actually save our planet?" may cross your mind. So, I'll save you the time of googling the answer because it's simple, everyone needs to start pulling their weight. Our planet needs us NOW more than ever and time is running out. We need to start making even the smallest changes to the way we live. Yes, they may seem insignificant but if everyone does their bit it will make a substantial difference.

Our challenge

For World Environment Day (5th of June) the TextVibes team created a challenge for their community. The purpose behind the challenge was to encourage achievable lifestyle changes. The challenge required the community to select and stick by 1 or all 3 of the criteria listed below:

  • Eat vegetarian or vegan
  • Not use public transport (you could walk or cycle)
  • Not buy or consume anything wrapped in plastic

Everyone that took part shared pictures of their meal creations, transport decisions and shopping habits onto Instagram and the TextVibes Telegram community group. We would like to thank everyone that took part in our challenge. We loved the community atmosphere it brought with users sharing their experiences from different sides of the world.

Change your habits

Now, we challenge you to carry on the good work. One day of good deeds will not solve our problem. We need to commit ourselves to the cause and start living a more selfless lifestyle. So, if you are looking for more ways of how to help the environment we have made a checklist of 10 additional things you can do! Please tag @text__vibes on your pictures and use the #textvibeschallenge.

10 easy tips that will make a huge impact

  1. Use glass bottles over plastic
  2. Plant a tree (A tree can absorb as much as 48 pounds of carbon dioxide each year)
  3. Use recyclable shopping bags (It is estimated that it takes between 15 and 1000 years for a plastic bag to decompose)
  4. Stop using plastic straws
  5. Use fluorescent bulbs (you can save energy and money, too)
  6. Turn off your computer at night
  7. Take the stairs (this applies only at times when you’d be using the elevator alone as it uses about the same amount of electricity whether it's going up empty or full)
  8. Take shorter showers and skip baths (you'll save water and electricity on heating)
  9. Use both sides of the paper (set your printers default setting to print double sided)
  10. Join the slow fashion movement (the movement encourages people to buy clothes that are produced in an eco-friendly way while respecting human and animal rights)

Every small bit counts. The planet will thank us later.

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