Social responsibility is when an action doesn’t cause harm to society or the environment. Social responsibility should be incorporated in our daily actions and decision making when it comes to other people or the environment. It can be done either individually or by an organisation therefore it can safeguard the interests of the present and future generations. If you feel like your social responsibility is in need of some improvement then continue ready for 3 tips on becoming more socially responsible.
Reduce and Reuse
Examples of different ways you can reduce and reuse waste are by freezing leftover food or freezing food immediately after being bought in order for the sell by date to last longer, re-using old shopping bags as plastic bags can take 15 to 1000 years to decompose, buying already used clothes from places such as charity shops, buy products that use less packaging as this reduces waste and cost. Also, try to repair products instead of just throwing them away and borrow items that are used infrequently such as party decorations or tools. You can read the Glasdon ebook on more ways you can reduce and reuse.
The amount of energy you use can badly effect the environment. This is because power can create toxic fumes that destroy the Earth’s natural resources. Ways in which you can save energy is by switching off lights and plug sockets when not in use. You can replace your light bulbs with energy saving bulbs as they can use 80% less energy and last 25 times longer. Insulate your home as insulation helps lower utility bills by keeping heat in the house during the winter season and keeping heat out during the summer. Opt to drying your washing outdoors instead of using a tumble dryer and during the winter season layer up with jumpers instead of using the central heating.
Use recycling bins
Not only can you be socially responsible in the house but you can make certain changes when you are outdoors. An example of how you can do this is by using the recycling bins that can be found around in super market car parks for everyone to use. Community recycling bins encourage you to dispose glass, plastic and clothing in the correct way.
Why don’t you join in on the conversation of how you can be more socially responsible by using the hashtag #MySocialSpirit