How Going Online Can Help You Preserve the Environment

You may not think about it, but when you log onto your laptop every morning, then you are helping to preserve the environment. Fighting against climate change should be one of your priorities every day, as it’s the responsibility of each of us to do our part to help out the planet. So, by logging onto your laptop and doing everything that you normally do, you are already taking the necessary steps to preserving our natural environment.

But what are those activities that you can keep doing or start doing to help out? Well, that’s exactly what we’re going to go through down below. We’ll take you through each of the top things that you can do online to help out the environment. Keep reading to learn some more!

Shopping Online

When you do your shopping online, you are seriously helping out the environment. That’s because you’re not going o be wasting the gas in your car to head out to the store and put all of that pollution into the air. Plus, isn’t it just so much more convenient to do all of your shopping from the comfort of your own home? Everything is just shipped right to your front door.

Paying Your Bills Online

When you’re thinking about paying your bills, your first thought might be for your bank to send you your bill through the mail. However, this option isn’t the best for the environment, if you think about it. Those bills are pretty much just a waste of paper that you sign off and send away. You could save so much paper and help out the environment by using online banking and paying your bills online. It’s a lot easier and less frustrating for you to have to deal with all of that paper flying around.

Throwing Out That TV

Most of us don’t even watch TV anymore. Most of us turn to our laptops to watch Netflix or stream our favorite shows on. And that’s a great thing! When you use online streaming services instead of your TV, you are going to be saving energy. That’s because your TV takes a huge amount of electricity to run, so by throwing it out, you are going to be helping both the planet and your energy bill.

Throwing Out Your Stereo

Why would you need that old stereo that takes up so much electricity when you have Spotify or another online music streaming service? This is going to really cut down on the amount of energy that you use on a daily basis, just like with the TV. And of course, your energy bills are going to go down without all of these extra electronics taking so much power.

Finding Useful Tips Online

If you spend a lot of your money and space on your bookshelves with how-to books and cookbooks, then this is an area of your life that you can help out with the environment. Much like with your paper bills, when you buy physical books, you are contributing to wastefulness with the paper. You can easily search for most of the information that you need online or you can even buy a Kindle or another e-reader to get your reading on, eBooks are certainly a life saver!

Reading Your Morning Paper Online

Another huge source of paper that you could cut down on is your morning paper. When you read newspapers and get them delivered to your door every morning, this not only costs in terms of shipping but is horrible for the environment in terms of deforestation to get that paper. You can easily subscribe to the digital version of your favorite newspapers and preserve the environment that way.

Clicking on Ads and Donating Money

There are tons of ways that you can donate money online to causes that help out the environment. If you have the money to donate, then do a quick search of legitimate organizations that help stop deforestation, political advocacy groups, or animal welfare organizations. When you donate, you are helping to promote these group’s goals of helping the environment.

Looking for Shopping Coupons Online

If a ton of your mail right now is coming from stores that are providing you with coupons, then it’s a good idea to stop those from coming into your mailbox. That’s because you can often find all of the coupons that you need online! This is going to help you save so much paper that you would just waste by going into the store to give it to the retailer. You can just pay through these coupons, while you shop online and stay safe.

Get Rid of That Phonebook

Who needs a phonebook anymore? No one! You can find all of those phone numbers online just by doing a quick Google search. You can easily opt out of getting the phonebook delivered to your door, which will save an absolute ton of paper. And you should well know how much paper is involved in creating those huge phonebooks!

Find Out the Quickest Route to Your Destination

What would we do without our GPS’s? These little devices allow us to get to our destination in the quickest amount of time. This is going to cut your travel time in half and is going to ensure that you don’t put too much pollution into the air with your vehicle’s emissions. Plus, you’re not going to have those frustrating times when you have no idea where you’re going.

You Can Use Your Computer to Journal Instead

If you are someone who likes to jot everything down in a journal before bed or throughout the day, then you can think about doing that online as well! There are plenty of apps that allow you to keep track of your journaling’s and not have to waste paper with a physical journal. Plus, it’s a lot easier than keeping track of where you put the journal last!

And there you have it! When it comes to helping out with the environment, it’s the responsibility of each and every one of us to help stop the effects of climate change from becoming too bad. Do your part and start doing more of your tasks online!


A traveller by day and reader by night' is how I would sum up my life. My wanderlust led me to quit my cushy job at 28 and finally embark on a journey around the world. Since then, I have lived in many countries and soaked in as many books as possible during my travel journeys. Among them, the "Book of Mirdad" is still my personal favourite and holds a special place in my heart. My progression towards writing was inevitable and happened quite naturally. I have been writing for a few years now an...

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