Little changes can make a difference.
With carbon emissions climbing, temperatures increasing, and weather getting weirder all over, it can feel like the existential threat of our changing climate is impossible to stop.
Our planet is in serious trouble. Here are three simple ways you can do your part to help save it!
1) Say NO To Plastic
Every 60 seconds, one million plastic water bottles are bought around the globe, according to WaterDocs.ca. As a result, about three billion pounds of plastic water bottles are added to landfills, and another eight million tons end up in the ocean. Out of all the plastic we use, only 9% of plastic is being recycled. Swap your plastic covers to reusable cloth bags. Say no to plastic straws. Try to carry a travel mug, so you can ask for your beverage in your own mug instead of a plastic cup. Don’t buy water bottles, carry your own water. Imagine the impact one person can make when you live a plastic-free life!
2) Eat Less Meat
Meat Production is one of the major contributors to global warming and reforestation. Meat and other animal products are incredibly energy-intensive. We are not saying that everyone should go vegan-but for starters everyone should try to reduce their consumption of animal products. With really small changes like picking dark chocolate over white, or maple syrup over honey. Really small changes make a big difference.
3) Turn Off The Lights
While for humans, too much light may not necessarily seem to be a harmful thing, artificial light at night interrupts the natural environment, affecting the reproductive cycles of some animals, paths of birds and animals that uses the star s to navigate, and confuse night-flying insects.Switching off unnecessary lights and electronics can hugely help to prevent light pollution. This is one of the cheapest and most effective ways to deal with the problem.
4) Save Tap Water Usage
The average faucet releases 7.5 litres of water per minute; you can save up to 20 litres of water every day by just turning off the tap while you brush your teeth! Similarly, a shower bath uses 8.5 times more water than a bucket bath. If your bath is under 5 minutes, you save almost 2000 litres of water a month.
5) Plant A Tree
As boring as it may seem, the reason why we should plant more trees is because it is one of the most powerful ways to make a transformation for the environment. Planting a tree is a lifelong investment. You could even make this an annual family event where each family member plants a new tree.
Protecting the planet starts with you!
9/28/2018 10:06 AM