From getting out of the car to privilege the use of the bicycle to demanding that politicians assume their responsibilities. It is never too late to do something for the planet. Each individual must do what they can to reduce their ecological footprint and protect the environment. Here is a list of ten ways you can help mother earth from your home. These measurements may look insignificant at the moment, but over time they make a big difference.
Walking or cycling to go from point A to point B is one of the simplest ways to reduce your carbon footprint and, incidentally, exercise, which is so good for us. And not using planes to save emissions doesn’t mean staying bored at home. If given the possibility, traveling by train or using a car to cover the stretches that can be done by road are good alternatives.
Being more responsible with what you buy can be of enormous help to the planet. Luckily, today it is easier than ever to access organic products. Use your power as a consumer to support eco-conscious stores, buy second-hand items, and generally try to buy fewer things. Sometimes just wondering if we need something before throwing it into the shopping cart.
Did you know that almost a third of the food produced annually on the planet is lost? You can help reduce these numbers by wasting as little food as possible. Eat the leftovers, be creative, and add new ingredients to what was left of yesterday and start composting if you have room for it. Compost is an excellent fertilizer that can do without chemicals.
While we are more connected today than ever, the simple act of turning off lights, computers, and displays when they are not going to be used anymore can save enormous amounts of energy in the long run. Do it and soon you will also notice the decrease in the account? Spend less and, by the way, help the planet.
This year, you can add your voice to the growing movement for climate action if you don’t already. And that does not mean taking to the streets to protest: press your local representatives to take action in the face of the environmental crisis. Stay informed and talk to friends, colleagues, and neighbors about what we can do to help the planet. Don’t underestimate the power of conversation.
Surely we could all make healthier decisions about our eating habits. For example, switching to a more plant-based diet is sure to help combat climate change. Raising animals to produce meat and dairy is one of the biggest causes of deforestation and a huge source of CO2 emissions. Eating more vegetables has less impact on the environment.
This new year, make a greater effort to leave home and explore the wonderful landscapes that our planet has to offer us. This may not directly impact the fight against climate change, but it is a way to appreciate the beauty that surrounds us and remind us that we must strive to protect it.
There are reasons to repeat it repeatedly: the devastating consequences of plastic pollution are becoming increasingly noticeable, especially in our oceans. Recycling means producing fewer new products. And it can be done even with ingenuity: why not turn an old bottle into a lamp or a birdhouse?
Every year a new phone or computer comes out, and most old accessories are thrown away rather than recycled. These devices create toxic waste by the chemicals they use to make them. However, many companies that sell these products, such as Apple, Best Buy, Sony, and Samsung, also have programs to recycle them.