Climate change is real. Rising sea levels, extreme weather events, deforestation, and the extinction of species have all been attributed to global warming. However, as people, we can help to limit global warming by taking small, long-term activities in our communities.
1. Reduce emissions
When possible, drive less and instead choose for sustainable modes of transportation such as bicycle or public transit. When we go long-distance travel, trains are more environmentally friendly than airplanes which produce a significant amount of CO2. According to the CE, each liter of gasoline consumed by your automobile emits 2.5 kilograms of CO2 into the atmosphere.
2. Save energy and use renewable energy
– Look at the labels on your appliances and make sure they’re never left on standby. When it comes to heating and air conditioning, always adjust the thermostat at proper temperature. We can save energy and, of course, money at the end of the month by being careful with how we utilize home equipment.
– Replace your lightbulbs with LEDs. Quality LED lightbulbs may last up to 25 times longer than fluorescent bulbs, are more durable, and consume up to 75% less energy.
– If possible, use renewable energy from solar and wind
3. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
– Reduce: consume less, more efficiently.
– Reuse: take advantage of second-hand markets to reuse stuff that you no longer need, or to get something that someone else has discarded that you require. You’ll save money and cut down on your usage. Bartering is another viable option.
– Recycle: packaging, electronics garbage, and so forth. Did you know that recycling 50% of your rubbish at home will save you over 730 kilograms of CO2 every year?
4. Eat low-carbon
– Reduce your meat consumption (livestock is one of the most significant polluters of the environment) and increase your fruit and vegetable consumption. Producing meat, especially red meat, involves a range of stages. For example, growing plants to feed the animals is far more difficult than growing plants to eat oneself.
– Most plant-based products emit 10-50 times lower greenhouse gas emissions than animal-based products, therefore eating more cereals and vegetables is the environmentally responsible choice.
– Avoid unnecessary packaging and processed meals as far as possible
5. Act against forest loss
– Avoid anything that might provide a forest fire danger as much as possible.
– If you wish to buy wood, look for one that has a certification or mark indicating that it is from a sustainable source.
– Go outside and plant a tree! It may absorb up to a ton of CO2 throughout the course of its life.
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