You may not think you have the power to help when hearing stories on the news about extreme weather happening around the world caused by climate change. However, if you make small changes in the way you live you could be part of a global movement to save the planet.
Becoming part of the environmentalist movement means living a greener more sustainable lifestyle. Although you may be one person, living sustainably can lower your carbon emissions quite significantly and add to the global impact likeminded people are having by doing the same as you.
Find out how you can make a difference by reading today’s article.
1. Trust What Scientists are Saying and Spread the Word
Did you know that there are still people out there that don’t believe global warming is a risk? According to a survey done by the Pew Research Center, 9% of people believe that climate change isn’t a threat.
Well, the climate change in Namibia, India and other parts of the world will show you a different story. Multiple scientific journals prove global warming is real and its effect on the world is starting to show terrifying results. This includes the following:
- Melting of the polar ice caps
- Extreme floods
- Deadly heatwaves
- Major hurricanes
- A rise in sea level
It’s important to trust what the scientists are saying and share all your credible sources with your loved ones. You want everyone to be educated on the risk of climate change so they too can live sustainable lives.
2. Go 100% Green
Greenhouse gas emissions are linked to burning fossil fuels to provide energy for electricity and heating systems. It’s time to move away from coal energy and go 100% green. Opt for solar or wind energy to power up your home so you can decrease your carbon footprint.
3. Don’t Buy Single-Use Plastic Products
Single-use plastic is a disposable material that’s used to package goods. However, single-use plastic is a non-recyclable material and often ends up littering the ocean. According to Sea Turtle Conservancy, over 1 million aquatic animals are killed each year by single-use plastics.
If you buy plastic products ensure they’re recyclable. Or simply avoid buying any products that are packaged with plastic.
4. Buy Your Produce from Local Farmers
Here is how buying fruit and vegetables from local farmers can lower carbon emissions:
- Reduces the fuel needed to ship fruits from one country to another
- Prevents using unrecyclable packaging
- Reduces the energy needed to refrigerate produce
5. Teach Your Children
Teach your children about climate change and what they can do to reduce their carbon footprint. It’s important to teach your children not to litter, waste water or electricity. They will grow up being environmentally aware which can have a positive impact on the future of the planet.
If you want the world to change, you must start with yourself and how you live. Become part of a global movement to save the planet. If everyone can work together the fight against climate change will be easier. So are you ready to go 100% green?
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