Planet earth was just sweltering on its history with probably the hottest 5-year period. The Amazon, like key parts of California, was in flames. Australian forest caught fire. Iceland’s melting glaciers do not seem to stop. We are cutting more trees than planting is also a contributing sign of danger.
The climate is changing so rapidly due to the harm that has been done to its essential sources to survive that it has become a seemingly endless chain of extreme natural catastrophes which might leave us feeling impotent. And while it is sadly true that we require some governmental initiatives and support in making the requisite huge societal-level improvements, we are not quite helpless as individuals. Here is all you can do to play your part.
Ride a Bicycle
Stepping into a greener lifestyle for real will mean some discomfort like selling your vehicle, and using public transportation options or walking or cycling to get around. But this may not work for everyone so if you cannot ride a bicycle because of considerable distance then try driving less. Avoiding car reliance for each trip represents a big move towards a better environment. Just riding a bike will save fossil fuel burning and add a form of physical exercise into your day. A research carried out by the research institute of Transportation Studies in 2015 found that a significant global rise in bicycling could reduce pollution from mass transportation by up to 10% by 2050.
The best way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is by consuming less products. Either by quitting a vehicle whose release is harmful or using a reusable shopping bag, lessening the production and consumption will result in less fossil fuels being burned across the globe to harvest, manufacture and ship goods. Think about the climate whenever you shop. For example, if you’re in the search of a new vehicle, simply look for one that can have the longest period with least environmental impact. Even shopping in bulk quantities will minimize the amount of product packaging, wrapping and boxing when purchasing important goods, such as groceries. Purchasing Buying more will also mean having a less bad effect on the climate.
Plant Like you Love it
33 million acres of trees are drastically cut each year. Timber production adds 1.5 billion metric tons of carbon to the air in the tropical regions alone. That reflects that 20% of emissions of greenhouse gases are through human beings because of a reasonably avoidable cause. While planting and trying to link emotionally to the real earth and taking care of what is being grown makes you appreciate and value it. All the more, if what you are planting is natural and attracts pollinating insects such as bees, butterflies and colibris.
Say No to Plastic
We all know what plastic has done to the habitats of earthlings so whenever it is possible, consider other options instead of plastic. Take extra care while disposing off the plastic you are using to avoid it getting in our waterways and other environments.