October 17, 2019

What can we do to stop climate change?

Climate change has already begun to impact our planet and the effects are everywhere. Arctic and Antarctic ice is melting, leading to rising sea levels. Temperatures continue to rise throughout the planet - plant and animal ranges have shifted and trees are flowering sooner. 

We all can prevent climate change getting worse by changing the way we behave, shifting the way we make, and consume energy. 

What we can do?

  1. Adjust your diet.
    Cutting meat out of your diet, especially beef and lamb. Meat and dairy production is responsible for 14% of global climate-changing emissions.
    Eat more fruit and vegetables- this also has many health benefits and always make sure you eat everything that you buy. Buying locally is always preferred!  
  2. Recycle
    Recycling in your home and workplace is easy and requires minimal effort, yet it has a huge impact. Be sure to use the recycle bins for plastics and glass containers that can't be reused. Recycling and composting are effective ways to decrease the generation of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide and methane.
  3. Save energy at home
    Make sure to turn off lights and unplug devices that you're not using anymore. Wash your clothes at a lower temperature and hang it out to dry. Run the dishwasher and washing machine only when full.
  4. Drive less
    Use your car less and try walking or cycling more- it is not only good for the environment but for you as well. Taking public transportation to work or school is a great way to cut out emissions.
  5. Plant trees
    A recent scientific study has claimed that planting trees is the most effective way to combat climate change. Trees provide shade which has a cooling effect in towns and cities. A regenerating native forest can remove more than 8 tonnes of carbon dioxide per hectare per year.

Together we can stop climate change. Together we can make a difference. Remember that small changes have a big impact! No one is perfect, but if we all try, we can all make a difference.

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