1. Cut out meat, or at least decrease your consumption
Did you know that meat is one of the biggest contributors to CO2 pollution? The process of breeding animals for human consumption requires a lot of land and often leads to deforestation. Plus, the animals themselves produce methane, which is a potent greenhouse gas. By reducing your meat consumption or going flexitarian, you can help lower the demand for animal products and make a positive impact on the planet.
2. Say goodbye to fast fashion
Fast fashion is a massive problem when it comes to climate change. The resources used to fuel our consumptive habits are causing irreversible damage to the planet. But there's a solution: shop mindfully and locally. By supporting small businesses and charities, you can reduce your carbon footprint and help make a difference.
3. Switch up your mode of transportation
Transportation is responsible for a third of all emissions in the EU. That's why it's crucial to switch up your commute method. Try taking public transportation or using an electric vehicle if you can. Bonus points if you can bike or walk to your destination – your health will thank you later!
The legislation for 2030 will be enacted soon enough to help reduce vehicle emissions but for now, you can start implementing this very real change into your life and acclimatising to a more eco path. Bonus points if you can cycle or incorporate fitness into your replacement transport- your health will thank you later.
4. Recycle properly
Recycling is key to reducing the amount of plastic that ends up in landfills and oceans. Unfortunately, many people don't recycle properly (or at all). Make sure you're recycling everything you can, and if you don't have access to recycling, raise the issue with your council or local authority.
5. Call people out
We all know someone who's not environmentally conscious – the person who litters out of their car window or throws their trash on the ground. Don't be afraid to call them out and educate them on why it's important to protect the planet. By spreading awareness, we can build a better future for the next generation.
6. Reduce your waste
Did you know that food waste is a major contributor to CO2 emissions? Try to purchase only what you need and share leftovers with your neighbors. Opt for paper or cardboard packaging when possible, or even better – refillable glass containers.
7. Stay informed
Staying informed is key to making a positive impact on the planet. Subscribe to blogs like this one and keep up with the latest news and information. Together, we can make a difference and create a better world for ourselves and future generations.