The effects of Climate Change are now a reality. And they are even worse than we have imagined. Glaciers have decreased, temperatures are rising, wildfires, storms, and floods are becoming more frequent, and droughts are lasting longer in some areas. But this isn’t the scariest thing about Climate Change! If we don’t take any immediate actions, the Earth as we know it may even be destroyed. Therefore, we must act now. And fortunately, there are many actions individuals may take to save the world from climate change. Here are some of the ways to help you.
5 actions to take against Climate change
Choose and Make Effective Use of Renewable Energy
Changes in how we generate and use energy can have a massive impact on climate change. And the good news is as energy technologies are advancing, the world is shifting away from fossil fuels. So, now it’s your turn to choose renewable energy and use them efficiently. To start with, you can choose an eco-friendly energy company for your house, purchase energy-saving appliances, and unplug computers, TVs, and other electronics when you’re not using them.
Follow a Climate-friendly Diet
The dietary choices we make can have a significant impact on the environment. And switching to a vegetarian diet may decrease your carbon footprint in half, and becoming vegan can cut it even more. Even reducing your meat consumption can reduce your carbon footprint by one-third. So, eat more meat-free meals and buy organic and local food if you can.
Make Your Commute More Eco-friendly
Transportation accounts for around 25% of all greenhouse gas emissions around the world [Source]. Therefore, making your commute green will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, make you healthier and happier, and save you some money.
Nearly one-third of all food we produce is wasted or lost. But we can reduce food waste by just buying what we need, eating the leftovers, composting wastes, and donating excess foods to the food banks. And this is not only for food, but you can also recycle other used products in every possible way.
Speak Up & Get Involved
This is the most powerful way you can do to help combat global climate change. Speak up! Spread the word! Encourage your friends, family, and coworkers to reduce carbon emissions. Demand the government to pass new immediate, bold, and ambitious laws for limiting carbon emissions.
Remember, healing of the Earth starts at your home, school, or workplace, and it’s up to all of us to do our part to succeed against climate change.
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