Climate change is a prominent issue that the generations of today are faced with, our world and habitats have become so self destructive over the years, from oil and gas production pumping greenhouse gas’ emissions out faster than we ever could of imagined, the production of meat on a scale so large that the agricultural industry has become one of the leading causes of greenhouse gas emissions accounting for a huge percentage of the climate change and quite frankly mess we are faced with today.
But the combinations of reasons for climate change combined is the real issue we should be tackling, so often you here of the ‘crackling down’ of emissions from cars and the oil and gas industry, approaching anything in this manner is never going to solve the issue completely, that is why I have created “The top 3 ways to stop climate change today”to outline the combination of effects we can all make today to make a sustainable future for us all to enjoy, revert away from destructive methods of production of everything on such a vast scale, protect our ecosystems and start repair the damage that climate change has had done!
1) Reduce your meat consumption
Now i use the word ‘reduce’ due the age old habitats running deep through most people, A vegan or vegetarian lifestyle is the most sustainable way of living and will greatly reduce your carbon footprint. A vast amount of greenhouse gases are released into our atmosphere annually due to the extremely enhanced demand for meat. The demand for meat is an incredibly unsustainable way of life and regardless of your choice on this matter it is estimated, that due to global population figures sky rocketing, we will not be able to supply the demand for meat in the near distant future. Making the decision to cut meat from your diet will directly impact so many different things, from reduction of waste into oceans creating dead zones around so many countries to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and water consumption.
2) reduce your water usage
Water usage is a huge element in climate change, droughts are become a much more common occurance causing lack of crops and loss of ecosystems, helping prevent wasted water a few simple changes to your daily routine can make a huge difference
Turn off the tap when you brush your teeth – this can save 6 litres of water per minute.
Place a cistern displacement device in your toilet cistern to reduce the volume of water used in each flush. You can get one of these from your water provider.
Take a shorter shower. Shower can use anything between 6 and 45 litres per minute.
Always use full loads in your washing machine and dishwasher – this cuts out unnecessary washes in between.
Fix a dripping tap. A dripping tap can waste 15 litres of water a day, or 5,500 litres of water a year.
Install a water butt to your drainpipe and use the water collected to water your plants, clean your car and wash your windows.
Water your garden with a watering can rather than a hosepipe. A hosepipe uses 1,000 litres of water an hour. Mulching your plants (with bark chippings, heavy compost or straw) and watering in the early morning and late afternoon will reduce evaporation and also save water.
Fill a jug with tap water and place this in your fridge. This will mean you do not have to leave the cold tap running for the water to run cold before you fill your glass.
3) be proactive and let people know!
Taking a proactive approach to anything will only spread the word faster and you telling your friends and family how you can help change the world and make it a better place! Community and discussion is the strongest power on this earth, researching how we can change for the better, discovering the news Eco friendly technologies and spreading the word far and wide, knowledge really is power when it comes to protect this planet and no matter why your doing it weather it be to protect a certain species, to protect your favourite spot or just generally to ensure that the generations after us can enjoy the true beauty that we are so privelaged to have at our doorsteps, start the conversation and play your part in creating a sustainable world for all,
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