6 actions to fight climate change

Reduce emissions, save energy ... What lifestyle can implement to combat global warming?
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6 actions to fight climate change

Climate change is a proven fact. Global warming has caused serious changes to the planet, such as rising sea levels, extreme weather events, deforestation, disappearance of species... But, as individuals we can slow down global warming by implementing small more sustainable actions within our community.

Let us tell you about daily habits that can be adopted to fight global warming locally, through 6 simple actions that can result in big changes.

6 simple things you can do to fight climate change

 

Major actions to fight climate change

 

Action 1 to fight climate change: reduce emissions

1. Reduce emissions

Use your car less, whenever possible, instead use sustainable transportation, such as bicycling, or use public transportation more often. In the case of long-distance travel, trains are more sustainable than airplanes, which cause a great deal of the CO2 emitted into the atmosphere. If you're into cars, remember that every kilometer that you increase your speed will considerably increase CO2 emissions and expenses. According to the CE, each liter of fuel that your car uses, equals 2.5 kilos of CO2 emitted into the atmosphere.

 

 

Action 2 to fight climate change: save energy

2. Save energy

Take a look at the labels on your appliances, and never leave them on standby. Always adjust the thermostat for heating and air conditioning. By being careful how we use home appliances, we can save energy and, of course, money at the end of the month.

 

 

 

 

 

Action 3 to fight climate change: put the 3 R's of sustainability into practice

3. Put the 3 R's of sustainability into practice

- Reduce: consume less, more efficiently.

- Reuse: take advantage of second-hand markets, to give new life to items that you don't use anymore or find something that someone else has gotten rid of that you need. You'll be saving money and reducing your consumption. Bartering is also a practical solution.

- Recycle: packaging, waste from electronics, etc. Did you know that you can save over 730 kilos of CO2 each year just by recycling half of the garbage produced at home?

 

Action 4 to fight climate change: low-carbon diet

4. What about your diet? Eat low-carbon

A low-carbon diet results in smarter consumption:

- Reduce your meat consumption (livestock is one of the biggest contaminators of the atmosphere) and increase your consumption of fruits and vegetables.

- Eat food that is local and in season: read the label and eat food that is produced in the area, avoid imports which create more emissions due to transportation. Also, eat seasonal items, to avoid less sustainable production methods.

- Avoid excessive packaging and processed foods as much as possible.

 

Action 5 to fight climate change: act against forest loss

5. Act against forest loss

- As far as possible, avoid anything that may be a fire hazard.

- If you want to buy wood, choose wood with a certification or seal showing its sustainable origin.

- Plant a tree! Throughout its life, it can absorb up to a ton of CO2.

 

 

 

 

Action 6 to fight climate change: make demands from the government

6. Make demands from the government

Demand that they take measures toward a more sustainable life, any way that you can: promote renewable energy, regulatory measures such as properly labelling products (fishing method used, labels that specify product origins, whether or not they are transgenic, etc.), promote more sustainable public transportation, promote the use of bicycles and other non-polluting transportation methods in the city, correctly manage waste through recycling/reuse, etc....

 

The population has more power than it realizes to demand measures from governments to raise global awareness of the global warming problem.

 Think globally, act locally. Your actions are needed in the fight against climate change. Can you think of any other things to do? Share them with us!

 

8 Comments

Jose M Figueroa

10/3/2019

It seems that most of the countries globally are not doing something about it, they should be transparent on what they are doing so that the people in all countries globally see that they are working on the climate change, in such a way we can motivate them in response to climate change. The number one contributor of climate change is livestock, we can’t remove livestock, but we can controll them, same with the CO2 emission from cars or vehicle cunsuming fuel, we can controll them. We had to act on this before the future generation of human life lost their chances living on this planet.

Ralph Panhuyzen

11/5/2019

There are so many environmental organizations and scientist out there doing exactly the same, that it almost looks like the publicizing and lecturing about Global Warming has become a business model in itself. Talk, tweeting and protesting won't do anymore. It is time to start developing alternatives, and show people HOW things can be done differently! It is time to implement!

tamer

11/18/2019

me cago en todo y en vuestra puta madre

Tony

11/18/2019

I'll eat what I like when I like and none of this 'sustainability' nonsense will change my mind. The other ideas seem ok though if you believe in all this, which I don't.

Ydok

11/19/2019

Overlook the Tonys. March or swim.

Elizabeth Krupa

11/19/2019

Read what Al Gore says, and for the record, I agree with Ydok.

Elizabeth Krupa

11/19/2019

Read what Al Gore says, and for the record, I agree with Ydok.

Tracy

11/22/2019

Great article. We all must continue to do our part. It starts with the individual, the family, the locality, the schools to continue emphasing ways to heal and protect our earth. We have done a great job, but we all can do more! My question, what will Government do? Why do we need big$$ government program? Where will our money go? How will it be used? Don’t we already have an Environmental Protection Agency? Green New Deal will do what that grassroots movement can’t continue to do? Why shouldn’t China and India do something? I just want to know why we need big gov program?!

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