Environment, ecology, climate change: all topics on which the world is becoming increasingly sensitive. The recent demonstrations led by Greta Thunberg have had the power to bring to the fore an increasingly alarming phenomenon, but they have also aroused the response of millions of young and old throughout the world, worried about the future of the Earth.
We ask for eco-sustainable policies, designed to safeguard the well-being of our planet, but the real change starts with us who, with a few simple actions we can do so much to make our contribution. Here are some tips:
- Reduce the consumption of meat and dairy products – The production of red meat introduces in the atmosphere quantities of CO₂ up to 40 times higher than those produced by cereals and vegetables. Large quantities of water and feed are needed to keep a dairy cow alive. Cows also contribute 28% to methane emissions related to human activity. Avoid wasting water – By 2050, 5 billion people around the world could experience water shortages.
- Take shorter showers, turn off the tap when brushing your teeth, install efficient aerator aerators.
- Reduce paper consumption – 40% of the wood harvested from tree cutting is used to produce paper. The paper industry damages the environment and consumes a lot of water. Switch to digital bills, withdraw from magazine subscriptions that you no longer read and choose reusable envelopes to make your gifts.
- Use reusable bottles and washable lunch boxes – Today we produce around 300 million tons of plastic every year, half of which is disposable. Every year 8 million tons of plastic go to the oceans.
- Pay attention to what you throw in the rubbish – Avoid multi-material packaging that cannot be recycled and as much difference as you can the garbage you produce.
- Use reusable shopping bags – Before you go to the grocery store, make sure you have reusable bags with you. Plastic bags are the main threat to the life of marine animals.
- Change your driving habits – Motor vehicles pollute the air we breathe. Whenever possible, avoid using the car: walk again, use public transport, take advantage of car sharing or ride.
- Instead of buying, borrow or fix – The most powerful weapon to help the environment is to produce less garbage. To do this, you can recycle, borrow or go to the second-hand market.
Definitely, it is about changing the way we think and act. Certainly we do many of these actions already but it is important to do them with constancy and above all to share and to make them understand the importance of adopting an eco-sustainable lifestyle.