Small steps you can take in your everyday life that can help make a difference for our earth.
We hear more and more about how climate change is effecting Earth and how as humans we are destroying our own planet. Have you ever asked yourself, what am I doing wrong and how can I fix it? Well, there are things that we doing that may even be part of our daily routine that we don't even realize is harmful to Earth. We are taught that such activities are normal and that they are ok just because everyone takes part in them. This article will teach you some new ways to help Earth rather than harm it.
Simple Ways to Make a Difference
You may not realize it, but you can support the fight against climate change from the tip of your fingers. Something as simple as leaving the sink on while brushing your teeth is adding to the causes of climate change. Here are a few ways that you can turn your harmfulness into helpfulness:
Choose to walk or bike to nearby places rather than drive
Use public transport as much as possible or carpool
Turn off the lights when they are not in use
Don't leave on running water
Cut down on food wastage by shopping more conscientiously
Turn off or close the power socket after charging your devices
Recycle as much as possible
Use paper items as opposed to plastic items
Upcycle your old clothes
Pick up some litter
Buy a plant
All of these things are very doable and can help with the current climate crisis. You make think that you can't make a difference but we all share this world and it does matter how we treat it.
Causes of climate change that will take you by surprise
There are numerous things that you already know are harmful to our planet, but we can always help but do them. For example, stopping all types of driving to cut down on air pollution is basically impossible at the moment, as people use road transportation everyday to take them to and from the places they need to go. Even though we know some things are bad, they are quite vital to our everyday lives. On the contrast, there are still a number of things that may surprise you how harmful they can be.
One major thing is drinking tea. Something so simple that English people take part it almost everyday, sometimes multiple times a day. Majority of people don't know that tea bags are made of plastic, making them non recyclable. As an alternative, you can start making your tea, using loose tea leaves.
Another common item that affects climate change is wet wipes, their undecaying makeup prove their harmfulness to the environment. Lastly, a very surprising article that is negatively affecting the Earth, is chopsticks. If you go out or even order in, most asian foods come with wood chopsticks. These chopsticks are made up of wood from part of the billions of trees that are being cut down every year. Not to mention a number of people are given them with their food, without in knowing how to use them, and they end up in the garbage untouched. A great way to stop this, is to use reusable chopsticks and treat them like our regular reusable cutlery.
It's never too late to make a change
You might be surprised by the number of things you do that lead to climate change, no need to feel guilty, how were you supposed to know any better? This is why it's so important to educate ourselves on the topics that aren't taught to us in school. The best first step you can take to help the environment, is taking time to educate yourself and the people around you. They are so many aspects of climate change that the majority of the human race are totally unaware of. Something a little as reading this three minute article or even watching a thirty second video, can help to educate you on the dangers of climate change. We live on such a beautiful planet with amazing wildlife and natural beauty always surrounding us, it would be a shame to ruin our own home. So, what will you do next to help keep our Earth green?