LOVE THE EARTH, CHERISH LIFE
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The latest UN climate report points out that the world has very little time left to resolve the climate crisis and it is very urgent. However, that doesn't mean it's completely hopeless. We still have time to turn things around.
1. EAT GREENER FOODS
It is agreed that replacing one meat meal with one vegetarian meal per person per week can reduce carbon consumption by 3.6 kg.
The United Nations estimates that a third of food produced globally is never eaten, and 11% of the food in the average household's refrigerator is thrown away. People can reduce waste by better arranging recipes in advance.
Also, don't forget to use fruit and vegetable waste as compost if possible. Food waste such as vegetables and fruits thrown into the trash can account for 8% of carbon emissions every year.
2. KNOW THE BEST WAY TO DISPOSE OF TRASH
In addition to food waste, understanding how to reduce plastic pollution in the environment and what can be recycled can help reduce one of the main sources of greenhouse gas emissions: virgin plastic production.
About 400 million tons of plastic waste is generated globally every year, and only 10% is recycled.
If your community publishes recycling guidelines, identify which items can go in the trash and which can be recycled—and wash or dispose of recyclables appropriately. If it can be turned into fertilizer? That's even better!
3. SHOP IN A SUSTAINABLE WAY
Reusing old materials or recycling can reduce the need to buy new things.
Buying old fashioned rather than trendy clothing is also a practice. Reading your favorite novel, new or used, is equally fascinating.
Also, try to use glass containers that are easy to recycle and use less plastic containers; use reusable canvas bags instead of single-use plastic bags in the supermarket.
4. CONSIDER SOLAR OR WIND POWER
In some places, the electric company can connect your home to a solar or wind grid.
If that option isn't available in your neighborhood, consider replacing traditional incandescent lights in your home with light-emitting diode bulbs, or LED energy-saving bulbs. Turning off lights and appliances at random can also help save energy, as some appliances drain electricity even when they are not in use.
Good news: Solar and wind power are expected to grow globally over the next decade. According to an analysis by the U.S. Department of Energy, in the United States alone, by 2035, solar energy may bring as many as 1.5 million jobs and become 40% of the country's energy source.
5. WALK OR RIDE MORE
You may have to drive where you live. However, if you live in an area with public transport or a carpool commute, consider driving as little as possible, as the average car emits 4.6 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year, and these emissions account for nearly half of all transport-related carbon emissions one.
If you live close to work, consider cycling or walking to work, which is better for the environment and better for your health too!
6. VOLUNTEER IN THE COMMUNITY
Do you have a weekend tree planting group where you live? Or organize a trip to the beach to clean up the trash? If these events don't exist in your community, you can become a promoter!
7. ADJUST THE INDOOR TEMPERATURE
Turning the indoor thermostat up a little (25 degrees Celsius) in the summer and down (20 degrees Celsius) in the winter saves energy and money, and is good for the planet and good for your wallet.
8. SAVE WATER
Smart water appliances can save you 30%-50% of water consumption every year.
When showering or using tap water, turn off the tap immediately after use.
"The truth is, we do still have time to avoid the worst consequences of the climate crisis. We can still achieve a cleaner, safer, less polluted planet for all of us".