Yes, we all can help in the fight against climate change, and it is not that hard. We just need to change some habits. Here are some…
Change the way you travel to work
Share you car, choose public transports, go by bike or use your own two feet!
There are plenty of options so just change the way you travel to work and take advantage of it. Exercising, chatting with your friends or simply observing the city from a pedestrian’s point of view by switching to any of these you’ll be decreasing your use of fuel.
And by the way, on that next business trip, if it’s possible, take the train instead of a flight. With the extra time travelling you may even finish that book by your bedside and you help prevent climate change.
“I need to buy that!”: you probably don’t.
Apart from adopting a zero waste behaviour at the grocery or in the kitchen, the most powerful changing tool you have in your hands to help prevent climate changes are the choices you make when you buy.
An electric car, some recycled toilet paper or an organic blusher the more of these you buy the more marketers will be keen to offer you these products. But don’t let yourself fall for the green packaging or the “natural” adjectives. Research, ask for information, evidence , results and, most of all… think about this: If you lived until now without it, will it really make a difference?
And we couldn’t avoid this last one
Plant a garden! On your balcony, in the backyard or on the rooftop, the green surface will help the environment. The thermal inertia of the water present in plants and on the soil allows the garden to absorb heat, reducing temperature fluctuations. Another little step in the fight against climate change.
Vegetables instead of concrete can contribute to the decrease of urban heat islands.