As Greta Thunberg once said, “I want you to act as if the house is on fire because it is.” Greta Thunberg, the teen activist, has been the face of her generation in the past few years, bravely facing government officials as she voices out her opinions and advocacy regarding climate change.
Apart from the global health crisis, we are also facing a global climate crisis. Individuals and organizations all over the world have started taking steps towards a greener future for generations to come. What can you do as an individual in contributing to a better and greener future?
Sustainability should mostly be the responsibility of large corporations who continuously contribute to harmful carbon emissions but as individuals and as a society, we can still do our part in making the world a better place for our children.
What are the steps you can take to brighten the future of the younger generations?
The trees are burning. The oceans are dying. As a society and as individuals, it is our responsibility to keep nature in its most beautiful condition for generations to come. Despite knowing this responsibility, the actions of many of us imply otherwise. If you want to help make our world a greener place to live in, what are the things you can do to assist in combating climate change?
Change can start in your home. Are you a newly-wed couple? Are you looking for a new house to move into? Building your new home can be an exciting new chapter in your lives and it can also be environmentally-friendly. When looking for someone to build your home, you can opt for an eco-friendly custom home builder to help you with your dream home. Doing so will help you achieve your goals while also being friendly to the environment.
While you’re at it, in building your home, you can also opt for solar energy to power your house. Apart from lowering your electricity bills, it can also lower your carbon footprint. Although having solar power for your home may entail a high maintenance routine, this will pay off as you contribute positively to the betterment of the environment.
When putting up a sustainable home, you should also consider installing a rainwater collection tank. Every drop counts when it comes to water supply, so make sure you also choose appliances that are efficient in using water. This will also lower your water bill expenses.
Go for LED lights when choosing your lamps and bulbs. LED lights are energy-efficient, and they last longer than their counterparts. Switching your bulbs to LED lights can reduce your energy consumption by over 80%.
In maintaining your household, try as much as possible to minimize house waste, and to practice recycling and waste segregation. Look for recycling centers where you can potentially drop off your recyclable waste. You can also opt to donate old but still usable clothing and toys to donation centers to try to give these items a new life.
These are only some environmentally-friendly ways that you can adopt when starting a new home. There are many more you can explore as you do your research on how to protect the environment in your own little way.
Protecting the environment is an important responsibility that should not be taken lightly. Why is it important for us to take care of the environment? How does climate change affect us anyway?
How Climate Change Affects You
Air pollution, extreme temperatures, and wildfires — these are all products of human intervention on the environment, and these factors have been affecting the earth’s population, human or otherwise.
Advocating about climate change and its effect on humans and the environment is not merely a political stance. It is a legitimate call for help for the betterment of the world and its inhabitants.
Climate change affects all of us. Many animals have gone extinct. Many of the world’s population have been affected by the result of climate change. How does the climate affect humans exactly?
Climate change affects human health. Some diseases and existing health threats are emphasized due to climate conditions. Some of these threats include respiratory diseases, cardiovascular diseases, injury, and premature deaths that are related to extreme weather events.
Living a sustainable life is not merely a trend. It is a change in lifestyle that can greatly contribute to the betterment of the environment. Adopting a green lifestyle may not be a comfortable shift in your household but rest assured that it will all be worth the effort in the end.