Mother Nature has been begging us to stop harming her for decades. She has pleaded us, threatened us, and sometimes even harmed us, yet we refuse to listen and change.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change or IPCC for short has released a report earlier this month where they predict that we only have 12 years left to try and lessen the effects of climate change*.
We have only 12 years to stop the catastrophic events that could potentially happen if we don’t change how we live. No, there won’t be an apocalypse in 12 years but what it means is that by then we will lose all chances of saving our planet and ourselves.
I know you want to help our Mother Earth and that’s why I want to share with you 3 tips for a more eco-friendly lifestyle.
We can point fingers at the big industries and careless politicians who mock environmental science, or we can take our planet in our own hands and do something for her. It’s on us to give future generations a chance to enjoy our forests and oceans, to hear the birds sing and to see dolphins swim.
It’s on us to protect the polar bears, the Amazon rainforest, and to stop the unnecessary extinction of millions of species of life that Earth harbours.
I encourage you that the only finger you point is towards yourself because it starts with YOU. I am all about taking responsibility for what we have done in the past and only blaming others once we are already doing something ourselves.
Without further ado, here are 3 tips for a more eco-friendly lifestyle:
- Stop buying so many things.
The more you buy, the more energy is used to produce the goodies you want. If you want more clothes, shop second hand. If you want more make-up, shop from brands that reuse, refill and recycle. Invest in pieces that are meaningful, ethical, and will last longer. If you want to know my top 5 reasons for buying second hand, make sure to read this post that I wrote.
- Go electric with your car.
Companies such as Tesla exist for the sole purpose of fighting climate change. On October 12 Elon Musk, the CEO of the company, reminded us by Tweeting*: Tesla exists to help reduce risk of catastrophic climate change, which affects all species on Earth. Even if your faith in humanity is faltering, this is worth caring about. Support makes a difference. Thank you. The most affordable is their Tesla Model 3, which costs around 35,000$, which is affordable when you take in around 20,000$ that you spend on gas alone in a decade for your non-electric car*.
- Lessen the consumption of animal products.
According to the UN report, animal agriculture is responsible for around 18% of greenhouse gas emissions*. By eating a mainly plant-based diet you are not paying for animals to be raised which means fewer animals killed for food which means less greenhouse gas emissions. To learn about how to eat plant-based on a budget make sure to read this post that I wrote. And if you are just starting out and have no idea about the benefits of eating plant-based, read this post first!
Think of your young nieces or children who will have to live in a world where diseases spread like wildfire, and speaking of wildfire, they will be normalcy in their lives. No more going on vacations to beach resorts because they will be underwater, and crops will be harder to grow which means starvation and, without a doubt, wars and more corruption.
We can avoid this by implementing changes in our daily lives. If we just remove a few bad habits that we have and add a few good ones, we can all expect to survive the next century as humanity. If not, we will see extinction, too.
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