Climate change is a proven fact.
So each and every one of us must take action now.
Let’s get into it.
Opt for public transport or car-pooling whenever possible, or use sustainable transportation such as bicycling more often. Make a smart call to choose a new car and bike with a fuel-efficient model that could save on gas and reduce your carbon footprint over the years. In some of the most developed and environmental-friendly cities globally, this is in fact a very common habit for people.
Eat low-carbon diet
This means reducing your meat consumption(animal agriculture is a major cause of deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions that exacerbate climate change) and increasing your fruits and vegetables consumption. Read the label and eat food that is produced locally to avoid imports which create more emissions due to transportation. Also, eat seasonal items to avoid less sustainable production methods. Avoid excessive packaging and processed foods as much as possible.
Make demands from the government
Exercise your rights both as a citizen and as a consumer by putting pressure on the government and companies to make the very much needed system-wide changes. Demand that they promote more sustainable public transportation, promote the use of bicycles and other non-polluting transportation methods in the city, promote renewable energy (e.g. solar energy – now the cheapest source of electricity for many households in Latin America, Asia and Africa), regulatory measures such as properly labelling products, correctly manage waste through recycling/reuse, etc.
“In a world of more than seven billion people, each of us is a drop in the bucket. But with enough drops, we can fill any bucket.” -David Suzuki
With some simple change of habits, we can win the fight against climate change and make our world a better place to live in for the future generations.
Take up the responsibility.
Who says YOU can’t do anything about it?