I’m going to preface this post by saying I totally believe that climate change is real and that we need to do more to save the planet. With that being said, I could do a lot more on my part to help facilitate change. Glasdon has thought of a list of ways that people can get in the community spirit and effectively help the environment.
It’s a fact that we are using up our resources, polluting, overfishing, and more. It’s our responsibility as inhabitants on this earth to work together to find sustainable ways of living.
“Social responsibility does not fall on the shoulders of just one, or few individuals, it is in fact, the job of every single individual or group of individuals to maintain economic balance by complying with ethical standards. Your social spirit should be incorporated into everyday life and decisions. By implementing small changes to your daily routine not only will you ensure you live a more sustainable life, you will help to protect the environment as well as inspiring those around you to become more environmentally friendly.”
Some ideas of things we can do are:
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – One way to do this is to eliminate unnecessary waste. Instead of paperbag-ing it for lunch, use a reusable lunch bag. Use a reusable water bottle or thermos instead of plastic.
Conserving Energy – This one is an easy one. Turn off the lights you aren’t using! Did you know the less energy we use, the less toxic fumes released by power plants?
Recycle – Actually recycle things. Don’t throw away paper, plastic, metal – put it in the proper recycling bin
There are so many other things you can do. The whole straw-less movement is gaining momentum. Even little things like not using a plastic straw can have a huge impact. I didn’t know it takes 200 years for plastic to break down. That’s crazy!
For my part, I try to be good about recycling and conserving energy. I take my lunch to work in a lunch bag and I always put my food in containers. I could be better about not using plastic water bottles (although I do recycle them so I don’t feel quite as bad about it). And I still use a straw when I get fountain sodas when I’m out. But these are all things I’m trying to be more careful of now that I’m being more mindful of my impact on the environment.
Spreading awareness can help a whole community work together to make a difference in the future of our world. The more we put in to practice things in our daily life that can help conserve energy, eliminate waste, etc. the more it will catch on with others and eventually the whole community will be involved and it will become a movement.
*This is a collaborative post, but all opinions are my own.*