Simple Lifestyle Changes That Can Help Tackle Climate Change


Published on September 10th, 2020

The climate change acceleration of the past couple of years can be largely attributed to industrialization. We are expected to ride on an upward trajectory for the foreseeable future since most of the planet’s industrial activities are dependent on oil, and that means coming to terms with the fact that things will only get worse.

But all hope is not lost. You can play your part by leading a more eco-conscious lifestyle and influencing others to follow suit. Here are a few things you can do to contribute towards the global course of tackling climate change:

1. Go Electric

In spite of the introduction of Tesla and other electric cars, automobiles that run on fuel still make up the bulk of the traffic on our roads. These cars increase the presence of carbon in the atmosphere and are doing nothing but turning our beautiful planet into a large greenhouse.

Switching out your current car for a Tesla can be beneficial to the planet in many ways. Most significantly, you will be one less person bolstering the conventional automobile industry and be welcome addition in the growing electric motor industry.

2. Be More Energy Efficient

Energy efficiency is one way to curb climate change without necessarily giving up things you love. It helps reduce the amount of energy that goes into producing electric power, cutting back on the emission of greenhouse gasses.

All you need to do is install appliances that are energy efficient and ensure that you switch off electronics when they are not in use. If you are still using filament bulbs or fluorescent lighting, perhaps it’s time you switched to the more efficient LED lights.

3. Recycle And Reuse

Recycling is a great climate change mitigation technology in that it trims the demand for products manufactured in factories that produce greenhouse gasses.

Items such as plastic bags and water bottles can be used several times before losing their usefulness, so make sure to keep them for as long as they have value. And once you are done with them, collect and deliver them to a recycling center, so they can be remolded into usable items.

4. Educate Close Friends, Relatives, And Colleagues

While most people do not care for climate change, there are just as many individuals out there that aren’t aware of it. Luckily, we are in the digital age where passing a message only requires that you have a computer or smartphone and a good internet connection.

You can use platforms such as Facebook and Twitter or create a website and dedicate it to educating users on the detrimental impact of climate change and what they can do to stop it.

You can also join established climate change organizations and groups on social networking platforms and support them by participating in conversations and helping elucidate intricate subjects.

Conclusion

The list of things you can do to slow down climate change is endless. If you are only dipping your toes into the whole concept, the above tips provide an excellent place to start. There are several other resources on the internet that you can use to improve your understanding, so don’t limit yourself.

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