The fight against climate change is one of the biggest and most important challenges that the world has faced. To undo the destruction of the planet, everyone must work together to reduce the impact that humans have on it and prevent further climate catastrophe.
As an individual, there is a lot that you can do – making changes to the way that we live and how we use resources is something that everyone can do. Here are a few things that you can do to make a positive change…
Eat Fresh and Local – Eating fresh, local food is not only better for your health, but it is better for the environment. Eating food that has travelled less of a distance to be with you will not only be fresher but will have a much smaller carbon footprint. You will also be supporting small local businesses and farmers.
Think About Materials You Use – Natural materials are much better than man made ones – they are more sustainable and easier to recycle, as well as this their production has less of a negative impact on the planet. For example, if you are thinking of building an extension or an outbuilding, look for something like these Timberpride oak garages, and for clothing choose natural materials like cotton.
Think About Travel – Travel can be detrimental to the environment – the fumes from cars for example, add to the greenhouse gases and pollution. Look into electric vehicles and consider where you can leave the car at home and walk or cycle.