The first half of september is gone and it’s been officially one month since I started my green journey. If you want to know more about how I was planning to start, check out my post on vocal. There were seven things I wanted to accomplish before 2020, and it’s time to check in on my journey and see where I got to.
This world is in trouble, and it has been for quite some time now. Rainforests are burning, polar ice caps are melting, and the temperatures are rising increasingly. And while we’re worried about how things will play out, and what the destiny of this planet and mankind will be, we still live our lives. After all, no matter what goes on around us, we still have to get dressed in the morning and maintain our personal hygiene. But, what if by doing exactly those things we’re harming the environment further? This is why it’s essential to reconsider our choices and turn to eco-friendly clothing and cosmetic products. Here are some reasons why—and ways how—to choose clothes and cosmetics which are more natural and sustainable.
The reefs are dying, the Amazon is burning, and the ocean has more plastic than fish in it. Time to give up? No way, man! There's a lot that you can do to fix our little blue dot, and it's not all high-level, super-hard stuff. In fact, I'm here to tell you that green living is better. It's more fun. It's cleaner. And it can start small.
With constant changes to the environment all around us, it can make it difficult on a lot of what we do. With temperatures rising in some areas while others get colder, not to include drought situations and more, it is time that all of us take a look at what we are doing and how we can change things to help the environment.
2019 has not been kind to the Amazon Rainforest with more than 40,000 fires across the region this year alone. Scientists from Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research have determined that this year alone has seen the fastest rate of burning since the organization began a record-keeping survey on the health of the rainforest in 2013. In fact, the toxic smoke from the fires is so intense that many parts of Brazil now lay under darkness, and in some places, hours before the sun could even start setting.
Going off-grid is most people's ideal when they make the shift to tiny living. It merely means you don't need to rely on mains for power or water, and can significantly lower your cost of living after the initial outlay. Equipping your house for alternative power also increases its value, should you eventually wish to sell it, and makes it easier to take your home on the road and park wherever the fancy takes you.
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There are many reasons to choose a vegan diet, whether it's related to health, the animals, or the environment. Yes you read that right, the environment. Many people consider environmentalism to be driving less, taking shorter showers, as well as reducing trash and plastic waste, but what about the food you're eating? Here are the top reasons why you should cut animal products out of your diet for the sake of the planet.
You may be considering the question of how to make your workplace more green, or environmentally friendly. To keep things simple, making a workplace green can be looked at in a similar manner of making a residence green. Starting there will mean that the things that are similar to a residence will be considered first, as they can be considered the proverbial "low hanging fruit." With that in mind, the focus will be on alternative energy options, energy efficiency, and waste minimization.
This morning, the Starbucks barista noticed the writing on my reusable cup, which read, “Saving the turtles," with the most adorable little turtle that my boyfriend drew. She goes, “I love this so much! Go you!” Naturally, we started talking about the environment and the uprising of reusable straws. I know that all of you have seen at least one Instagram ad, I know I’ve seen my fair share.
I recently watched a Netflix special Our Planet. In the series, it talks about how humanity is destroying the planet. It talks about how different parts of the world are affected by global warming; from the Atlantic to the Rainforest to under the Sea. With the amount of global warming and pollution in the world, it's causing the polar ice caps to melt. Within the next 5,000 years, there will be nothing left of the ice caps. Leaving the average temperature of the Earth at 80 degrees Fahrenheit instead of the current 58.
A lot is going on in the world now. Times have changed recently. You all live in a different world at the moment. It's not like the past where you could go do whatever you want, waste and use all the resources around you. A lot of people are having hard times to survive and to have the necessities to live. Your climate is changing. It has been warming up in the last decade increasingly. This affects all life and balance of your world. Climate change, pollution, disasters, poverty, and many other things are destroying your world and the environment you live in. Your society must change now. Life constantly changes. You must be open to new information and adapt to changes that will create positivity all around the world. Going Vegan is one of them, it's the best way to live and adapt to coming changes.