4. Moooooooooooove over meat
Yes, it is true, agriculture is one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gas due to deforestation for animal grazing, and all the burps and farts let out by cattle! I don’t expect you to go hardcore vegan or vegetarian overnight, but I do recommend cutting back on your meat and poultry intake. It’s not hard to do, I actually turned vegetarian, and I was one of the biggest meat eaters I knew. Become a flexitarian if you can’t cut the flesh out altogether. It makes a massive difference to your carbon footprint!
5. BYO: I love a good BYO
I BYO everything: coffee cups, cutlery, shopping bags, straws, takeaway containers, water bottles and of course, my wine! Cutting back on our single-use plastic habit is key to keeping our oceans healthy, our bodies healthy (yes there are a lot of chemicals in those plastics) and also keeping those fossil fuels in the ground where they belong. Ditch your plastic habit and set an example for your mates and family. The turtles and the whales will thank you a lot!
6. Out with the old, in with the old?
Yes, that’s right, reuse and repurpose. So much energy, resources, fossil fuels, and environmental impacts go into producing clothes, textiles, white goods, phones, computers, etc. Let’s start valuing things, not for what they cost, but for how and what they are produced from. Mend your clothes, fix broken items, give things a new life, get creative, and if all else fails, dispose of it properly and recycle where possible.
These are just 6 easy ways to start your adventure to reducing your emissions.
There are plenty more out there, but if you start with these, you will be making a considerable impact and once mastered you can kick off on the next emissions reduction adventures.
Just remember that each time you do one of these things you are subconsciously setting an example for the people around you to learn and do the same. It becomes infectious, and you will start challenging yourself to do even more.
The future is something we all have a hand in creating, so help us all the create a gosh dang masterpiece for the next generations.