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Although some people deny it, even the actions of one single person can have an impact on the environment around us. Simple changes to our routine, or also by spreading the word about the good of recycling and choosing to walk instead of using the car, end up having a better impact than just doing nothing.
Get inspired this year and implement these steps to your daily life:
Change your driving habits: Start by using the car less. Whenever you need to run an errand or go for some snacks, try walking or riding a bike. It’s healthier and it will help you clear your mind!
Don’t waste water! Keeping an eye on water usage is key for the environment, as many people around the world must overcome great obstacles to have access to it. Turning off the water while brushing your teeth, taking shorter showers and buying reusable bottles are ways to help.
Recycle: It’s one of the best ways for you to have a positive impact as waste has a huge negative impact on the natural environment.
Tell your friends about it! Share your experiences and concerns about the future you want for the environment with your friends and people around you and keep them informed of new ways of helping!
Reduce your overall consumption: Next time you’re about to buy something think: Do I really need this? Or, is there a more environmentally conscious way to do this? With food, try to buy just what you plan to eat and think of creative ways, so nothing goes to waste!
Let’s try and make our world a better place without being so jaded about it. Every revolution begins with one single step. Join in!
We are in a climate crisis, and with it many governments and its citizens are looking to live a more environmentally sustainable life. While many factors are impacting climate change, plastic has become one of the most concerning, as it brought a need for sustainable packaging in modern society.
Paper, and most recently plastic, have been used worldwide to protect items during transportation or for storage, and are also essential to make fragile products like medicine more accessible and cleaner for everyone. There is no easy answer as to which material is the most sustainable one, but there are some considerations to make next you go to the grocery store.
Each material has its advantages and disadvantages depending on its use, and also a different environmental impact. For example, paper-bags, while compostable and easily recyclable, have a higher level of energy and water consumption during production process than high-density plastic shopping bags, which on the other hand perform better than the plastic ones.
Also, while plastic bags are often produced from waste products of oil refining, paper requires forests to be cut down to produce the bags and its manufacturing process creates a higher concentration of toxic chemicals as its plastic counterpart.
So which one is best? Both materials have a big impact in the environment, and the real answer is to reduce your bags as much as possible. Even if they’re made of paper, if the bags are not damaged, try to reuse them for different products and its need.
Around the world, cities are preparing for a smarter, healthier and more efficient transportation system than traveling by car. It reduces your carbon print and is also a way to stay active and healthy! Here are some of the cities that encourage this green mode of transportation:
Copenhagen: In Copenhagen, more than 62% of its citizens cycle to work in one of the most biking-friendly cities in the world. The city has more than 242 miles of designated bike lanes and even features a “cycle super highway’ which connects to the town of Albertslund.
Amsterdam: The Netherlands capital has over 800,000 bicycles and its flat streets make it easier to use them to go to work, for grocery shopping or for exercise. Tourists are also encouraged to ride a bike, with several bike rentals available throughout the city.
Portland: The Portland Bureau of Transportation is trying its best to match the bicycle culture of European cities, and it has made a fantastic job so far. There are free printed city and neighborhood maps for cyclists and the public bike rental system is one of the greenest in the world.
Montreal: The Canadian city has over 373 miles of bike paths featuring food and drink stands along the cycling paths. The city also hosts a bike festival that welcomes bikers of all ages to take a tour around town.
Tokyo: Given how Tokyo’s population is, imagine if we told you that 14% of all its commuters are bikers. That means almost 2 million people going to work by bicycle every day! The city also has ample bicycle parking and amazing bike paths around the city.
What could you do to help make your city go bike green?