Climate change shouldn’t be a concern exclusive to policymakers and stakeholders only. It is an issue that affects everyone on the planet, in various aspects. Here is some course of action every citizen can make to mitigate climate change:
1. Commute Less or Commute Green
Millions of Australians drive their cars every day. It is practically inevitable in modern society. However, transport is the country’s third large source of greenhouse gases. These gases trap the heat energy of the sun within the Earth’s atmosphere, causing a temperature rise.
To help reduce emissions, take public transportation more often. If possible, go to your destinations on a bike—it’s not only eco-friendly but also fat burning.
2. Build a Sustainable Home
Energy efficiency is an effective way to reduce the work of power plants and pollution.
DAR Home and Cooling Rentals specialist, Karina Wolfin, suggests,” Get rid of old appliances and replace them with ENERGY STAR-qualified models. Switch to LED bulbs from traditional incandescent bulbs to save 20% to 30% energy. LED bulbs also last 15 to 25 times longer than other options. Seal your windows and insulate attic spaces. Invest in smart HVAC systems. If you want to be all out, consider hiring a company that specialises on building green homes.”
3. Make Recycling a Part of Your Lifestyle
Manufacturing plants are significant contributors to climate change. This is because their operations require tremendous amounts of energy, and at the same time, they release large quantities of waste to the environment. To diminish the demand, recycle as much as possible. Reuse plastic bags and containers, paper, and wood. Take your scrap metal and discarded electronics to a local recycling plant.
Make sure to segregate your garbage and dispose of them properly. Putting the recyclables in the general garbage bin will prevent them from being processed for re-use.
4. Use Sustainable Products
Numerous companies today are slowly adapting the sustainable process to reduce humanity’s carbon footprint. By merely shifting to biodegradable products manufactured using plant-based thermoplastic and renewable sources, you’re already making a considerable contribution to our ecosystem. Do you know that around 3.76 billion plastic bags are piled in landfill sites in Australia each year?
Start with using superior quality but compostable rubbish bin bag liners, kitchen gloves, nappy bags, dog waste bags, and mailer satchels.
5. Adapt A Sustainable Diet
A sustainable diet is one that’s generally healthy and has a low environmental impact. Here are simple ways to achieve this:
- Reduce meat consumption
- Support local producers
- Buy organic, or any product grown, harvested, and prepared using eco-friendly ways
- Grow your garden
- Avoid hoarding or wasting food
Environmental preservation and conservation start with the smallest things. Take part in the campaign to create a better place for the present and future generations. Start by using biodegradable and compostable products from Biotuff.