More and more people are adapting sustainable habits to help fight climate change. Human impact on the natural world and the overuse of natural resources must be addressed so future generations don’t pay the price of our lack of action. You have the power to make real, sustainable change right in your own home!
People all over the world are making changes to become more sustainable. These changes include limiting air travel, switching to sustainable energy sources, eating locally grown produce, and composting. All are effective methods that can minimize an individual’s carbon footprint. It is time for everyone is keep taking action but that doesn’t mean donating your retirement fund, (though that would definitely help!), it means doing the little things that make a difference in the long run.
Next time you head to the grocery store and are struggling to pick between local strawberries or the California strawberries, take into consideration how much fuel is being used to get those tasty berries to your city. You can choose to become a locavore, someone who buys locally, not only as an environmentally sustainable option, but also to benefit your local economy and to support small businesses rather than a larger corporation.
If you have a green thumb, planting your own garden is an easy and inexpensive way to “think local.” You can’t get much more local than your own backyard! At home gardens ensure that you are eating the freshest food possible will also eliminating the fuel consumption required to get the food to your kitchen. Your compost can also provide you with nutrient rich soil to help you get maximum the plant yield.
Composting makes an immediate impact as you are directly diverting material from the landfill while allowing microorganisms to break it down into soil. If you aren’t composting for personal use, your municipality likely runs a composting program that will pick it up on the same day as your garbage. Products such as BinBreeze can dehydrate fruit flies and eliminate the odours that come with composting so acting sustainability is never a chore.
Acting sustainably is a joint effort and if everyone does their part, it can turn the major issues like climate change into reasonable hurdles. After all, what's that quote?
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead