A commission consisted of international climate scientists declared a rather annoying report in the past few months. According to the report, there are only 12 years for our beautiful planet that we live on to reach to a point of no return in terms of climate change!
Hense as Hoagard, today, the day that we celebrate International Mother Earth Day, we’d like to talk about how we can make big differences with slight devotion from our daily lives. Here are some small and strong tips that are enough to be a shield against oncoming climate change.
Becoming conscious about energy consumption
It is necessary for our approaches about the energy saving to go quite beyond the “Turn off if unnecessary” warning because of the size of the global climate crisis affecting the whole world. Namely, it is a must to understand the preciousness of the energy to reduce (to restrict any energy consumption releasing waste during the production/ consumption proces) the “footsteps” of carbon that we leave in nature. At this stage, having annual central heating boiler& radiator maintenance, using those kinds of appliances with energy saving mode, having external thermal insulation for the buildings, changing the bulbs at home with the energy saving ones and adopting solar panels for the roof and balconies enabling the maximum usage of solar energy can make a huge difference in long terms.
Taking real steps about recycling
When we consider that even a plastic drinking straw that we consume millions of every day decompose approximately in 800 years in nature and it intoxicates natural resources while decomposing, it is not difficult to see that recycling is a driven solution. First of all, it will be a good start to find out the locations of recycling bins for glass and plastic in your neighborhood and throwing your domestic waste away to these bins. Also you can contribute to the protection of water resources by delivering your waste oil to the waste oil collection teams by calling them on the phone instead of spilling your waste oil to the sink.
Having vegetarian / vegan food at least 2 days in a week
According to a research held by Henrich Böll Foundation and Friends of Earth Network; 15.455 litres of water has to be used to produce 1 kg of meat and 1000 litres of water for 1 litre of milk. In other words the production of industrial meat and food of animal origin cause unpleasant statistics about both carbon emission and the overconsumption of water resources. However, the overconsumption afore mentioned is not valid for vegetables, fruits and grains. Thus you can help reducing the consumption of water resources by feeding on vegetables even 2 days in a week.
Reviewing consumption habits
Using pre-owned goods, recycling old belongings and starting a minimalist lifestyle can save not only inner peace and budget but also planet’s future. Make sure that instead of buying something unnecessary, using the one in hand and most importantly avoiding from buying disposable products are the vital steps for the fate of the earth.
Taking urgent precautions for less water consumption.
Extinction of fresh water resources is considered as the biggest reason for the food crisis that is expected to begin 12 years later unless we take action. That is to say, appreciating each water drop that we have becomes more of an issue. It is possible to take many precautions like preventing unnecessary usage with photoelectric faucets, not washing the dishes with hand, preferring short spin and making use of alternative water purification systems on this subject.
Supporting sharing economy
The understanding of sharing economy which was already actively performed earlier times becomes a current issue once again with the rise of new media and internet. This understanding expects people to share their cars, the food they cook at home, books and even their clothes. In other words, by means of the sharing economy applications being downloaded into the smart devices, it can be possible to share both expenses and the carbon emission that will be released to the nature by accepting 4 more passenger by you instead of consuming a full tank of gasoline that you get for your car alone.