These are some of the things you can do as an individual to make your time on the planet a little more responsible. These are some ideas that we would like to share with you to make your way to the eco-friendly world easier.
If you have come this far, it is because you know that with small gestures it is possible to change the world. You know that your consumption habits directly affect the environment and you want to join us in this big change. You want to ACT NOW but you don't know how to start.
We don't need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly.
Transportation is responsible for many of the CO2 emissions we release into the atmosphere. Do you want to see how to improve this aspect? Here are a few tips.
Walking everywhere has carbon emissions equivalent to the wear and tear on the soles of your shoes. There is no better alternative to transportation than walking! Besides, walking half an hour a day is very good for your health.
You can discover very nice places in your city if you walk everywhere.
- Use the bicycle
Another alternative if you can't walk everywhere is to use a bicycle. It is also a very clean way to get around, especially if you live in a city. Besides, you will be exercising for free and your body will thank you for it.
If you are not very convinced or do not want to invest a lot of money in it, you can also get a second hand one or borrow it from friends or family.
- Public transport
The next option in order of transports that emit less CO2 would be to use public transport. One person in a car is not the same as 30 people in a bus, as the number of emissions per person is considerably reduced.
Most large cities have a very good public transport network and you will be helping the city itself to be less congested and less polluted.
If you have no other option but to move around in a car, you can carpool. Many people commute to work in the same areas, so maybe you can get together with a friend or acquaintance and go to work in one car instead of two.
For long trips there are also car sharing options that will make your trip more economical and entertaining.
- Change your car
If it is time to change your car, try to look for a more environmentally responsible option. Nowadays there are many car options available, whether electric, hybrid, etc. Look for the one that best suits your lifestyle. A gasoline car will always be less polluting than a diesel one.
- Fewer flights better air
It has been a year in which most of us have taken far fewer flights than we used to. This is good for the environment and we should try to take only the essential flights. Also, if possible always prioritize the train over the plane.
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