Everyday Friendly Climate Steps

Everyday Friendly Climate Steps

Everyday friendly climate steps you can take.

And it is all predicated on the belief that we want to help make our environment better.

But working out the actual steps can be a bit of a minefield.

And what are the most effective ways?

Where to start?

And often the solutions aren’t that simple.

They are not cut and dried.

In fact, they can be quite complex.

These are all questions that need answers.

And we don’t have all the questions.

Nor do we have all the answers.

But we have some of them for you.

Everyday Friendly Climate Steps

We now will share some everyday questions and answers.

Should you go vegetarian or vegan?

This one is pretty easy.

The simple answer is yes.

And vegan if possible.

“It saves energy, it saves greenhouse gas emissions, it saves land, water, it saves the use of antibiotics – there are really a lot of good things about going vegetarian or vegan,” says Carlsson Kanyama.

She works on sustainability studies at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

“A vegan diet is probably the single biggest way to reduce your impact on planet Earth, not just greenhouse gases, but global acidification, eutrophication, land use and water use,” says Joseph Poore from the University of Oxford.

He is the lead author of a study published in the Journal Science.

It concludes that plant-based foods are much easier on the environment than meat or dairy products.

Should you go plastic free?

This is not an easy one.

But Erik van Sebille has a perspective.

He is an an oceanographer and climate scientist at Utrecht University.

Erik van Sebille, an oceanographer and climate scientist at Utrecht University.

“It’s not so much about reducing the plastic you use, it’s about making sure it doesn’t get into the environment,” he says.

“That can include picking up plastic litter if you see it lying around; one very effective way of stopping plastic from getting into the ocean is to do a beach clean, he adds.

So check out four more vexing questions and answers on how to be more environmentally friendly.

Also check out our guide on living a plastic free life on Cool Conversations.

And finally there is a great video from the BBC.

It gives you five ways on how to break up with plastic.

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