For the past couple of years, it has become more and more clear what the consequences of climate change are. Floods, forest fires, extremely hot summers and very mild winters – the climate as we know it, is no longer. According to experts, it is almost too late to reverse the damage done to our environment, but we are not there yet. Luckily there are organizations who are devoted to counteracting climate change, for instance foundation reforestation. You might think that there is not a lot you on your own can do to add to these initiatives, but you’re mistaken. Every little thing helps when it comes to saving the planet. Here’s three things you can do to help reverse climate change.
There are companies who have devoted themselves to planting trees on a large scale, in order to combat the disappearing of many forests in the world. It may seem like your own garden can’t compete with that, but even planting trees on a small scale can make a difference. If you have a garden, you can turn it into an ecosystem where all the local animals will want to hang out. For instance, there are special plants you can buy that attract bees. This is important, because the bees are disappearing. You can also hang up bird houses, so birds have a safe place to make their nests.
Large scale consumption plays a big part in the damage being done to our climate. Did you know that a large part of fast fashion collections ends up in landfill without being worn even once? This is where second hand shopping comes in. Thrifting is no longer considered weird and uncool; instead, many people have made it their hobby. You don’t have to limit yourself to thrifting second hand clothes. You can also buy second hand furniture or appliances. Alternatively, if you have clothes or furniture you want to get rid of, don’t throw them away! You can donate these things to a charity shop or sell them online.
Food production is also a factor in climate change. Not only is there a huge industry involved in making the food that ends up on our dinner table; a lot of food we buy is also packaged in plastic packaging. Pay attention to this the next time you go to the supermarket, and you will see how much plastic we consume in a day. Try a package free supermarket once in a while and buy your products locally.