Our planet…it’s the only one we’ve got. And although I’ve written about ways to save our planet before, I feel compelled to write again about the predicament we’re in.
If we don’t halt greenhouse emissions within just shy of 11 years, we’ll be subject to chain reactions that will change the future of humanity forever.
Cities under water
Natural disasters at an even greater scale
And yet, I don’t see anything changing in our economics, in politics, in many people’s day-to-day actions.
And I get it.
It seems like it’s too big an issue – that we’re living in a slo-mo sci-fi movie where the issues are so huge that it’s debilitating. And small scale action seems pointless.
But it’s not.
We can all make a difference by adopting changes in life on an individual level:
- Going vegan (or reducing our meat/dairy consumption).
- Reducing what we buy – stopping going in for fast fashion.
- Changing our habits – whether that’s ditching cellophane or starting to compost
- Reducing the amounts of flight we take (I’m guilty of this one!)
There are so many ways to make a difference – this article by Virgin highlights some steps you can take to reduce your impact.
But we also need wide-scale change at a political level too:
- Changing how governments measure success – from economic growth to removal of C02 production
- Investing in ways to solve climate change, new tech and cultural hacks
- Considering how to reward those whose lifestyles are kinder to the environment
We can be involved in the above by contacting our politicians and letting them know that we want them to take the environment seriously. If enough of us raise our voice, we can make a difference.
Will you join me?
I’m counting on it, because we have no planet B