Your every day actions toward the most basic needs such as water, food and energy use are the most important steps you can do to change your world. Believe in the joint effort of individuals and families.
Save money, water and energy now.
Fresh water is already one of the most coveted resources in the world. The scarcity is due to unsustainable agriculture methods, pollution and climate change, just to name a few.
One out of eight humans in the planet doesn’t have close access to drinking water and even more people is in shortage of water for basic needs such as cooking and sanitation.
Even in places where tap water is safe to drink, fear on water pollution makes people to pay unreasonable prices for bottled water, putting even more pressure on the environment.
Eat organic local seasonal food from small farmers. Avoid plastic packaging. Reduce fish and seafood consumption. Grow your own food.
Unsustainable agriculture practices uses 70% of the world’s fresh water. The heavy use of fertilizers and pesticides are the main factor of water pollution.
Long transportation and excessive packaging increases food cost and dependence on non-renewable energy.
Unsustainable fish farms and overfishing put more pressure in the already damaged ocean environment.
Walk or bike whenever you can. Buy only energy efficient cars and appliances.
Moving towards energy sustainability will require changes not only in the way energy is supplied, but in the way it is used, and reducing the amount of energy required to deliver various goods or services is essential. Opportunities for improvement on the demand side of the energy equation are as rich and diverse as those on the supply side, and often offer significant economic benefits
While no power source is entirely impact-free and all energy sources require energy and give rise to some degree of pollution from manufacture of the technology, it is important to start the transition to a more efficient, clean and sustainable forms.
Reuse and Recycle have been known for a long time as the keys to consumer green management.
Irrigation, livestock, commercial, mining, public and domestic use of water in developed countries account for an average of 400 gallons of water per person per day! Buy just what you need and pass it to someone in need before you put it in the recycle bin.
You can also improve your footprint by reducing the junk mail waste, avoiding use of plastics bags and not buying prepackaged food whenever is possible. Your 5 top actions