The UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco is from 7-18 November 2016, and is the next vital step in approaching this global challenge.
“Climate change, demographics, water, food, energy, global health, women’s empowerment – these issues are all intertwined. We cannot look at one strand in isolation. Instead, we must examine how these strands are woven together. “
Climate change sees no borders, race, rich or poor, big or small, it is the defining issue of our age.
When it comes to climate change, we are all in this together.
If we understand that, and we have the will there is no problem we cannot overcome.
5 things we can do about climate change:
Become climate literate:
When we are informed we can make better decisions and greener choices. Check out National Geographic’s climate change documentary Before The Flood, with Leonardo DiCaprio, it’s available on YouTube and a great way to get clued up.
Make changes at home:
If we aren’t recycling by now, it’s really not a good look. We should all reuse what we can and reduce using packaged produce by shopping at your local farmers market as well as composting – Reliance Compost have a multitude of drop off points all over Cape town.
Join the Green Monday movement; swap out the meat, eggs, and dairy in your diet for delicious plant-based foods -like legumes 🙂 every Monday. It’s delicious, good for you and has quite a significant impact on greenhouse gases and our precious water supplies.
Switch off appliances not in use, reduce water waste and use solar energy where possible.
Walk or bike when you can:
Not only will you reduce your carbon footprint, but your overall level of health will improve and you will save money on parking and petrol.
Make plants our best friends:
When gardening, select plants that are well suited to your climate and require minimal watering (like legumes J) and attention. Better yet, plant a tree, and it will provide shade and soak up carbon from the atmosphere. Why not make the most of it by attending environmentally conscious events like Greenpop’s Reforest Fest?
Get involved and educate others about the big picture:
Know that small steps make big differences, by being informed and living a life that is indicative of your stand point you have a ripple effect.
Ask questions at work or on holiday at the places you visit; are they recycling? What produce are they using? No action is too little.
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We’re all in this together.