🌍 It's Earth Day 2019! Yes, we focus on reducing waste and making zero waste accessible to everyone, but we also talk about the bigger picture - climate change and hope to help people to tackle it in their own way⠀
🌍 The reason so many are now focusing on plastic is because it's a problem we can see right in front of us, it affects our emotions and therefore we respond, it's more difficult to see the problems of climate change when it happens much slower (although it's definitely more noticeable now) and we can't witness it in front of our eyes apart from "lovely weather" and extra rainfall, this is why so many of us have focused on what seems feasible to us⠀
🌍 If we want a planet to live on with less effects of climate change through anthropogenic causation then we need to see what we as communities and individuals can do, which is why we've made 5 small changes most people can make⠀
🌍 Reduce your flying and car journeys, switch to a green energy supplier, speak up and use your vote, change your buying habits (reduce, reuse and repair where possible), lower your food waste where you can, eat as locally as possible to reduce your carbon footprint and lower your meat & dairy consumption
“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” - Jane Goodall feat. galavanter @therollinboles
Happy Earth Day, Galavanters. As outdoor and adventure enthusiasts alike we strongly encourage you, not just today but every day, to stand for what you stand on. Share your Earth Day stewardship by tagging @gogalavanting and use #GoGalavanting 🌸
Gorgeous, peaceful, rainy Saturday in Brookbanks Park🌧✨💦
👆👆Click the link in bio and choose “Discover Parkwoods Donalda” to see more about this beautiful area, nestled in the Don Valley, that I service in central Toronto.
🐶Join us for a complimentary neighbourhood walking tour through Brookbanks Park. And bring your pups as this is a beautiful, dog loving community.
Do you know that a person uses plastic carrier bag on average for ONLY 12 MINUTES ? ⠀
After that it is discarded and will stay intact for up to 1000 years! ⠀
Only 1 plastic bag in every 200 gets recycled. ⠀
Each year, an estimated 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are used worldwide and that comes out to over 1 million/minute. ⠀
Savez vous qu’une personne utilise un sac plastic pour environ 12 minutes ? ⠀
Après celui ci est jeter et restera intact for plus de 1000 ans! ⠀
Seulement 1 sac plastic sur 200 est recyclé. ⠀
Chaque année, environ 500 milliards a mille milliards de sacs plastics sont utilisé dans le monde, ce qui équivaut à plus d’un million par minute. ⠀
Reposted from @blueoceanaction⠀ #jolibalishop#respectourplanet#freeplastic#reusablecarrierbags#timetochange#oneEarth#thinktwicebeforeusingaplasticbag ⠀
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In a co-ordinated effort by @thereisnoearthb & @fridaysforfuture.india, hundreds of people from all walks of life from Delhi made time from their busy schedules and walked out of their schools, colleges, and offices this friday to urge our government to take immediate actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Climate protests were planned in more than 1600 towns in over 125 countries to urge them to stay committed to 2015 Paris climate agreement, which calls on all the countries to reduce their carbon output and halt global warming below 2 degrees Celsius by the end of the century. Inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist @gretathunberg 's weekly protests, the global youth climate movement has swept the globe in recent months.
Do you ever wonder what happens to plastic once it has been used? Do you wonder what happens when you put it in the bin to be recycled? Lots of plastics are put into land fill where they carry on polluting our home. There are also plastics which are reused and this cycle carries on. Recycling helps reduce the waste in our landfills and helps our home sustain itself. Sea animals are one of the most effected by plastic waste, they get caught in it, they eat it and get injured by it which is so sad considering this is our fault. We need to make conscious decisions when buying and recycling, sometimes it’s worth spending that little bit more in order to helping our planet and our home. -
Some of what I took from today’s @1millionwomen Love Earth event 💡 Just act. No matter how small, action will lead to more action.
💡 Work on one goal at once, allowing it to become a habit and then move onto the next, without overwhelming yourself.
💡 When it comes to consuming- refuse, re-use, repair then recycle.
💡 NEVER underestimate the power we have to change this world 🌍 this I liked a lot 💘
Thanks @1millionwomen and all the speakers and artists for such an inspiring and well-curated event. It’s their 10th anniversary- wish them happy birthday by joining the revolution to fight the climate crisis 💪🏽♻️⚡️ 1millionwomen.com.au
ik this has already been going around a lot, but here is a little reminder! there are tons and tons of easy ways to help the planet from your own house. if our generation is too lazy to even throw away a plastic waterbottle in the right place, how are we going to get anything done. but the time 2050 comes around, ill only be 40, and i dont want to have to live in a dump bc some people couldnt do simple things. pick up your crap and do the right thing, its not like anyone else will do it for you. we only have one earth :/