What Can You Do To Help Stop Climate Change?

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What Can You Do To Help Stop Climate Change?

IntroductionClimate change: (noun) a long-term change in the Earth’s climate, or of a region on Earth. Or rather, the gradual change in weather conditions in an area over a long period of time.Climate change is real, and climate change is happening right now. If we don't stop climate change, the world could be destroyed and the human race would be nonexistent in a couple of decades. So how do we stop it? Our world leaders and politicians say that we should all pitch in and help. But what do we do? Fly to the Arctic and try and stop glaciers from melting? Call up factories and demand that they shut down for the sake of the Earth? No, we can leave that to the big guys ruling us from their offices. However, there are little things that we can do to help stop climate change, little things that can help us reduce our carbon footprint and help stop climate change. And if everyone in the world did their part, who knows, maybe the world will be saved. So here are some tips on how YOU can help stop climate change:

What Can You Do About Climate Change?

Climate change is REAL

2. Driving AlternativesTry not to use your car too much. Walk or use public transport, or hitch a ride with a friend. This helps because it means that the less cars, the less emissions are released from vehicles

3. Water UsageLower the amount of energy used to pump, treat, and heat water by washing your car less often, using climate-appropriate plants in your garden, installing drip irrigation so that plants receive only what they need, and making water-efficient choices when purchasing shower heads, faucet heads, toilets, dishwashers and washing machines. Turning off taps when not in use, and limiting the amount of time you spend in the shower can all help stop climate change

1. Buying LocalBuying locally grown food is good for your community and also reduces your carbon footprint. Imported food must use airplanes or ships to get to your grocer, and these vehicles can release a huge amount of methane and carbon dioxide, which speeds up climate change. So by buying locally, you are reducing the amount of 'food miles' a certain food travels, which basically means how far the food has to travel to get to your dinner table

4. Air TravelTake fewer and longer vacations further away, and more frequent and driveable “stay-cations,” closer to home. This reduces the amount of gas emissions produced by airplanes

5. Use Clean Energy SourcesSwitch to clean energy sources, like wind, solar, geothermal, or appropriately designed hydroelectric and biomass energy projects. This helps, because the use of fossil fuels for energy releases huge amounts of gas emissions into the atmosphere. Also try and promote the use of clean energy, instead of fossil fuels

6. LightingTurn off lights that you are not using and when you leave the room. Replace incandescent light bulbs with compact flourescent or LED ones

8. REUSE AND RECYCLE

7. Keep Track Of Your Energy UsageBy keeping track of your energy usuage, youcan identify areas that need improvement and track your progress.


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