We are from nature, by nature.
How many times have you asked yourself, "What can I do to contribute to a better world?"
It may seem like a buzzword, but the reality is that there really is no planet B and, more than ever, it's important that we take care of it. Industries with increasingly broad processes, production systems that seek to respond to the needs of over-consumption, the rampant use of machinery and anything that could potentially pollute the atmosphere are significantly to blame for the drastic changes in the world. And the message is clear: if humanity does not change its behavior, the results will be catastrophic. If we really want to change the world, first we have to change ourselves.
We know that our actions make a difference, but when we're faced with the gigantic task of saving our planet from an irreparable imbalance, we run the risk of feeling overwhelmed by the endless list of demands that we make on ourselves. So where do you start?
Simple attitudes and daily habits can make a difference not only to preserve the planet, but to recover it as well. It's a journey of love and respect that begins with small gestures that can make the world a better place for future generations and leave them with the right tools so that they can continue to enjoy all the Earth's treasures.
To help you, we have compiled some tips that are never too much to remember, in order to awaken the ecologist that exists in each one of us. The planet thanks you!
- Plant a tree and return to nature everything it gives us daily.
- Before throwing something away, think about the possibility of another person or institution that may need that object or can reuse it in some way.
- Shop locally, stimulating the local economy and avoiding the production of greenhouse gases that result from transporting products from side to side.
- Unplug all appliances that you are not using and do not leave them on standby overnight.
- Recycle all glass containers, plastic and paper packaging and don't forget the batteries.
- Opt for reusable cloth or fabric bags. If you still have a lot of plastic bags, reuse them for the good of the environment.
- Do not subscribe to catalogs or magazines on paper that you do not need and put a sticker in the mailbox against the deposit of advertising mail. Choose instead to consult online.
- Avoid buying wrapping paper and make the gift wraps yourself.
- Sign up for electronic invoices and check your accounts online. Save paper and trees, avoid the emission of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, which are so harmful to the planet.
- Eat more vegetarian meals and reduce energy, natural and transportation costs related to the creation and distribution of meat products.
- Whenever possible, wash your clothes in cold water (at full load), avoid the tumble dryers and extend your clothes outdoors - in addition to saving energy, the clothes last much longer.
- Save water and energy when changing baths for showers and turning off the water tap when washing your teeth.
- Drive more slowly or use cruise control - a great way to save fuel and reduce your carbon footprint.
- Finally, don't get upset with people who haven't yet realized the positive impact they can have on the world. In fact, encourage them to do good too. Forward these tips to your family and friends and if each one of them applies one of these ecological gestures, the world will certainly be a better place.