This summer, the catastrophic effects of climate change have been brought home in Asia and the Americas, yet inadequate government and corporate policy continues to endanger species, livelihoods, and the future of our planet. Here are some changes you can make to your habits to reduce your environmental impact.
Change your search engine to Ecosia, who use 80% of the advertising money generated by your searches to fund tree-planting projects in forests across the world. It's free to download, and so far the organisation has planted over 13 million trees.
save the bees
Bees have lost 97% of their grassland habitats in the last 60 years and are dying out fast. Get a bee saver kit from Friends of the Earth and make the space around you bee-friendly so that they can carry on supporting our environment and ecosystems.
Meat free mondays
We need to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere by 80 per cent by 2050 in order to avoid catastrophic climate change. This means dramatically reducing our meat and dairy consumption. Just one day can make a difference.
This beautiful interactive documentary by Kati Lacey will give you more insight into how the meat industry threatens the planet and its inhabitants. It will also help you to think about your own relationship with meat, and how you can make a difference.
Fracking is a non-renewable source of energy that causes massive damage to the planet. Many energy providers invest money you spend with them in fracking. You can switch energy providers in under 3 minutes with no account numbers or meter readings.
Buy Eco loo roll
Who Gives a Crap make affordable, eco friendly loo roll from recycled paper and 50% of their profits are used to help fund hygiene and sanitation projects in the developing world. To date they've saved over 30,000 trees and 74 million litres of water.