Our life expectancy is decreasing day by day thanks to all the elements affecting negatively our environment, then not everything is gloom and doom for us, we´ll show you 8 simple ways to save the planet. Therefore, our offspring.
The United Nations suggests that climate change is a current issue.
Nevertheless; we are also playing important roles at a defining moment in history.
Our Food is in Danger…
Weather patterns on the planet are changing and will threaten food production.
The plantations are not as productive as before.
The ocean levels are rising and could cause catastrophic flooding across the globe.
1. Not Everything is Lost…
First, you need to stop and think, is it real? Am I affected by this situation? What can I do? Who does have the responsibility? Is there any solution?
Well, the answer to all those questions is clear as water, you have the future in your hands.
You can save the planet.
Just, follow these recommendations and make the difference.
2. Shop Intelligently
We are active consumers, day by day we buy, buy and buy,
Sometimes, we just buy stuff we don´t need.
We are a consequence of producing more waste and garbage.
We should buy only what we need and try to select biodegradable products.
Avoid plastic bags and use less fossil derivate.
Buy recycled napkins and organic cotton clothes.
3. Conserve Water
Water is so essential… To save the planet.
We can survive without electricity, without food, without clothes, etc. but we can´t live without water.
Water is vital for every living thing on earth.
- Don´t let faucet water run needlessly as you wash or rinse dishes, wash your hands or face, brush your teeth or shave.
- Try to use every drop, don´t waste it.
- Shorten your showers, if you want to sing let´s do it but turn off the shower.
4. At home…
To save the planet is necessary to afford a better showerhead. If you have a wrench, you can preserve the diminishing fresh-water supply and reduce expensive water-heating costs.
Install faucet aerators and high-efficiency showerheads and in a year you’ll save between 1,000 and 8,000 gallons of water.
Plug in a laptop, not a desktop.
A laptop uses about half the energy of its desktop counterpart.
Choose the right appliances and save the planet.
Electric kettles use less energy than stovetop ones.
A toaster oven uses up to half the energy of a conventional electric oven.
An electric slow cooker makes soups and stews using less wattage than a stove. It truly pays to pick the right appliance.
Try on to make some compost for your plants, you´ll reduce the garbage more than 70% and your flowers will be gorgeous and strong.
5. Embrace and Commit
Reuse everything to save the planet. Change your mindset and think twice before throwing anything away.
Your old sweater can turn into your dog´s bed.
Remember plastic bags that held apples today can hold shoes tomorrow.
Coffee-cup cardboard sleeves from this morning’s brew can be also reused for a late coffee break.
Mom might just like those pants you’re sick of wearing or even your sister.
Plastic containers have unlimited uses.
6. Classify to Recycle
Recycling is a way to save the planet.
But, we can´t recycle, only specialized reprocessing plants can do it.
Your job is to classify the materials that can be sent to recycle at home.
There are wonderful uses for all those materials.
7. When traveling…
Try to carry your water bottle. Buy a reusable bottle that fits your lifestyle.
There is no reason to buy a bottle every time you feel thirsty.
Prepare your drinks, it is healthier and greener.
If you don´t have the chance to ride a bicycle and you need to drive.
If you´re taking a break shut down your engine: Idling for any length of time burns more gas than it takes to restart the car.
Drive Green to save the planet, be careful with high speeding, fast accelerations, and hard braking waste gas.
Tune-up your car according to your owner’s manual and schedule it in around 30,000 miles.
It will raise your car’s fuel efficiency.
8. Ecotourism to learn how to love and Save the Planet
Ecotourism is a great option to experience what the planet holds for us.
You learn to love it and protect it.
A great place to experiment with ecotourism in Costa Rica.
This green paradise is a great example of a little big piece of the planet.
So, come and join us, Perfect Sunset School is located in one of the most popular beaches of Costa Rica.
Here we can guide you through the green experience to really save the planet.