As more and more people are finally realizing the importance of eco-consciousness for the well-being of our planet, steps are being taken towards the preservation of the precious resources that we have left. While some people are looking to make their living environments more energy-efficient, others are implementing these ideas into their entire lifestyles, from their shopping habits to eco-friendly tourism. That’s right – you can remain mindful of Mother Nature even during your travels, and here are the most important things you need to know about this topic.
In October 2018, the world’s leading scientists, led by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, issued a “final call” on climate change, stating that the world is completely “off track”.
To avert long-term and irreversible harm to our climate will require “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society”.
According to the report, the world has around 12 years remaining to enact these changes if we want to keep temperature increases to 1.5°. Currently, the world is on course for a worrying rise of 3° by 2030.
While government pressure on big businesses is ratcheting up, what can you and other citizens do to reduce the carbon emissions being released into the world around us?
Below is a guide with some things you can do to cut your carbon footprint:
Did you know that 80% of people fail to stick to their New Year’s resolution for longer than 6 weeks? It’s no surprise really though as it can take up to 66 days to form a new habit. Some people might even give up by the second Friday in January, known as Quitters’ Day. So where exactly did the NYE resolution come from and why do people make resolutions every year?
Planning on making a resolution for 2019? Make sure you do your research, implement a plan and create a support network so your friends and family can help where they can. Will you be a resolution keeper or a resolution breaker? Apparently three of the most common reasons behind failed resolutions include setting unrealistic goals, not keeping track of progress, as well as just forgetting about the resolution altogether.
The below infographic, designed by JD Williams, outlines the lowdown of resolutions including the who, what, where, when, why and how, as well as outlining the traits of a resolution breaker vs a resolution keeper. The infographic also pinpoints the top ten resolutions from 2018, all about quitters’ day and how you can avoid becoming part of it, as well as some resolution ideas for 2019. Have you thought about going green? Volunteering? Trying Veganuary? Wearing more colour? Using less social media? After-all, the average person will spend nearly 2 hours on social media everyday (which equates to 5 years and 4 months over a lifetime).
Let us know what resolutions you’ve got planned! If you’re still thinking about a resolution, check out the below infographic and try to make your resolution specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, as well as exciting!
The Zebra created this amazing guide for car owners who want to keep their cars clean and tidy while still being environmentally friendly. The guide lists different interior and exterior cleaning mixtures for every type of gunk and grime your car will run into. It also lists different tips and tricks for saving water and minimizing waste.
Using eco-friendly products when cleaning your car is important to not harming the environment. Phosphorous, nitrogen, ammonia and chemicals known as “Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)” are the worst environmental hazards in household cleaners. VOCs and many of the aforementioned chemicals are found in some of the most popular car cleaning products.
Not only do using natural household products help save the environment, but also helps save you money. Check out the infographic below to learn the best green cleaning mixtures for your car.
Do you ever find yourself feeling overwhelmed by the stresses of living an inner-city life? If so, you may have considered going ‘off-grid’. This self-sufficient lifestyle disconnects you from the electricity grid, water supply and gas mains, whilst allowing you to live a more cost-effective, and eco life-style. There are 75,000 Brits who are choosing this way of life.
While becoming completely self-sufficient isn’t an option for many people, the dream of a less stressful life is alluring.
To help, Insulation Express have uncovered how to get the ‘off-grid’ lifestyle whilst living in a city: