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 sound like a cliché, but the reality is that there really is no Planet B and it’s important, more than ever, that we take care of it. Industries with increasingly extensive processes, production systems that seek to respond to the needs of exacerbated consumption, the unrestrained use of machinery and everything 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, we must first change ourselves.
We know that our actions make a difference, but when we are faced with the gigantic task of saving our planet from an irremediable imbalance, we run the risk of feeling overwhelmed with the endless list of demands we make of ourselves. So where to start?
Simple attitudes and daily habits can make the difference not only in preserving the planet, but in recovering it as well. It’s a journey of love and respect that starts 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 of Earth’s treasures.
To help you, we’ve compiled some tips that never hurt to remember, in order to awaken the ecologist that exists in each of us. The planet thanks you!
- Plant a tree and give back to nature everything she gives us every day.
- Before throwing something away, think about the possibility that there is another person or institution that might need it or could reuse it in some way.
- Shop locally, stimulating the local economy and avoiding the production of greenhouse gases that result from transporting products from one place to another.
- Turn off all appliances that you are not using and do not leave them on standby overnight.
- Recycle all glass, plastic and paper containers, 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 paper catalogs or magazines that you do not need and put a sticker in the mailbox against the deposit of advertising mail. Choose to consult online instead.
- Avoid buying wrapping paper and make them yourself.
- Subscribe to electronic invoices and check your bills online. Save paper and trees, avoid the emission of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, so harmful to the planet.
- Eat more vegetarian meals and reduce the energy, natural, and transportation costs associated with creating and distributing meat products.
- Whenever possible, wash clothes in cold water (and with the maximum load), avoid clothes dryers and hang your clothes out in the open air – in addition to energy savings, clothes last much longer.
- Save water and energy by switching from baths to showers and turning off the water tap when brushing your teeth.
- Drive slower 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 of them applies one of these ecological gestures, the world will certainly be a better place.