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Are you doing anything about climate change?

In today's news, the UN reported that last year was the fourth warmest on record. We would like to hear what our Cafestudy members are doing to help slow down climate change. Have you changed your habits recently? Or maybe you are meaning to but haven't got round to it yet? Please let us know!

Last reply: 18th Feb 2019 / 74 replies / Post by Cafestudy Admin

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Valerie31416015

Posted by: Valerie31416015
Posted on: 12th Feb 2019

Valerie31416015 says: Our climate has been changing rapidly in the last few years due to an increase in factors such as pollution. Often, there are people who adopt a not-in-my-backyard attitude towards the issue of climate change and continue contributing to pollution.

Personally, I have been struggling to change my lifestyle such that I move towards a zero-waste one. Glass straws, lunchbox, fibrous table cloth, foldable cups, snack bags... I’ve got them all! However, lugging them around on days when all I want to do is bring a small bag out can be a challenge. Even remembering to bring my own recyclable bag can be a challenge sometimes. However, to avoid contributing to the waste, I choose not to take a plastic bag whenever I can if I forget to bring my own bag. Order drinks and decline taking a straw if I forgot to bring my own. Skip buying my favourite bubble tea (aka boba) for the day if I forgot to bring my cup. These are ways that I use to overcome the challenges of moving towards a zero-waste lifestyle.

Furthermore, I have taken to making my own beeswax wraps so that I can avoid using cling wraps. These are small steps we can take to move towards a zero-waste lifestyle!

What would be really interesting for me is to come up with an alternative for tin foil!

Another thing that I have been meaning to do but have yet to start is to make my own compost. This has been extremely challenging because being around creepy-crawlies dont sit well with me! However, given time, I hope that I will be able to overcome my fears and start composting.

Lastly, I have been trying to walk to a nearby destination rather than drive in order to reduce my carbon footprint. It is especially challenging especially on a hot day though! What I could do with is an air-conditioned suit that can magically turn hot air into cool air without adding to the pollution problem! :)

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