Environment

Climate change and our individual effort.

Environment

Posted by: Prad

17th Mar 2022 01:29pm

Climate change has already begun to impact our planet in more ways than we can think. Temperatures continue to rise throughout the planet and we are experiencing changes in precipitation patterns as we have never seen before. The main cause of these catastrophic effects on our planet is pollution.

What have you done individually to fight against Climate Change?

Comments 24

Vanessa 32284508
  • 5th Jun 2022 10:39pm

Educating students about climate change and the importance of renewable energy for the future

kams
  • 4th Jun 2022 09:58pm

Told you

kams
  • 4th Jun 2022 09:58pm

Coplained

kams
  • 4th Jun 2022 09:58pm

Recycle products

kams
  • 4th Jun 2022 09:57pm

Save on elec recycle

Mevanwy
  • 3rd Jun 2022 08:07am

Planting my own vegetables, composting household waste and recycling. I also repair old clothes and make my own clothes and everything I do not wear over 6-12 months goes to the local charity shop.

Timbo
  • 31st May 2022 04:05pm

This is rubbish! None of your assertions stack up against the facts. Have a look at Climate Nexus on YouTube.

jjdrer
  • 31st May 2022 06:05pm
This is rubbish! None of your assertions stack up against the facts. Have a look at Climate Nexus on YouTube.

So you are saying finding ways of recycling what was good clean water doesn't help save the planet from drought and poverty. Steaming vegetables in actual fact uses less water. The "stock" can be used in soups, casseroles etc. My Mum actually used one of my old lunch boxes as a pot plant saucer. Our vegetables weren't "treated" with chemicals neither was the food our neighbour grew. The water we used to wash them went onto the garden to keep it alive to produce more healthy food, and also small green areas to help to prevent soil erosion. It is a well known internationally that greenery absorbs CO2 and releases oxygen. Hydro Electricity using strong water flow (it can be diverted to generate more electricity), Wind Power are probably the safest. Nobody will convince me electric cars are safe or viable until we are told manufacturing batteries (they have chemicals in them) will not produce pollution. They will not last forever. How are they going to be SAFELY disposed of?. How are they going to generate electricity for charging "stations" especially in cold cloudy weather. Solar will struggle to work at all in some weather conditions. In long distances between towns vehicles will run out of electricity. How do vehicles reach places including Emergency Service Vehicles?. Is sorry, our Ambulance isn't going to reach you satisfactory? or our Fire Vehicle won't - your house or vehicle will just have to burn itself out??? As for Google and YouTube not everything shown on either of them are always accurate. They are not authenticated at all. You've got your opinion, I've got mine from lecturers who used photography they had taken themselves. To say what I wrote is rubbish is very rude. All you had to say was that you disagree with me.

jjdrer
  • 26th May 2022 04:39pm

We planted drought tolerant shrubs to create shade, reduce the amount of water used by mulching around them too. The roots help to hold the soil and lessen soil erosion. They take in CO2 and release the air we breathe. We installed rainwater tanks and one of them (a large one) we were able to connect to the laundry and the kitchen. We had a movable fitting on the tap in the laundry and we were able to fill the washing machine with washing water, then rinse water. The washing machine had a pump that we could pump the rinse water back from the trough into the washing machine and use it for the next load of washing. If the modular tanks on the garage were full sometimes we would fill buckets with water, take them into the washing machine and save more water. The last lot of rainwater we often used on the garden / lawn. The tap in the kitchen we were able to wash our vegetables, before steaming them rather than using extra water to boil them. They also retained a lot more nourishment. We grew a lot of our own vegetables and worked out ways to shelter them that they didn't need as much water. We had our own fruit trees, enough to eat raw, stew and freeze some of the stewed fruit. Any surplus we shared with our neighbour, the same with vegetables. We grew different types and shared them. No wastage that way. We recycled everything that we could. I had 3 good quality plastic lunch boxes that I used for approx 40 years until the lids eventually split. They went in the recycle bin. I lost count how many times we re-used our shopping bags until eventually they split. They weren't actually re-cyclable but we put hard rubbish in them that way it didn't blow around. We have done the best we can.

no name
  • 31st May 2022 04:45pm
We planted drought tolerant shrubs to create shade, reduce the amount of water used by mulching around them too. The roots help to hold the soil and lessen soil erosion. They take in CO2 and...

Impressive effort, well done you!

AdelaideM
  • 18th May 2022 10:54am

I try and reduce the amount of first hand clothing I purchase, or when I do purchase clothing, I try and get ethically or sustainably made products.
I've tried to reduce the amount of meat I eat, as well as choosing sustainable farming practices.
Unfortunately, I think lot's of it is about policy - which is why I vote for the greens!

gilbe
  • 16th May 2022 10:30am

i vote greens ti is the onlt one that can help-us,,,,,

Debbie
  • 13th May 2022 02:10pm

Where do I start....I vote 'Greens' at all elections. Sign petitions on the Environment where I can. I strongly oppose the housing of a Nuclear dump anywhere in SA. I recycle every thing I can including small plastics & tablet packets thru 'Banish' Brad recycling. I do not buy products with extra plastic packaging and try without any packaging at all, use home made product bags for veges & fruit and always take my bags for packing groceries. Use the car as little as possible....and the list goes on. I drive people around me a little nutty(I prefer to call it educating) with constant reminders of recycling(including thrift shopping) everything possible. I run a group and have environment awareness whenever the theme fits. I re-use, recycle & live frugally to help the planet where possible!

Prad
  • 13th May 2022 07:16pm
Where do I start....I vote 'Greens' at all elections. Sign petitions on the Environment where I can. I strongly oppose the housing of a Nuclear dump anywhere in SA. I recycle every thing I can...

Well, these are very good examples. Many of us are quite aware of the impact of Climate change. However, we should also focus on policy level. Thank you for your efforts. Praiseworthy.

Debbie
  • 13th May 2022 02:14pm
Where do I start....I vote 'Greens' at all elections. Sign petitions on the Environment where I can. I strongly oppose the housing of a Nuclear dump anywhere in SA. I recycle every thing I can...

Did I forget to note but still conserve water and electricity :) that we have installed solar, an enviro system

drummerschick
  • 12th May 2022 04:53pm

I am extremely worried about climate change and I think each of us has a responsibility to do what we can to help alleviate the problem. I recycle everything I can, I am using less water in the house and garden, I have cut out meat just about completely (for animal welfare as well as the climatic benefits), I have cut down on electricity by running my a/c only when absolutely necessary and then at 24 degrees in summer and 18 degrees in winter, and I am running my car a lot less. I rent my home so can't put in solar panels or more tanks (fortunately I have two large ones on the property), but I do grow my own fruit and vegetables and I'm pesticide free. Trying my hardest, as are all of my family members - I guess that's all I can do as an individual but I also put my voice to any petitions or causes advocating for action on climate change. Hope it helps!

Prad
  • 13th May 2022 07:34pm
I am extremely worried about climate change and I think each of us has a responsibility to do what we can to help alleviate the problem. I recycle everything I can, I am using less water in the...

You can be part of the climate change solution. Global warming is an international problem that will only be solved through the actions and policies of all nations working together. But it is also a matter for personal action. The greatest contribution to global warming comes from carbon dioxide released as a waste product when we burn fossil fuels to provide energy to power our homes, industry, and drive our cars.

Prad
  • 13th May 2022 07:33pm
I am extremely worried about climate change and I think each of us has a responsibility to do what we can to help alleviate the problem. I recycle everything I can, I am using less water in the...

You can be part of the climate change solution. Global warming is an international problem that will only be solved through the actions and policies of all nations working together. But it is also a matter for personal action. The greatest contribution to global warming comes from carbon dioxide released as a waste product when we burn fossil fuels to provide energy to power our homes, industry, and drive our cars.

Dena31948125
  • 8th Apr 2022 08:31am

Since the local supermarket is close, I walk to the supermarket rather than using a car. I also reuse stuff that I have, buy less clothes ( buy just what I need).

jtmorri
  • 1st Apr 2022 02:10pm

Some sustainable things I can think of that we do - Eat less meat, buy local products, don't generate a lot of waste and don't throw food out, don't use disposable plastics (including cutlery, straws), don't use throw away coffee cups or one use paper products, drive less, don't travel by air, take my own shopping bags that are cloth, watch my energy use and if I have to have air conditioner on I set it to 24 degrees, never run the air conditioner when not home or at night, conserve water, have many native plants, not big consumers and keep things for a long time, don't buy throw away fashion and try to buy sustainable, vegan, natural products.

Prad
  • 13th May 2022 07:34pm
Some sustainable things I can think of that we do - Eat less meat, buy local products, don't generate a lot of waste and don't throw food out, don't use disposable plastics (including cutlery,...

We can all reduce these emissions by reducing the amount of energy we use and by changing the source of that energy to renewables (like wind and solar) rather than fossil fuels. We can consider purchasing an electric car the next time we trade in our car. We can install solar panels on our roofs to power our homes from the sun rather than coal or gas powered electricity. We can replace incandescent light bulbs with more energy efficient ones like LEDs. Use less hot water by only washing clothes in cold water. These are all choices that depend on individual actions.

Ryan1234321
  • 27th Mar 2022 08:26am

I cut out meat.

I know it's a controversial issue, but animal agriculture just causes so much environmental damage, including carbon and methane emissions, that I can't justify it any more.

I stick to grains, fruits and veg, and tofu/beans/legumes. It's a bit of a privilege since I don't have coeliac or diabetes or other health issues (except for a dairy intolerance), and it isn't going to be for everyone. But it's something my family can do that saves us money and reduces our footprint.

Ultimately, individual change isn't going to cut it. We need collective global action.

Prad
  • 13th May 2022 07:35pm
I cut out meat.

I know it's a controversial issue, but animal agriculture just causes so much environmental damage, including carbon and methane emissions, that I can't justify it any...

The average Australian household emits around 14 tonnes of greenhouse gases every year, half of which is from electricity generation. That’s the equivalent of having three cars on the road for a year. This contributes to climate change.

A simple and relatively cheap way that we can all start to make a difference is by switching our electricity to "green" power. This means using power generated from clean renewable sources such as the sun, wind, hydro and waste power, rather than coal, gas or diesel. It’s available to most households. What you'll pay depends on the percentage of green power and the retailer you have.

Prad
  • 17th Mar 2022 01:32pm

Made a youtube video in local language about the impacts of climate change.

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