Climate crisis is not a joke, but it’s not too late to act. How can you help?
If you want to make a difference in your environment and combat global warming here are the top things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint.
- Eat less meat
The single most effective thing you can do to fight climate change is to stop eating meat. Just limiting your meat consumption can make a huge difference. Several studies showed that greenhouse gas emissions from the meat industry are an even bigger problem than fossil fuels.
Red meat is particularly to blame, consuming 11 times more water and producing 5 times more emissions than its poultry counterparts. You don’t have to go vegan but eating meat less frequently will significantly reduce your carbon footprint and eventually help the environment.
We know it’s not easy, so try start with baby-steps and have meet only once or twice a week and avoid eating beef.
- Top up your fitness
Cars are the cause of lots of climate-wrecking emissions. Plus, they also significantly increase air pollution.
Choose to walk, bike, or take public transport – leave the car at home, and you’ll not only help the environment, but you will save money and do more exercise daily. That’s what we call a win-win!
- Unplug Your Devices
It’s a fact that electronics suck energy when they’re plugged in, even if they’re powered down. So leaving them plugged when you are not using them is bad for the climate as well as your pocket.
- Eat local and organic
Whenever possible, try to eat local, in-season fruits and vegetables. Sticking to foods that are grown locally, in your own city or surrounding area, helps to reduce the carbon footprint created by shipping foods from abroad. And if you can go for the organic option – it’s not only better for the soil, but also for your health.
- Plant more trees
Trees are the warriors in the fight against global warming and we need more of them. Join a local green volunteering group that plants trees and other plants or that cleans up parks and forests from rubbish.
Matchateria as company supports reforestation, which means we’re in partnership with WeForest. Every time we ship a parcel we donate to WeForest and they plant a tree on your behalf!
If you want to contribute more and plant more trees, you can do that by adding a “Plant a tree” to your basket from our webshop and we will take care of the rest.