HOW TO RAISE AWARENESS TO HELP THE EARTH
The importance of raising awareness to celebrate World Earth Day.
The 22nd of April is World Earth Day. Only Water wants to highlight the importance of being aware of our actions to reduce our negative impact on the Earth.
The environment has a direct importance and effect on our daily lives: it provides us with the sustenance of food of plant and animal origin, oxygen, clean water, etc.
That is why we believe it is important to stop for a moment our chaotic pace of life to become aware of our actions, to ask ourselves if we are on the right track and what we can do to do our bit.
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Each individual contribution can generate collective actions and these actions bring about significant changes!
“Think globally, act locally”.David Brower
There are many ways in which we can contribute and be useful on this day. For example, being more conscious about the items we buy, increasing the use of public transport, reducing energy consumption, etc.
So here are some guidelines so that you too can start to make your life more sustainable and environmentally friendly.
1. Increase the use of sustainable packaging:
Reduce the use of plastic and opt for more sustainable and environmentally friendly packaging.
For example, packaging made from cardboard has a lower climate impact than alternative and more common packaging materials such as plastic, glass and even metal, as it is mostly made from cardboard from responsibly managed forests and plant-based polyethylene.
2. Practice the law of the three ‘R’s: reduce, reuse and recycle:
Each of us generates around 467 kg of waste every year, according to the latest study of environmental indicators by the Ministry for Ecological Transition.
For our part, we need to raise awareness and make use of sustainable alternatives that generate less waste, such as: reuse.
3. Avoid wasting food:
Spain is the seventh country in the European Union that wastes the most food, with 7.7 million tonnes per year, equivalent to 179 kilograms per person, according to data from the Ministry of Agriculture (MAGRAMA).
We need to be aware that food waste is a very precious resource, and it is necessary to adopt measures that promote intelligent use in food management. In this way, waste can be avoided as far as possible.
Small gestures such as shopping responsibly, planning menus, storing food correctly in the fridge or making use of anti-food waste apps are some of the measures you can start to take.
Now that we are a little more aware of the problems that surround us, we can make decisions accordingly to move towards responsible consumption and use.