There are ways to enjoy life to the fullest while also protecting our planet. Globe celebrates Earth Day this month with new lifestyle pledges to save the place we all live in: our planet Earth.
Eat greens and cut down on meat
Eating greens has healthy benefits like glowing skin; good digestion to help remove toxins; and maintain a strong heart, an alert mind, and a happy disposition. This also lessens your carbon footprint through consuming non-processed foods.
Eating greens is said to be the most effective way to reduce carbon footprint. A study conducted in 2018 by Oxford researchers Poore and Nemecek claimed that meat and dairy production use the vast majority (83%) of farmland and produces 60% of agriculture’s greenhouse gas emissions such as carbon dioxide, nitrous oxides, and methane globally. By cutting out meat and dairy consumption, global farmland use could be reduced by more than 75% – an area equivalent to the USA, China, European Union, and Australia combined!
This call for a “flexidiet” can also help address other environmental problems such as overfishing. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the number of overfished stocks globally has tripled in half a century. Harmful effects of overfishing goes beyond the state of marine life as billions of people depend on fishing for protein consumption and livelihood.
Ditch your car – bike or walk instead
Have you tried taking a leisurely walk along the beach or even just inside your village or town to go to the market or park? Or if possible, ride your bike going to work? Doing so will definitely do wonders to your health, specifically in improving your cardiovascular system. It’s free, easy, and you get to enjoy and keep Mother Nature’s fresh air clean.
Conserve & save water
Dry season or not, we should all learn to conserve water. Teach yourself and other members of the household to practice saving water. For instance, when washing dishes or taking a shower, turn off the tap if not yet needed or use a pail of water when washing your car. What you save by using water more intelligently may not be much, but a little goes a long way.
Say no to single-use plastic
The irresponsible use and discarding of single-use plastic products (which take centuries to decompose) affect Earth’s rich marine life. Improper disposal of single-use plastic products clog natural waterways and increase instances of deadly floods.
Start by having reusable containers handy (e.g. drinking bottles or water containers) when you jog, walk or when you’re working; recyclable bags for your shopping, or using metal (or bamboo) drinking straws or utensils when you dine out. It’s a small gesture but it helps big time in lessening the use of single-use plastic materials.
Support a local organization
Protect the environment by supporting a local organization like Hineleban Foundation, which Globe engaged in a 5-year partnership with for its rainforestation advocacy. This non-stock, non-profit group based in Bukidnon is focused on the rainforestation of the mountains of Mindanao, home to the country’s last watersheds inhabited by Indigenous People (IP’s) and Bangsamoro communities.
Watch Our Planet and be inspired
Celebrate Earth Day and start that new lifestyle pledge to save the one place we live in. You can also catch the latest Netflix Original series “Our Planet” with your Globe subscription to learn about the natural wonders found in the place we call home.
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