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But don't you think that it is totally adapted to our own movement in the adoption of ecological behavior? And this, both on an individual and collective level?
As in all areas, many subjects around us are presented as guilt-inducing, frightening and apocalyptic.
We do not like these strategies and much prefer those that lead to individual and common responsibility. It’s true that our environment is not doing well! It is also true that individually and collectively, we can do our part. So, let's act!
If you could choose one of the following 4 aspects today, the earth would be better off. For us, the priorities as individuals are:
There is a lot of talk about it in the media these days. Plastic is not only ubiquitous and the main material used in excess packaging, but it takes between 500 and 1000 years to decompose. It is therefore not a subject to favor! For different plastic reduction tips and tricks click here
Here obviously individual transport in a car is targeted. Obviously, the fact of using it alone means that all its use can be attributed to us in terms of ecological impact. To reduce the latter, we will promote active transportation (cycling and walking), public transportation or even carpooling.
Consumption of red meat
This is often neglected by the general population and criticized by environmentalists. The impact of cattle farming is grandiose and if you eat it on a regular basis, it's probably your biggest negative impact on the environment. We wrote an article on milk-based textiles which clearly describes the impact of cattle farming.
The pollution from the clothing industry is grandiose . We also rarely talk about this. The most commonly used textiles today are traditional cotton andpolyester . Two fabrics that should be avoided to reduce our ecological impact. Then comes the sale of low quality clothing that is considered disposable. Our landfills are therefore filled with clothes. Buy less and buy better should be the watchword here.
By choosing to improve your ecological habits in one of the 4 elements mentioned above, it is clear that you are giving a better chance to our only living environment, to our future generations.
We have set up a discussion group on Facebook where the sharing of tips and tricks is frequent and motivating. Join us!
We have also put together a list of ecological habits that can help you both recognize what you are doing well and propel you towards new, healthier behaviors at your own pace. Click here to get it
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