With the Covid-19 crisis and the emergence of new environmentalist figures, including the young Greta Thunberg, people have realized the importance of living in a sustainable world. To transform the Earth into a healthier environment, every citizen is called upon to fulfill their part of the contract. There are many actions that everyone can take today to ensure a better protection of the environment and live in a world where the word chaos is replaced by the concept of harmony. Here are some good and sustainable habits.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: MEAT, PLASTIC AND LOCAL MARKET
Reducing meat consumption can contribute to greater sustainability. Several scientific studies state that eating too much meat is bad for the body. Starting to prefer fruits, vegetables and legumes not only makes a valuable contribution to the planet, but also has many health benefits.
While becoming vegetarian or vegan is not for everyone, avoiding plastic is for everyone. In recent months, national governments have committed to this path, but it is up to each citizen to embark on a virtuous path that accelerates the process of saying goodbye to plastic. An alternative to plastic bottles? A metal water bottle.
For the protection of the environment, another important aspect always linked to food, is to support the local market, even better if the purchase is made directly at the producer’s farm.
MOBILITY, INTELLIGENT WORKING AND FLEXIBILITY FOR A BETTER ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
The use of alternative means of transportation is part of the list of actions to take to live in a healthier environment. Those who have the possibility to do so can start, for example, by cycling or even walking to work. The same goes for errands that are part of the daily routine, such as shopping at the supermarket or going to the post office to pay a bill. Still on the subject of alternative mobility, the invitation is to use more and more often the forms of sharing that have emerged in recent years, notably carpooling and bike sharing.
The coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent restrictive measures taken by national governments have given rise to smart working, the concept of agile working, which had been somewhat lost over the years after an initial success with companies themselves. Working remotely means reducing both traffic and polluting emissions.
A similar argument can be made for flexible working hours, which would allow workers to avoid travel at critical times of the day.