Things to do about Climate Change

Digital Illustration

Illustrated alphabet about little things we can do to help the environment. This alphabet is my participation on 2020's 36DaysofType edition.

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 2020

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A is for Afforestation, you can support afforestation projects like tree-nation.com/

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B is for Biodegradable products. Biodegradable plastics help solve the problem of plastic waste and is a clean energy source.

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C is for Cycle more. Whenever you have the chance, take the bike to go places, even work. Let's try to avoid the car use.

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D is for Demonstrate. Demonstrations are a useful way to join our voices and put the issues we care about, such as the climate emergency, on the centre of the political agenda. Speak up your voice!

E is for Energy saving. So many little things we can change on our daily basis, like hand drying the dishes, not using the washing machine until it's full or putting your computes or sleep mode instead of screen-saver mode.

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F is for Fly less, avoid flying if you can travel by train or bus. The most effective way to reduce your carbon footprint is to fly less often. If everyone took fewer flights, airline companies wouldn’t burn as much jet fuel.

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G is for Greta Thunberg. Greta became a leading face of a movement that has inspired millions of other children in at least 100 countries to argue passionately for action against climate change. She was TIME's 2019 Person of the Year.
Source: nytimes.com

H is for Hang dry your clothes. Save money and energy, reduce emissions, help fight climate change and make your clothes smell great!

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I is for Insects based meals. Edible insects have been hailed as a solution to both global food shortages and reducing emissions from animal agriculture
Source: The Guardian

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J is for Jars. Take your own jars and tuppers when bulk shopping, this way you will reduce plastic consume by far.

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K is for Knowledge, share it with the little ones, and talk about it with your friends and family. We should all be aware about our Planet's situation.

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L is for Local shopping. By doing so, you're supporting local businesses and contributing to the economy in the area, among many other things.

M is for More Meatless Meals. Reducing our meat intake is crucial to avoiding climate breakdown, since food production accounts for about a quarter of all human-related greenhouse gas emissions, and is predicted to rise.

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N is for Non-toxic products. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, air quality inside many homes can be two to five times more polluted than the air just outside our homes.  Traditional household cleaners play a huge factor.
Source: The Art of Simple

O is for Save the Ocean. Taking the Ocean into account is critical for successfully addressing Climate Change, and addressing Climate Change is critical for the future of the Ocean.
Source: Ocean Conservancy

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P is for Protect the forest and its wildlife. Ending deforestation is our best chance to conserve wildlife while defending the rights of forest communities, and it’s also one of the quickest and most cost effective ways to slow the effects of climate change.
Source: Greenpeace

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Q is for Quality over Quantity. Consumers have huge environmental impact, what we buy makes a big difference. 

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R is for Re-use, Re-duce, Re-cycle. These three actions are focused on reducing waste, whether through the conservation of raw materials and energy, or the reuse and recycling of products. Although Greenpeace 6 more R's to the list!
Source: Greenpeace

S is for Shop Second hand and Sustainable fashion. Research by WRAP found that by extending the average life of clothes by just three months per item, from 2 years and 2 months to 2 years and 5 months, would lead to a 5–10% reduction in each of the carbon, water and waste footprints. It keeps clothes out of landfill, and prevents the production of new clothing items.
Source: Medium

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T is for Think Tank, catch the rain water in a tank and use it later for gardening, to fill the pool, for doing laundry, etc. That way you save water and money.
Source: Curbed

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U is for Unplug. Save energy and money. Unplug the appliences that could be hiking up your electricity bill.
Source: Curbed 

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V is for Vote. Voting gives the power to the people. Use yours to support parties that promote measures to fight the climate emergency.

W is for Walk places. Avoid driving a car or taking taxi if you can walk places. You're helping the environment and it's good for your health too. 

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X is for Xeriscape your yard. Huge lawns use a lot of water to maintain, so consider adding drought-tolerant plants in order to reduce your water consumption by 50 to 75 percent.
Source: Curbed

Y is for You, the real change starts with YOU. Do something today, even if it's small. 

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Z is for Zero-waste. If you get creative you can give anything a second life. 

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Thanks for watching the whole project :)

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