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Take Back Control: A Sustainable Future
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
People from all across the world came together over the past two weeks to make their voices heard on climate change, yet it seems the world leaders are still failing to listen and take the necessary action.
It is clear we need to take back control and make significant changes to our lifestyles in order to ensure a sustainable future.
Here are 4 things you can actively do to help preserve the future of our planet:
Make Your Vote Count
Deciding who to vote for can seem like an overwhelming decision when we’re constantly being bombarded with different statistics and promises, however, it is vital we use our vote to make our voices heard.
Voting for legislation and politicians that are actively trying to combat climate change is one of the best ways to create change; click here to find out which Australian MPs have signed the Climate Emergency Declaration statement.
You can also call or email your local MP to back strong policies that support renewable energy solutions and query their position on climate change.
We are very passionate about this one, we take our role in the renewable industry seriously and believe we have a responsibility to educate others on the importance of renewables.
While there are a number of renewable energy sources to choose from, solar energy is the most popular and easily attainable source of renewable energy. Not only do solar panels create clean energy from the sun, helping to cut down on harmful gases, they also improve public health by reducing air and water pollution.
The cost of solar is dropping every day, making it the best choice you can make both environmentally and financially.
As a company we specialise in large commercial solar systems for businesses, which can benefit greatly from solar energy as they operate during daylight hours. You can also find reputable solar installers on the Clean Energy Council for household installs.
Make Your Commute Green
Millions of people drive to work everyday, and while this is unavoidable for many due to a lack of public transport options, there are always ways to make your journey more eco-friendly.
Vehicles emit a large amount of greenhouse gases and are one of the biggest contributors to climate change. Taking public transport, even if it is just for part of the journey, or riding a bike to work is an easy way to significantly reduce your emissions.
Reduce or Cut Out Your Meat Intake
The amount of people cutting out meat and dairy from their diet is rapidly increasing around the world as more people become aware of the environmental impacts. It is still not quick enough, however, to combat the accelerating effects of climate change.
According to the most comprehensive analysis yet of the food system’s impact on the environment, beef consumption needs to fall by 90% in the western world and be replaced by five times more beans and pulses.
As the population continues to rise, reducing your meat and dairy intake, particularly beef, is one of the most significant changes you can make to help create a sustainable future.