Hello and welcome to Let's Be Eco. My name is Leona and this is a website all about being eco and staying green. Being eco is important because of climate change and everything that's happening right now and we need to protect the planet. If nobody else is going to do something, then, we must. We must stand up. For we are the eco-warriors. But, remember, violence is never the answer. I hope you enjoy!
Climate Change, also known as global warming, is a big part of the world being less eco-friendly. Climate change is a big threat to the planet and everything on it. If we want to stop global warming current data suggest that we need to reduce greenhouse-gas levels in developed countries by at least 80% by 2050 to have a chance of staying below an average temperature rise of over 2C. Factory farming is a major contributor to climate change, as it is releasing a lot of greenhouse gases. Below is a news report about why Climate Change is happening and about what is happening to our planet.
Please, remember this news report is not real, but the facts and scientists in it are. It was made with StickBots and made by Leona. Thank you and enjoy!
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Deforestation is a very devastating event which happens when groups of people cut down parts of a forest. Deforestation is bad for all the animals which live in the forest since, they have nowhere to live as their homes have been cut down. Deforestation is one of the big parts of climate change. Luckily, nowadays unchecked deforestation is illegal, but, still some checked, authorised deforestation is allowed.
These 2 things are only the start of things happening to our planet. Rememeber, nothing will ever be 'done'. Things like climate change will always come back. But, you can stop them from getting too bad. Below is a list of things you can do to keep the world eco.
What can we do?
Turn off your electricals
This is one of the simplest things on the list. Simply, once your one using an electrical appliance, turn it off.
Buy eco-friendly technology
Want to go further than simply turning it off? Make sure technology is eco before buying it!
Eat less meat
Being careful with what you are eating is at the heart of being eco-friendlier and cutting down on the amount of meat you eat can have a huge impact. Not having red meat - even if it is just for couple of days a week can have quite a significant impact.
Do not waste food
Waste not, want not. Did you know that 7.3 million tonnes of food is wasted in the UK every year? This is not just a huge waste of food and money, it adds to the amount of carbon dioxide being created in landfills.
If you have let your food go that little bit too far past its best by date then, you need to compost it rather than putting it in the bin.
Recycle everything you can
Chances are that if you are thinking about taking on a eco-friendlier lifestyle then you will already be recycling. But could you improve the amount of things you recycle? You can recycle almost everything, from batteries to paper to cars. Before you throw it away, take a minute to find out if you could recycle it instead.
Try to us less plastic
Giving plastic up is not as difficult as you might think – bring a canvas or paper bag with you when you go shopping and buy your fruit and veg loose.
Have your food shop delivered
Home delivery is like the public transport of groceries. Instead of having 20 cars make their way to the supermarket – one van drives around delivering to everyone in the area. Also, it means you’re less likely to buy lots of things which can help to reduce any waste food.
Fix it, do not throw it
Repairing or fixing something is more environmentally friendly than simply throwing things away, although the alternative may seem easier and cheaper sometimes. The internet gives you access to the tools and information you need to fix practically anything, and if you still cannot fix it then why not try and turn it into something else?
Use eco-friendly cleaning products
A lot of cleaning products have a lot of harmful chemicals in them that are not environmentally friendly to create or to throw away. Green cleaning products use more natural and organic methods of cleaning which are far less harmful.
Do not drive if you do not have to
If you can make the journey by foot, bike or public transport, then do it. Driving, unless you are in an electric car or van, isn’t very eco-friendly. When you do have to drive, make sure that you get the most out of your car or van by keeping the speed down, and making sure the tyres are properly inflated and that the engine is running smoothly.
From clothes to food, the closer to home these products are made and bought, the less carbon is created with their transportation which can have quite a significant impact.
Don't fly too much
Flying is one of the most environmentally damaging things you can do. Just flying from Bristol to Edinburgh produces 0.15 metric tons of carbon. Why not explore a bit closer to home? Camping, hiking and cycling are all great things to do in the UK and are extremely low carbon.
Grow your own food
Growing your own veg is not just a good way to save money, it’s also a great way to be eco-friendly and give your home some extra charm.
Plant some trees
If you simply plant some trees it can help protect the environment and improve the air quality.
I hope my website gave you some ideas and I hope you enjoyed it. Below is a list of the websites I used to create this webpage. I hope you liked it, Leona.