Climate change undoubtedly affects everyone, big or small. Every day, people find themselves troubled by the impact of global warming. As the climate change phenomena become more intense every year, governments, industries, and private organizations urge the public to protect the world and its environment.
Yet, saving the world isn’t easy, especially for those who live simple lives. But that’s not true. Everyone can contribute to the effort against climate change, and it could start with initiatives that stem from the home.
Here are some ways that people can take a step against the impact of climate change.
Adapt sustainable practices
Experts claim that the energy industry plays a significant role in global warming. Since every home in the Philippines requires energy to function efficiently, they can start by choosing products that offer energy-saving options.
Most stores carry energy-saving fixtures that can still provide the service it promises without consuming too much electricity.
Sustainable practices also extend to appliances. Several companies and the local market highlight devices, gadgets, and electronics that don’t require a lot of energy to function well. Not only does this save the homeowner some costs for their bill, but it also allows them to participate in the effort against climate change.
On the other hand, since the Philippines is a tropical climate with hot summers and cold rainy seasons, Filipinos need to learn how to manage the use of their air conditioners or electric fans to lessen their energy consumption.
Furthermore, practicing sustainability at home can come from following the 3Rs: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. It aims to teach people how to lessen waste by consuming fewer resources from their daily activities.
Use public transportation
Combatting climate change can also extend outside the comfort of one’s home. Traffic in the Philippines is notorious because of the congestion on the streets. Schools often teach people that carbon emissions from gas-powered vehicles add to the greenhouse gases that intensify global warming.
As a response, several automobile companies released electric vehicles to the market. It aims to lessen the public’s dependence on fossil fuels and decrease carbon emissions that go into the atmosphere.
Despite the popularity and growing interest in electric vehicles in the Philippines, the public has yet to adopt a more widespread acceptance of the innovation. Nonetheless, it’s getting there.
On the other hand, the government and other organizations have encouraged Filipinos to use public transportation when traveling. Meanwhile, thanks to innovative minds, the public now sees electric counterparts of jeepneys, tricycles, and buses on the streets, giving them a greener option for commuting.
In the meantime, those who prefer to go at their own pace can travel via biking. It also promotes a healthy lifestyle, allowing people to boost their health and the preserve the environment.
An act against climate change doesn’t have to be grand, like how governments and private organizations do them. Small steps, especially from everyone, can make a relevant difference. After all, everyone knows that a collaborative effort matters the most in the battle against the impact of climate change.