Guide to saving the planet

Hey you! take a moment to make some changes.

Everything is gonna be ok – ok? Here’s a shoulder to lean on. But, change isn’t made overnight.

Although many changes need to come from higher powers, like cooperation between and among world leaders, international organizations and governments at the macro-level, all of us can contribute greatly too. Never underestimate the power of simple actions and collective act.

Don’t know where to start?

Don’t worry, we’re here to guide you on how YOU can make a change. Start from your couch, then level up to taking action from your home and neighborhood, then from school or work.

Level 1: Sofa superstar

  • Listen to our changemakers and take action
  • Plug out electric appliances when not use
  • Turn off the lights
  • Switch to paying bills online to reduce paper mail
  • Calculate carbon footprint online
  • Share posts about i.e climate action, women’s rights and spread the word
  • Report online bullies

Level 2: Household hero

  • Air dry hair and clothes. Make sure the dryer is full when using it
  • Take short showers
  • Eat less meat, poultry and fish
  • Freeze leftovers instead of throwing them away
  • Compost
  • Recycle paper, plastic, glass & aluminium - keep the landfills from growing
  • Use energy efficient appliances. Did you know some refrigerators require less electricity than a light bulb?

Level 3: Neighborhood buddy

  • Shop local
  • Shop smart - plan meals, use shopping lists and avoid impulse buys
  • Shop vintage
  • Buy funny fruit that aren’t the normal shape, sometimes they get thrown out
  • Ask the restaurant where the seafood comes from and if it is sustainable
  • Use apps to check if the products you buy are sustainable
  • Bike, walk or use public transportation
  • Use refillable coffee cups
  • Bring your own bag when shopping
  • Donate what you don’t need to charity
  • Use your voting rights to elect the leaders in your country and local community that you believe in

Level 4: FROM 9 TO 5

  • Find out what your rights are, does everyone have access to healthcare at work or school?
  • Mentor young people
  • Voice your support for equal pay for equal work
  • Ask questions about your workplace's use of energy efficient heating and cooling technology
  • Raise your voice against any form of discrimination
  • Bike, walk or use public transportation
  • Encourage your workplace or school to recycle, reduce waste and buy from ecological practices.
  • Live as you learn, if you have a fruit or snack that you don’t want, don’t throw it out. Give it away to someone who needs and is asking for help.
  • Stay informed. Read about students activism in other countries to become inspired. Spread the word.

Source: UN The Lazy Person's Guide To Save The World