|** this post is NOT sponsored. Kate, Nataly and I have volunteered our time for WWF|
Now in its 11th year, WWF’s Earth Hour is a global movement calling for international action in tackling climate change and wildlife loss. The event itself acts, in a way, as a moment
of silence for the planet by shutting the lights off for an hour on March 24th at 8PM G.M.T. This year that call to action will be enhanced as WWF asks each of us as individuals to publically make promises to the planet.
The idea is, that you and yours choose something that fits in your lifestyle, and edit your habits, purchases or actions for the greener good by taking on what you feel you can commit to. Whether that is switching to green energy, eating less meat, ditching plastic bags, or buying a reusable coffee cup, it might seem like each move is a small switch, but that switch is made significant when we team up as a species and start shifting our culture through these promises towards conscious actions and habits.
Below are my 7 selects and beneath them are links to both Kate and Nataly’s. Be sure to share your promise to the planet along with the hashtags #EarthHour / #PromiseForThePlanet and tagging @WWF when you do.
⟠ HOW TO INSTALL THE BROWSER? ⟠
Ecosia is one of the easiest sustainable switches to make, all you have to do is change your search engine by clicking THIS LINK and press the ‘add to (browser)’ button and then get on with your day in the usual way. Sometimes it doesn’t come up with as good results as Google, but 90% of the time it’s good and you know you’re doing good while you’re at it!
⟠ HOW TO GO ZERO WASTE? ⟠
2. Replace your daily disposable water bottles with a reusable KLEAN KANTEEN
6. Replace your disposable tampons and pads with a reusable PADS / MOON CUP / SEA SPONGE
7. Replace disposable cutlery with a reusable SPORK
9. Replace plastic bags with reusable TOTE BAGS
14. Replace your disposable sponge with a REUSABLE SPONGE
⟠ HOW TO GO PALM-OIL FREE? ⟠
Though it is an imperfect system, as we can never really right the wrongs caused by our actions, the idea of a carbon tax is the ‘polluter pays principle‘ which was incorporated into international law at the 1992 Rio Summit, but not really put into effect. It’s like the tax on cigarettes, in which those who smoke are charged a higher tax to encourage a drop in consumption and cover the associated costs caused by the negative side effects on people and society.
⟠ HOW TO PAY YOUR CARBON TAXES? ⟠
⟠ HOW TO DONATE TO ECO WARRIORS? ⟠
⟠ HOW TO CUT FAST FASHION OFF? ⟠
⟠ HOW TO WASTE LESS POWER? ⟠