Tips for Climate Protection in Your Everyday Life

The news of global natural disasters and extreme weather events, which scientists have been warning about for years, is becoming more frequent. Climate change is advancing at a rapid pace and climate protection is becoming increasingly important. But what exactly does climate protection mean, and what can we all do to fight climate change?

Climate protection simply means that people are working to ensure that the climate does not change so much and so quickly and that, in the best case, global warming is stopped. The aim is not only to prevent greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere, but also to protect biodiversity.

With so much complexity, many people think that their small contribution will have little effect anyway and that implementing a sustainable lifestyle is difficult. But you can easily make your everyday life more climate-friendly. With this article, we want to give you a few tips.

Tip 1

Use eco-friendly transportation more often, like public transportation or your bike. Especially for short-haul flights, you should ask yourself whether the train could be a good alternative. Additionally, you can also carpool or use car-sharing to save unnecessary CO2 emissions.

Tip 2

This tip is all about electricity. Did you know that LED lights, for example, consume up to 90 % less energy than normal lights and that power strips with an on-off switch save a lot of energy, too, when you turn them off? Therefore, it is worth switching to more eco-friendly alternatives, which  will not only be good for your wallet, but also for the climate.

Tip 3

A very simple and yet very crucial tip is directed at your purchasing decisions. It makes sense to think twice before making a purchase – think about if you really need this t-shirt or that cell phone. Maybe you can find used items that are in a good condition? On various online platforms you can easily search for secondhand-products and even lend or sell your own if you don’t need them anymore.

Tip 4

Make sure you buy climate-friendly fruits and vegetables. At BE CLIMATE, we are committed to keeping the CO2 footprint of our products as small as possible. Feel free to check out our reduction and climate protection projects, where you can find out how we as a company are working towards a more sustainable future.

Tip 5

Another simple tip to help save the environment: Simply take cloth bags with you on your next weekly shopping trip. That way you don’t have to buy extra plastic bags at the supermarket. The cloth bags are also great for buying bread rolls at the bakery. In addition, you can get yourself a so-called freshness net, in which you can pack your fruits and vegetables and store them.

Tip 6

With conscious water consumption, you can save a lot of water at home and therefore protect the environment. Maybe you prefer to take a shower instead of a full bath, or you don’t leave the faucet running when you brush your teeth but turn it off tightly instead. It’s the small daily things that have a big impact in the long term.

Tip 7

This tip is directed at your diet because you can make a significant contribution to a more sustainable world with it. Did you know that a plant-based diet produces significantly less CO2 emissions than a mixed diet? Give it a try – for yourself and for the climate. You don’t have to go completely vegan right away. A few savings here and there can have a lasting impact. 

We hope that our little tips will make it easier for you to make your everyday life more climate-friendly. Feel free to tell us about your own experiences and share your everyday tips with us.