The 2030 Agenda invites us to take better care of our planet and environment by managing its natural resources (both land and sea) responsibly and by acting on climate change.
To protect the planet, we also need to act on the way we produce and consume goods, food, energy, etc. If we can do this, we will have ensured that the planet is protected.
If we can do this, we will have ensured a healthy and resourceful planet for future generations!
Avoid waste. If you have any leftover water in your glass that you don’t drink or there are ice cubes left, don’t throw it away: water the plants with what’s left in the glasses.
Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth and soaping in the shower.
Repair domestic losses. A leaking faucet can waste more than 11,000 liters per year.
Never flush toxic chemicals such as paints, chemicals, or drugs down the toilet. They pollute lakes and rivers and cause problems for vegetation, sea life and humans.
Support organizations that supply water to distressed areas.
Use food scraps as compost for plants or for the garden.
Use your car less. Walk, ride your bike, use public transport or the shared car.
Take reusable bags with you to the supermarket.
Air dry your hair and clothes when you can.
Unplug unused TVs, computers, and other electronic devices.
Buy only what you need. Between 20% and 50% of the food we buy ends up in landfills.
Talk to your friends and family about possible ways to combat climate change and promote small daily actions.
Eat seasonal produce. They are better, they are cheaper and they do not harm the environment.
Never purchase products made from endangered or endangered species.
Recycle the paper you use and if possible do not use it if it is not needed.
When you go to the shops, or participate in the markets, you make choices that protect the environment and our planet.
Eat less meat. Meat production and distribution has a huge impact on greenhouse gas emissions.
Make compost yourself to feed plants and gardens. It supports biodiversity, enriches soils and reduces the need for chemical fertilizers.
Buy recycled products.
Learn about life on Earth by watching educational DVDs and documentaries.
Don’t keep clothes or other items you don’t use. Give them.
Also buy fruit that is overripe or bruised and use it for smoothies.
Eat local foods. It supports fair trade associations that support and promote activities committed to responsible consumption and ensure decent work.
Take short showers. Don’t fill the bathtub to the brim. Excessive use of water contributes to global water scarcity.
Drink tap water if it’s safe to drink.
Reduce your hot water consumption for washing. Water heating requires more energy.
Buy sustainable products such as electronics, toys, shampoos, or organic fish and plant products.
Eat sustainable local food (possibly not from industrial fishing).
Do not purchase jewelry and other items made from coral, turtle shells, or other marine animals.
Support organizations that protect the oceans
Use fewer plastic products, which often end up in the oceans and cause the death of marine animals.
Learn about what’s going on in the oceans by watching educational DVDs and documentaries.
Only use the dishwasher and washing machine when they are completely full
Engage in responsible sports and recreation such as boating, fishing, snorkeling, and kayaking, which do not pollute the water.