HOW TO CONTRIBUTE?
Each one of us can contribute to change realities.
GESTURES THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Our day-to-day is filled with choices that can influence the future of our planet. We can and should adopt a more conscious and responsible posture, breaking the negative cycle and fighting for a more sustainable horizon.
- Discard straws and other disposables such as coffee stirrerś or cups and bottles of water. Opt for a durable bottle that fills in drinking fountains or cafes and carry cutlery with you.
- Choose cloth bags and always use them, whether to carry groceries or to weigh fruit and vegetables.
- Prefer to sell in bulk to avoid packaging.
- Do not print anything. If you really have to, use both sides of the sheet.
- When you cannot reuse the paper anymore, put it in the paper bin.
- Do not use paper cups for coffee. As they have an almost invisible plastic liner they cannot be recycled.
- Do not wrap gifts or reuse the same paper on several occasions. Most wrapping paper, because it contains plastic and foil, among others, cannot be recycled.
- Do not leave any electronic device with the red light on
- After charging your electronics, unplug it; otherwise, it will continue to consume electricity.
- Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth. An open tap represents a waste of six liters of water per minute.
- Take a quick shower and turn off the tap whenever you soap or wash your head.
- While the bath water warms up, put a bucket under the tap. Then use it to dump the toilet or water the plants.
- If you do not have a double flush toilet, use one and a half liter bottles to take up space in the tank, which will draw less water.
- Reduce the amount of meat you eat by switching to a greener, vegetable-based diet.
- Buy local, fresh and seasonal produce, preferably in the traditional trade.
- Do not buy more than you need or cook large quantities to avoid food waste.
- Avoid processed and packaged products.
- If possible consume organic products.
- Choose fiber-free clothing such as polyesters. When washed, this type of large microplastic parts that end up at sea and pose a huge environmental problem. To avoid this, buy a bag to protect synthetic clothing at the time of washing.
- Fill the machine drum well, set the temperature as low as possible and do not use a tumble dryer.
- Next time you go shopping, ask yourself if you really need another piece at home. If so, check out a second hand clothing store or fair.
- Reuse clothing you no longer want by turning it into other garments, giving it to those who need it most, or recycling it.
- Whenever you can, stop the car and go on foot or by bike.
- If the route is long for walking or cycling, then consider public transport, which is more effective because it uses less energy per person.
- If the car is unavoidable, at least do not accelerate, turn on the air conditioner only when you go at top speed, and remove the junk inside.
- Next time you are at the elevator door, take the stairs. And convince others to come with you.
- So that you don’t get into something unnecessary, don’t compulsively accept everything that comes your way, even if it’s free.
- Think about what you really need to reduce your consumption.
- Don’t throw in the trash you think you no longer want – give it to anyone who might be helpful.
- Give a long life to everything you can’t refuse or reduce by choosing environmentally conscious articles.
- It is important to know how to recycle by putting the unavoidable waste in the correct bin. To take up less space spread them out as much as possible and in the case of paper undo the boxes and cut them into smaller pieces.
- Stop using shampoos in bottle softeners: each time they run out, it’s another plastic residue that accumulates in the trash. Switch to solid version without packaging.
- Use eco-friendly deodorants, from alum stone to unpackaged deodorants or compostable cardboard tubes.
- Replace plastic brushes with bamboo brushes, traditional toothpastes for solid ones and cotton swabs for their eco-friendly versions (cotton, bamboo, wood).