How can us as individuals help stop climate change from occurring?
Climate change is occurring and we can’t ignore it, and believe it or not there is ways to help prevent climate change from happening. The first solution that we can contribute to as individuals is being more energy efficient. You can do this by turning off your lights when you don’t need them on. Also, make sure you change your lights to LEDs or compact fluorescents. Another way to be more energy efficient is if you unplug your phones, computers, Tv’s, and other electronic devices when you aren’t using them. Washing your clothes with warm or cold water instead of hot water will also help save a lot of energy as well. Also, if you can, try hang drying as much as possible. Dryers are big energy drainers, so hanging your clothes will really benefit you being energy efficient. Something else that will help you be more energy efficient is looking for the Energy Star label when your looking to buy appliances.
Another major way to help prevent climate change from occurring is eating wisely. You can do this many ways. The first step to eating wisely is buying organic and locally grown foods. If you can’t buy everything organic, try to at least buy most of your grocery list in the organic section. If you can, try to grow your own fruits and vegetables in your garden. Try avoiding processed foods as much as you can. Eating low on the food chain also helps because 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions come from meat and dairy manufacturing.
Something else that us as individuals can contribute to is trimming your waste. When garbage gets buried in landfills, it produces methane. Methane is a type of greenhouse gas. To reduce greenhouse gases into the air, you can start to do something that makes a difference for all of us. Make sure to keep stuff out of landfills. All you must do is simply start composting kitchen scraps and garden trimmings. Start recycling paper, plastic, metal, and glass if you aren’t already doing so.
If we all take responsibility and action towards climate change using these solutions, we can help save the world from climate change.
Cites: “Top 10 Ways You Can Stop Climate Change.” David Suzuki Foundation, http://www.davidsuzuki.org/what-you-can-do/top-10-ways-you-can-stop-climate-change/.
1. What questions did you need to research to search your topic?
I found all my research for my topic using one source, and the question I searched was how to prevent climate change from happening as individuals?
2. What new or familiar digital tools did you try to use as you worked through this project?
The familiar digital tools that I used to work through this project was Google, Destiny, and Ebsco.
3. What was the process you used to investigate the topic?
The process I used to investigate my topic was the 4 a’s. Ask, acquire, analyze, asses.
4. How did you verify and cite the information you found?
The way I verified my information was to check if my source was credible. I searched up the name of the man that this website was created by and found that it was a credible source. I cited this information by using Easy bib, which I haven’t used before.
5. How did the process of completing this challenge go? What could you have done better?
I think that the process of completing this challenge went well because I found out about a lot of new sources that I can get credible information from when I’m researching. Something I could have done better on is using more sources.