Now that Washington has declared that climate change is a non-issue, we, as people living on this beautiful planet, must each do our part to protect our home. And we need to not think just of ourselves, but for our children, grandchildren and future generations to come. Now, more than ever, we must all play an active role in protecting the earth by reducing climate change. You may be asking yourself “what can I do” to help our world? There are quite a few things you can do starting now to help. Get involved. Do your part and become a climate change activist!
5 Things You Can Start Doing Today to Reduce the Effects of Climate Change
- Eat more plant-based meals. Think hummus and avocado sandwiches or peanut butter in place of cold cuts. Swap meat for veggie burgers, grilled tofu, quinoa, beans, sorghum and sliced portobello mushrooms. A study published last April 2016 by the World Resources Institute showed that reducing heavy red meat consumption — primarily beef and lamb — would lead to a per capita food and land use-related greenhouse gas emissions reduction of between 15 and 35 percent by 2050. Going vegetarian or vegan could reduce those per capita emissions by half.
- Buy a water bottle and fill it up at home to quench your thirst throughout the day. Stop purchasing bottled water.
- Get solar power for electricity in your home.
- If you’re planning to purchase or lease a new car, seek out a hybrid or a electric car.
- Use reusable bags when you shop. Forgo the plastic.
What do you do to reduce climate change? Please let me know and I can share with my blog readers. Together we are stronger. Thank you.
Lisa Stollman, MA, RDN, CDE, CDN is an award-winning Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who is passionate about helping people transform their lives with optimal nutrition. She received the 2015 Outstanding Dietitian of The Year from the New York Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Lisa is an entrepreneur, food influencer, speaker, private practitioner, and writer. She consults with food startups and restaurants to help put health on the menu. Lisa is the author of the ebook The Trim Traveler: How to Eat Healthy and Stay Fit While Traveling Abroad (Nirvana Press 2014) and The Teen Eating Manifesto (Nirvana Press 2012). In her private practice she specializes in teen and adult weight management and diabetes. Lisa received her two degrees in Nutrition from New York University. She consults with clients in Huntington, New York, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and virtually. To find out more about Lisa or to book an appointment, please visit here.