After attending the Climate Strike in Cape Town I realised just how many people are passionately advocating climate justice, the community is growing exponentially! @GretaThunberg has started a truly inspirational movement.
However, it was frustrating to see so many young people eager to get involved but relying on politicians to enact the change that will reduce human effects (industry) on climate change. When I was 14, I was desperate for a quick fix solution to climate change (perhaps a millennial ‘instant gratification’ trait of mine). However there are so many things that we can do at home without going to protests and becoming militant environmentalists – everyone has their niche in the world and we need more people doing ‘normal jobs’ that choose to live in a way that is sustainable. When this happens, we will have undergone a human consciousness shift where empathy is no longer extinguished by greedy extravagance.
The biggest and most effective change you can make right now to help mitigate against the effects of climate change is to significantly reduce your meat consumption. The meat industry uses more food (agriculture) than it produces – this is an epic resource efficiency fail!
Animals Australia has created a great video about the critical point we have reached in human history. They explain that our choices no longer have just a local impact but that their effects are felt globally.
Would you like to know more about how to cook vegan and how to do it healthily? What about Zero-Waste living? Let me know in the comments below.
Cheers, Olivia X