Start with yourself: Look at your diet and lifestyle to see where you can lower your environmental footprint.

By Igor Pershin, Less Meat Less Heat

  • Start with yourself: Look at your diet and lifestyle to see where you can lower your environmental footprint.

  • Consider scale: Do the research or check out organisations that have done the research like ‘Less Meat Less Heat’ to learn which diet and lifestyle changes will have the biggest positive impact on the environment. For example, in Australia, eating one burger would use up the same amount of water as a month of daily showers.

  • The buck doesn't stop with you: Get your family and friends involved in a fun and engaging way (don't be too preachy!).

  • Go beyond your community: Call on your local, state and federal politicians to take climate change seriously in their decision-making. Get your friends and family to get engaged politically as well.

  • Reconnect with your natural environment: Being disconnected to nature, as we tend to be living in cities, is actually bad for your physical and psychological health. Get out of the city as often as you can to a national park (or even a park during your lunch break) and reconnect.

  • Remind yourself of what trees do for us: Take a minute next time you walk past a tree to show it some gratitude for literally keeping us alive. Every breath you take in was created by trees and other plants when they recycle the carbon-dioxide you exhale. The connection is real but how quickly we forget.

  • Work out what the issue that you are most passionate about is: Find a local group campaigning on it and get involved in whichever way you can and that also appeals to you/fits your skills and experience. Alone we can do little but when we collaborate towards a meaningful goal we are passionate about we can literally move (or save) mountains!

Watch the film for World Meat Free Week here.

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