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While climate change has gained mainstream traction, research suggests it remains a partisan issue.
Individual responsibility isn’t a silver bullet, but it can help strengthen the environmental movement.
If you’re interested in adopting more eco-friendly habits, you can browse 32 ideas below.
Climate change has entered the mainstream conversation. Up 44% from 2009, six out of 10 Americans said in a survey that global climate change is a major threat to the country. In 2019, Time’s Person of the Year was then 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, the internationally known environmental activist.
But while more Americans say protecting the environment and dealing with global climate change should be top priorities for the president and Congress — and a majority of them already see at least some local effects of climate change — it remains a deeply partisan issue, meaning grassroots efforts and individual actions take on heightened importance.
And it’s surprisingly simple to make positive changes to your lifestyle just by figuring out where to start. Instead of using a K-Cup, swap it for a reusable coffee filter. Out of laundry detergent? Try one with better ingredients. You don’t have to subsist on whatever your backyard garden grows to make a difference or feel guilty that your trash doesn’t fit in a mason jar. Try to shop local when possible, only buy what you need, bike or walk or use public transportation when able, fix what you own before replacing it, and eat less meat. While individual responsibility isn’t a silver bullet and isn’t effective when it distracts people from the outsized impact of corporate and political responsibility, it can help expand and strengthen the political movement for environmentalist practices.
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Even if you just make one change rather than turning your entire household eco-friendly overnight, you’re working to build better habits in your corner of the world.
If you want to replace everyday essentials with eco-friendly alternatives without any inconvenience, check out the 32 below:
Swimwear made from recycled materials
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Source:: Business Insider