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How can you lead a more sustainable life in the face of climate change?

The blog I’ve been putting together will have 5 sections of posts: Food, Waste, Clothing, Energy, and Earth Appreciation. Below, you will find information on 1) The data/ statistics behind a particular topic in the context of individual responsibility & emissions (eg. the video below on how your diet effects your carbon footprint) and 2) an example of a blog post in that domain. Enjoy:)

This video is a great overview of just how impactful the daily dietary choices we make really are. Every meal is a choice, and every meal has an effect.
Here is an example of one of my blog posts pertaining to food and moving towards a more sustainable, plant based diet. If someone chooses to click on the post, there is a recipe. Also, there is a page on the site called Check the Facts: Diet, which gives some more information on just how the meat industry contributes so heavily to climate change.

Fast Fashion (Unfortunately, this video could not be embedded, but I highly recommend it.) It sheds a light on fast fashion and the repercussions stemming from this system of cheap & trendy buying that we all take advantage of, resulting in perfectly usable clothing clogging up our landfills.

Thrifting your clothing is a convenient, sustainable, and fun way to reduce your carbon footprint. This post would include links to thrift stores that are trendy and eco friendly, as well as encourage people to visit another page on the site: Check the Facts: Fast Fashion. 
As we see here, the UN’s twelfth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) is responsible consumption and production. As consumers, we are part of that! It is our responsibility to be aware of our consumption patterns and the heavy effect they can have on the planet. Luckily, there are plenty of ways for us to change our habits and reduce our individual waste.
Using reusable coffee cups is a great way to reduce the amount of plastic/ paper we each use – that waste seriously builds up. This post includes information on where to get one and relevant data on the waste/emissions that are generated from single- use cups.
Moving towards sustainability energy- wise is, in many ways, an issue larger than the individual. However, it is still us who consume a lot of this energy to power our homes and travel.
In keeping with the same motif, there are still things we can do, such as is shown in this post. Here information on where to get energy efficient bulbs, as well as relevant data on how much of a difference your bulbs make, is all included.

Here is the blog — it’s still a work in progress!!

So, as I continue to work on this blog, seeing what works and what doesn’t, I’d love if you could take this quick google survey to give me essential feedback on what kinds of questions you would hope to see this blog answer and how to be as exciting & appealing as possible. Thank you so so much for your engagement with this post!

Happy Earth Month!!

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COMMENTS: 5
  1. April 24, 2020 by Melina

    Hey Charlotte!
    I think you are addressing a really important topic that effects everyone no matter their geographical location. I really enjoyed how you introduced multiple ways to take action in order to each make a achievable difference. Overall this was a great and informative presentation.

  2. April 24, 2020 by Mila Tewell

    Fine work, Charlotte – offering many different choices of actions to your viewers. I look forward to following your blog, and learning more. Perhaps an interview with Doris Treptow or others directly involved in sustainable fashion – or sustainable cooking? It would be fun to add those voices (podcast?) to your blog. Thank you!

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  4. April 26, 2020 by Ashlin Carlisle

    You did a very nice job of addressing something that is very important and relatable to current events. These days people are becoming more aware of their carbon footprint and want to take action to lessen their impact on the world. I really enjoyed reading and watching more on this topic to get a better understanding of the situation we all face as well as how I can take action.

  5. April 28, 2020 by Kellee Oโ€™Brien

    Charlotte,

    Thank you for putting together this information, your topics are well thought out yet concise. I was particularly interested in the Mediterranean diet segment and the avocado toast recipe. Your fast fashion segment put on interesting light on this subject and this is a topic that could use more attention. It seems clothing is an area that could be better managed.

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