Dezi Style! How to give back to Mother Nature?
Throughout each year DeziStyle points out the very best of what the world has to offer, but what do we offer the world in return?
This sentiment comes just a week before Thanksgiving, a time to express our gratitude for one another and the bounty that the earth has provided us. Unfortunately it also comes at a time when the planet is in desperate need of healing. There is much happening around the world that tends to exist just outside of our comfort zones, so today we shall address some of the ways that we can give back to mother nature and show respect to this giant living organism we call planet earth.
Whether you “believe” in climate change or not, the impact that humans have had on our environment is undeniable. As travelers, we are more aware of these circumstances and have either witnessed these changes firsthand or met people who have been at the receiving end of it. As travelers, we are part of a global community that has recognized the splendor and magnitude of what it means to humbly be a part of this fragile ecosystem. We as travelers have a duty to fulfill. We are the crusaders that must lead by example and relay this crucial information to others. It is simply not enough to explore and highlight only the best of what we see, as we would only being doing this planet a disservice to not also bring awareness to those uncomfortable things that people would (understandably) rather not address.
We are the crusaders that must lead by example and relay this crucial information to others.
Information is key and with that knowledge comes power — power to do something, to make a change, to be a voice. Its easy to feel helpless when there is so much work to be done but like everything else in life, taking one step at a time will eventually lead you to where you want to go. With that being said, here are some relatively easy ways to start contributing towards a more clean, sustainable planet in ways that are both realistic and beneficial to your overall health and happiness. It does not take much effort on an individual basis to make a significant change in the world, but each of us needs to be involved in order to bring about that positive shift. I know that I would never be able to look my (future) children in the face had I just sat back and watched the slow and steady disintegration of our little blue dot.
It’s important to understand what is happening and the direct effects these have on our ecosystem. Nothing here is new information. You’ve probably even scrolled past countless articles on Facebook that touch on the subjects of climate change, but the vast amount of information out there can be overwhelming, so the goal here is to share some simple steps on how to be more conscientious of mother nature and give back all year ’round, not just once a year. Here are some great rudimentary steps to take in the right direction.
How to start making positive changes:
Cut back/cut out animal products.
Reduce the amount of plastics you buy.
Be aware of products that contain palm oil.
Unplug electronics when they’re not in use.
Get an eco-friendly vehicle or use alternative methods of transportation.
Buy organic. Eat organically.
Ditch the toxic household cleaners.
Buy recycled products.
Switch your accounts to paperless billing.
Limit air travel when possible.
Offset your carbon footprint.
“When we heal the earth, we heal ourselves.” – David Orr
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