A-Z Environmental Activities

It takes only a few simple steps to easily green our daily routine and make good eco behavior into a habit!

A

  • Act now. Let us decide to bemore aware of issues related to food waste.
  • Adopt as many eco-friendly lifestyle choices as we can and make our habits for better environment! 
  • Add it up. Our impact is exponential when the global chorus sings together.

B

  • Buy locally! Flying food across continents increases global transportation emissions. 
  • Bring a cloth bag to do all our grocery shopping.  A reusable bag will last for long and only needs to be used 5 times to have a lower environmental impact than a plastic bag.
  • Bring a mug with us whenever we go for take-out beverages, so we avoid using paper cups. 

C

  • Consume locally. we will help reduce the demand for cutting down forests in foreign countries to meet export demands

  • Choose naturally grown foods. They have less environmental impact and are much healthier.

  • Compost our organic food waste.

D

  • Don’t buy more food than we really need. 
  • Discover an alternative to using traditional wrapping paper for holidays and birthday gifts.

E

  • Engage in to an environmental activity, like school or neighborhood beautification or tree planting. 
  • Eat organic and locally grown foods and help reduce the clearing of forests for agricultural land. 
  • Educate our friends on how individual actions can have an exponential impact and motivate action for environmental activities.

F

  • Form a group of peers or colleagues to oversee the food waste at our school, neighborhood or workplace. 
  • Form a tree-planting group with family and friends and commit to planting and maintaining these trees together.

G

  • Green our class, school, office: print double-sided, turn off monitors, start class, school or an office recycling program.
  • Grow an organic garden and our own delicious food, wherever possible.
  • Give seedlings as birthday gifts. 
  • Go electronic for bills and payments: at school, home, in the office, at the bank etc.

H

  • Host a Environment Activities as celebration. 
  • Have a vegan (no animal products) dinner party!

I

  • Identify the nature that surrounds us — take note of the beautiful plants and animals that we may not have always appreciated. Learn about the amazing ecosystem services the nature provides us.
  • Improve the insulation of our class, school, home or office – it will really help our energy consumption…and our monthly bills!

J

  • Join a local environmental or conservation group. we can team up with those around us and make a real difference for our community.

  • Jog outside and save the energy we would have used on the treadmill!

K
Kick the habit! Don’t print unless it’s absolutely necessary. And when we do print – always print double-sided! 

Keep our cup! When traveling on airplanes, ask to reuse our plastic cup.

L
Learn more about the environment impact of food production. Dowe know that it takes 1,000 litres of water to produce 1 litre of milk?

M
More food in our pantry increases the risk of food going bad before we consume.

Mobilize our networks! Message our friends about Environment Activities — facebook, twitter, SMS, text, phone, email — it doesn’t matter how, just get the word out!

N
Notify our friends on how their action against food waste could have a huge impact. Even if just one-fourth of the food currently lost or wasted globally could be saved, it would be enough to feed 870 million hungry people in the world.

O
Optimize the use of our washing machine – use the cold-wash option and significantly save energy and reduce our daily carbon emissions.

Offset our travel whenever possible – most airlines provide an option to offset our travel when we book our tickets.

Opt for public transport whenever possible.

Order small food portions first. Better to add on than waste.

P
Plan in advance. Know what we will need before we go grocery shopping so not to end up buying more food than what will be consumed in our household.

Pile up! Lay the grounds for a compost pile and start sorting our garbage.

Q
Quantify how much money we could save each cold winter if welowered the temperature inside our home by 2 degrees Celsius. It could reduce our energy consumption by 14 percent!!!

R
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. 

Register aEnvironment Activities at School and in-house magazine!

S
Sacrifice something small each month – eat locally grown vegetables instead of imported vegetables; do without steak as cattle ranching is high impact!; carpool with colleagues, co-workers; take our bike to school, work place, etc.

Save! Every year, consumers in rich countries waste almost as much food (222 million tonnes) as the entire net food production of sub-Saharan Africa (230 million tonnes).

Support and motivate companies that use certified materials and operate in ways that are environmentally responsible.

Switch our light bulbs to energy-efficient LED’s. We will see substantial savings on energy bills!

T
Tell our friends about the enormous amounts of food waste we are creating. A third of global food production is either wasted or lost.

Think before we buy food. What is the environmental impact of our choice?

Think outside of the bottle! Bottled water costs 1900 times more than tap water

Tweet about #Environment Activities and spread food waste tips to the world!

U
Understand our options. Learn about the small ways we, as an individual, can make a positive impact on the environment.

Use rainwater for our indoor plants – they love it, and we’ll save water at the same time.

V
Visit the Environmentalwebsite regularly and see how we can get involved!

W
Waste not food! 1 in every 7 people in the world go to bed hungry and more than 20,000 children under the age of 5 die daily from hunger. 

X
X-plore the WHO, UNICEF, UN, etc. website. Find out more about food waste.

Y
We can make a difference – individual actions, when multiplied, can make an exponential difference to the planet! 

Z
Zip around town on our bike, on public transport, or walk to a restaurant nearby. It’s cheaper!