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Stop climate change - 25 climate protection tips that everyone can implement

Would you like to learn how you can personally do something for climate protection and Stop climate change can? Then in this article I would like to Climate protection tips that you can implement in your everyday life. Now more than ever, when politicians are asleep and postponing climate targets, it is up to each and every one of us to do something to protect the climate. Now you can get valuable tips on how you can climate change in the household, when shopping, on the road, in the office and simply through your personal behavior.

Here is another short Table of contents of the article:

  1. Household
  2. Shopping
  3. Office
  4. Travels
  5. More tips
  6. Closing words

Tip: If you want to make climate change a little more tangible, you can also take a look at the article on Climate change statistics, facts and figures over.

Climate protection in the household

Stop climate change Climate protection tips in everyday life

Get the best climate protection tips for a climate-friendly household - from waste paper to thermal insulation. Let's go!

Stopping climate change through waste separation

Proper waste separation helps to protect the climate, as it enables us to increase the recycling rate, save production energy and reuse raw materials from discarded products. Recycling saves us raw materials and avoids additional energy consumption. For example, by disposing of yoghurt pots in the plastic waste, cardboard boxes in the waste paper and glass drinks bottles in the appropriate glass container, you make it easier to recycle the material. An important climate protection tip for your everyday life.

Switch to an eco-bank

Wondering how switching to an eco-bank can stop climate change? Then let me briefly explain what exactly an eco-bank does. Basically, it works like a normal bank from the customer's point of view, but the money you invest is only given in the form of loans to companies that want to finance renewable energies, the construction of schools and simply positive change, for example. Nuclear power and the arms industry are not financed under any circumstances if you invest your money there. Worth considering, right? Here I have one Ecobank comparison made for you.

Use green electricity & stop climate change

Green electricity is usually generated from renewable energy sources (wind energy, solar energy, etc.) and is climate-friendly. If you use green electricity in your home, it will not have an impact on the climate or threaten wildlife. If your electricity is generated using nuclear and coal, the exact opposite is true. For example, you can use photovoltaic and solar systems on your roofs to generate your own energy. The systems are quiet, climate-neutral and harmless to wildlife. You can find out more in the article Vegan power.

Reusing waste paper for the climate

On our wonderful planet about 35 soccer fields of forest cut down every minutejust so that paper products can be manufactured. But the more paper we need, the more trees are felled. This harms our climate, as trees are important for binding carbon dioxide. For example, by Fold garbage bags from newspaperYou can give maximum benefit to deforestation and avoid wasting more resources. In the article Reduce paper waste you will get further valuable tips.

Protect the climate when washing laundry

When you do your laundry, there are several things you can do to stop climate change in your everyday life:

  • Fill the laundry drum completelyso that the wash cycle is really worthwhile - How to save energy and also costs
  • Washing at low temperature is an important climate protection tip, because 40° washes are usually sufficient
  • You don't need a tumble dryerjust hang the laundry up to dry and plan something ahead

This way, you can save a lot of energy when washing your laundry and do something to combat climate change. In the article Make detergent yourself you can learn how to make your detergent naturally and plastic-free.

Reduce heating costs

Don't you think your annual heating costs are far too expensive? By investing in better thermal insulation, you will save money in the long term as you will need much less heating energy. This is because the heat stays in the home. What's more, you can make massive savings on heating costs by reducing the basic temperature in your home by just one degree. This will save you money and help to stop climate change. Here is a summary of the two climate protection tips:

  • Improve thermal insulation in the house
  • Lower room temperature

Use LED lamps

The age of the conventional light bulb is long gone, LED lamps last up to 50 times longer, are more robust and break-proof. LED lamps are able to save 90% of the world's electricity consumption for lighting. That's why you too should opt for LED lamps in your household and declare war on climate change.

Switch off appliances completely for the climate

If you look closely, the small lamp on the monitor, on the multiple socket or on the TV is lit. This standby mode consumes a lot of energy and is unnecessary. So if possible, switch your devices off completely, as this is another way of doing something for the climate. Need some extra motivation? It's money in the form of electricity costs that you have to pay.

Stopping climate change with kitchen appliances

Of course, you can also save energy with electrical kitchen appliances such as the stove, oven, toaster or mixer. Here are a few climate protection tips in the kitchen:

  • Turn off the oven 2 minutes before the end of the baking time and make use of the residual heat in the oven
  • When cooking with the saucepan, put the lid on so that the food cooks faster
  • Always place pans & pots on the correspondingly sized hotplates

How to save electricity in the kitchen and combat climate change. In the article Kitchen without plastic you will also learn how to rid your kitchen of plastic.

Shower instead of bath

Showering instead of bathing saves energy and helps to stop climate change. Would you like an example from the EU campaign? If every European saved just one liter of unnecessarily heated water a day, we could light up a third of Europe's streets in the same day. To save heating energy, you should also cold showers, which is climate-friendly and healthy.

Climate protection in purchasing

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A vegan diet

Food and climate are directly linked. The production of 1 kg of beef produces as much greenhouse gas as a 1,600 km trip by car on the highway. For 1 kg of beef, 15 kg of fodder is needed, which in turn requires 40 square meters of arable land. Added to this is the high water consumption in production for this kilogram of beef and the fact that cows also emit methane gas. Who vegan lives, therefore actively pursues climate protection. In the article Nutrition & Environment you will learn more about the connection between what you eat and your environment. At CareElite Classes we also have a great online course to help you get started in vegan life.

It is also important to note that vegans are often accused of growing soy especially for them, which is bad for the climate. But soy is mainly used as animal feed. So the less meat we eat, the fewer forests have to be cleared to grow soy.

Organic products against climate change

Products from organic farming grow naturally without pesticides, artificial fertilizers and other chemical substances. In addition, only a third as many fossil fuels are used as in conventional agriculture. The natural humus also binds greenhouse gases in the soil. So by buying organic products, you are doing something to protect the climate.

Regional & seasonal shopping for the climate

By clicking on regional products you save on unnecessary transportation. If, for example, you buy fruit that has to be shipped halfway around the world or even flown, this is anything but climate-friendly. If the food is then thrown away because it has a brown spot, for example, this is not just total nonsense in terms of climate protection. Learn more about this in the article Reduce food waste.

Use the jute bag for shopping

As we often preach: For heaven's sake, give up the plastic bag and use a reusable cotton bag instead in order to plastic free shopping to be able to. The jute bag is wonderful reusable and usually lasts an eternity. Just remember to take it with you every time you go shopping and simply put your groceries in a basket at the supermarket and then in the bag after you have paid. It can be so easy, can't it?

Climate protection on the road

Stop climate change in everyday life Climate protection tips

We all want to experience something and not lock ourselves up at home forever. But unfortunately, getting around is not always good for our climate. That's why I'd like to give you some climate protection tips for when you're out and about that are also suitable for sustainable travel are suitable:

Use public transport & stop climate change

Using public transport such as buses and trains is much more climate-friendly than driving alone, for example. Many people can be transported by bus or train with low energy consumption. If it has to be the car, then at least try to use a Zero Waste App like BlaBlaCar, where you can take other people with you on your trip. This works really great and saves you travel costs.

Doing without flights for the climate

Let's start with a comparison: a flight from Germany to Mallorca is just as harmful to the climate as driving a car for a whole year. Would you have thought that? I think it's irresponsible to fly from Berlin to Munich or to travel other distances by plane. Taking the train is much more comfortable, doesn't actually take much longer (no check-in etc.) and is more climate-friendly. To stop climate change, it is important to fly only as often as really necessary. Think about every single flight before you book it. If you do have to fly, you can find the best options here. Tips for a plastic-free flight.

Stop climate change by cycling

Riding a bike is a great thing, because it improves your natural health is fun and has a 100% effect on climate change - because no CO2 is emitted, unlike with most other means of transportation. So be sure to cycle short distances and enjoy nature. Another Advantage of cyclingwhich many people underestimate: You travel quite fast, but not so fast that you don't notice anything of your surroundings. So enjoy the impressions on the road that you would miss by car, bus, train or plane.

Form & use carpools

As mentioned earlier, you can use the BlaBlaCar app to easily find passengers for a ride and vice versa. This way you share the fuel costs and everyone gets to their destination in one trip. The same applies to the journey to work. Over time, you'll know who comes from which corner of the city and then it's a good idea to form carpools. This brings people together and helps protect the climate.

Climate protection in the office

Stop climate change in everyday life Climate protection tips

In the office, you can already adopt some climate protection tips from the paragraph on the household. But there are a few more special tips for stopping climate change in the office:

Recycled paper is climate-friendly

Avoid using brand new copy paper in the office and opt for recycled paper. This is because less energy and water is needed to produce recycled paper and the raw material wood is recycled and reused. Using recycled paper is therefore an important climate protection tip in the fight against climate change.

Climate protection by switching off the monitor

Are you taking a smoke break, going to the toilet or taking a lunch break? Whenever you are away from your screen, you should switch it off. Because when the screen is on, it consumes huge amounts of energy, which is bad for the climate. And not only that: it will also stay on for longer.

Laptop instead of desktop PC

Not only are you more flexible with a laptop, but with a laptop you also have a computer that is generally much more energy efficient. Of course, it always depends on what you want to use the computer for. In some cases, a desktop PC certainly makes more sense in terms of effective working.

More climate protection tips

Stop climate change Climate protection tips for everyday life

Make things yourself

In our Do It Yourself Blog you get tips and tricks for making things like toothpaste, deodorant and all-purpose household products yourself. By making things yourself, you avoid resource-wasting, climate-damaging and costly products and can produce them yourself in a much more environmentally friendly way. So you can Avoid plastic waste and learn a lot.

Share objects with each other

By approaching each other more and sharing things with each other, we can save a lot of waste and really appreciate expensively produced items and food. The Borrowing things is therefore such an important part of the Zero Waste Lifestyle. Also the already mentioned Food Sharing helps to save food and give a little more meaning to the costly production and environmentally damaging transport.

Consciously reduce your own carbon footprint:

With this CO2 calculator you can directly calculate your own carbon footprint and make targeted improvements. The result may be very surprising, but it helps you to classify your own environmental behavior.

Tip: Need more motivation? Then take a look at the Climate tipping points which, if achieved, will further accelerate climate change.

Stopping climate change in everyday life is easy!

As you can see, each and every one of us can do something to protect the climate and combat climate change in our everyday lives. I hope that the climate protection tips in this article will help you to reduce your personal carbon footprint. I'm sure you have a few more tips that we can all implement in our everyday lives, right? If so, feel free to write me any missing climate protection tips, questions or other suggestions in the comments.

Stay clean,

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PS.: In the Plastic free blog you will get all the tips about a life without plastic and if you like, you can also learn from me in the online course 30 Days to Zero Waste Let us accompany you step by step in reducing your personal plastic waste.

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Christoph Schulz

Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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