You’ve dramatically reduced your consumption of meat when you’ve realized how much their production affected the environment. After all, livestock farming generates 18% of our greenhouse gas emissions around the world. Think about it for a minute. Almost one-fifth of the global gas emissions are to blame on you eating rare steak in pepper sauce, or enjoying a yummy beef burger. Ouch.
But, while it’s easy to replace your meat regime with vegetarian substitutes, it’s a lot more difficult to grasp how much everything is connected to what you and I do every day. But you tell yourself that a little plastic can’t do that much harm. You’re not disposing of harmful products carelessly. You also put them in the bin. So it’s not your fault, right? You can’t control what happens down the waste management line.
The truth is if we were all a little more aware of how much how decisions matter, we’d probably change a lot of our habits. If you want a greener world, you need to spend more time in nature to see what and where you need to change.
Camping is favored by most
Sometimes, all you need is to step out of your comfort zone and experience unfiltered nature. An outdoor camping weekend is an excellent way of observing what your everyday habits do to nature. Admittedly, if you’re new to the camping community, you’ll need to check a guide to figure out what equipment you should buy. But beginner campers are more likely to gain the most from the experience. Ultimately, you’ll discover that you need to find a sustainable way of cleaning your dishes – you wouldn’t harmful chemicals in a river; yet you do it at home. Walking past the wastes left by inconsiderate campers raises the alarm bell about your own garbage management. In short, clean camping starts at home!
Ease into it with an experience instead
Not everyone enjoys camping, but you can pick an outdoor activity that gets you close to nature, such as fishing here. Booking a trip with a professional gets you to experience how your choices transform the environment. You could learn that 15, 20, or even 30 years ago, there were more fish in the river and that the water quality has had dramatic consequences. At sea, you can even come across fish that are crippled by plastic garbage. And with everything you see, you learn to appreciate how much better the world would be if we could keep it clean.
The big one, honeymooning in nature
Last but not least, your honeymoon is the best reason to embrace a green lifestyle. Many couples love a glamorous destination, such as the magnificent landscape in Tanzania, or the sandy beaches of Brazil. But do give a thought about wildlife and nature as you relax with your partner in the sun. Imagine what your dream location would look like if people couldn’t contain their environmentally-harmful habits. Sometimes, you need to face what you could lose to change your ways.
Going green is not an easy process, especially when most of the facilities in our lives are not eco-friendly. But it starts with the realization that the nature you love is in danger. Little changes can go a long way. You just need to care about making it work.