The environment has bountiful natural gifts that we have enjoyed to the fullest, yet now it needs our help for its future protection. As evolution has unfolded, especially with industrialisation and an increasing population, the world around us has changed exponentially. Rainforests have been destroyed and the earth is becoming warmer each year sending our ecosystem into chaos.
What more can we do to help that will slow down the rate of climate change?
On the 5th June, we will celebrate World Environment Day (WED). This year’s theme is focused on Ecosystem Restoration; a term that describes the recovery of ecosystems that have been affected or destroyed, as well as protecting the ecosystems that are still intact. Take the restoration of forests for example with active planting. There are many tree planting schemes in place, whose mission is to help global reforestation efforts. Ecosia, the search engine that plants trees, is one of our top picks.
Adopting a greener lifestyle is actually quite simple and has good feelings attached to it. By thinking a little more about how and where you shop, how you consume energy and water and dispose of your waste we truly can make a difference.
Take a pledge this World Environment Day to take one more step towards a better future for generations to come, together.
Create a smaller carbon footprint
Adapting behaviour through more positive daily habits will contribute to reducing the level of harmful greenhouse gases and slow down the rate of global warming to protect our environment.
There are so many ways to do this. Here are a small number of suggestions:
- Be water smart and only use what you really need
- Be efficient with air conditioning and heating to reduce your impact - and your bills
- Use energy-efficient lighting
- Know how and what we can recycle (and where to go)
- Reduce your food footprint and buy organically sourced produce
- Avoid consumable foods that have been affected by pesticides and other chemicals
- Reuse, repurpose and recycle containers
- Try a herb and veggie patch and enjoy the emotional reward for providing for yourself
- Get out into your environment and experience national parks, forests and the wildlife you are helping to protect
- Car-pool to your workplace, ride your push bike, or take the bus/tram/train
- Support local businesses. It’s a great thing to know where your goods have come from and that you aren’t supporting multinational businesses that don’t have great corporate social responsibility. These big supply chain operations have a detrimental effect on our environment.
What positive impact can organisations have?
By encouraging the organisations we work for to be more environmentally and socially conscious through similar environmentally supportive initiatives in the workplace, we can really make a difference. For example:
- Leasing offices in highly energy-efficiency buildings
- Going paperless
- Reducing air travel in favour of remote working solutions
- Using goods and services from ethical producers, such as Who Gives a Crap toilet paper that we support as they are an ingenious (and funny) bunch of talent that give 50% of their profits to build toilets in the developing world. Now that you know this, why would you go anywhere else for your loo roll?
Our Kineo Courses team are greenies (yay) and have prepared a resource titled ‘Environmental Awareness’ to coincide with World Environment Day. elearning is what Kineo does best, and so this is our (free) gift to our customers to wanting to do more for the environment. We want to do more for our planet - and so do Greencap, a recognised subject matter expert in this space whose mission is to make the world safer, with the protection of people, property and the environment. Greencap has reviewed ‘Environmental Awareness’ as our subject matter expert. Take a look, see what you can learn for proud-to-be-green tips that can also help to save you money, offer health benefits and above all, provide peace of mind that you really are making a positive contribution to protect our future planet.
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