It’s taken me an extra half an hour to get home this week, but for the sake of the planet I’ll let it go, Extinction Rebellion has landed in Bristol town centre on a big purple boat.
Check out this post over on OVO newswire on Instagram
for more info on the protest and Extinction Rebellion.
In the added time on my route home it lead me to think: What do I do? What can I do? Do I do enough? Am I living as harmlessly as possible?
I posed the same question to the rest of the social team and I’d like to hear of anything you do to try and keep your carbon footprint in check, or if you think we’re too far gone and no amount of effort will make a change to the state of the planet.
There are a lot of scientists that think we’re too far gone and that there is no way to repair the damage done. Take a look at this interesting interview
by a somewhat radical scientist James Lovelock.
Sooo what do I do I hear you cry, not enough that’s for sure, but small changes can have a huge impact overall. I try to keep my single use plastic waste to a minimum by using a reusable metal water bottle, I try and keep a canvas bag on me to make sure I don’t acquire another plastic bag and I rarely eat meat.
This is a similar story for @Darran_OVO
. They too all recycle, don’t use plastic straws and try not to consume too much red meat. Tim, Nancy and I don’t drive so there’s that too. @Eva_OVO
, is a plastic straw fan and does tumble dry but tries to do her bit, reusing plastic bags and recycling.
The real MVP in the social team in fighting the good fight is our @Nancy_OVO
, she is vegan, refuses to use plastic bags and gets public transport or walks/cycles everywhere.
Is there anything that you guys do differently, big or small or not at all?
I’d love to take on some extra tips to help me improve my carbon footprint or hear about why you don’t bother if that's the case!
New users it'd be fab to get a bit of an insight into what you think, @Unhappy helen