Food systems such as producing food, transporting it, and storing wasted food and landfills all contribute to climate change. In order to harvest, transport, store, cook, and serve food, the global food industry uses a tremendous amount of energy. This produces many greenhouse gases that negatively impact soils, rivers, oceans, forests, and other natural resources. Meanwhile, climate change generates its own vicious circle of activity, with ecologically fragile countries experiencing the highest levels of food insecurity. As climate change worsens, these fragile countries’ agricultural potential tends to dwindle. However, these countries require food, increasing their reliance on the complicated logistics of food aid.
In the face of growing global threats like climate change and mass extinction, we need to make sure that we are doing everything that we can to take care of the planet. At the end of the day, a healthy planet means a healthier and more thriving human race. There are many things that you can do in your day to day life to live greener, such as recycling, using public transport, reducing your use of single-use plastics, and more.
Bees. These yellow and black fuzzy creatures provide us with a sweet treat.
Bees are on the way to extinction, not just honey bees, but all kinds of bees. Most bee species are pollinators, meaning that they help in the reproduction of plants. Without bees to pollinate, you would not be able to enjoy many vegetables and fruits. Apples, strawberries, coffee, tomatoes, almonds need pollinators. 30% of food crops and 90% of wild plants need bees, or else they will die out. Insecticides, pollutants, extreme heat and cold, monocrop cultures – these are just a few reasons why bees are dying out. Take a look at the ways you can support bee conservation in your locality:
There is a huge and growing demand for sustainable green fabrics and this has inspired many manufacturers and designers to become a part of the environmental brigade. There are many options for organic fibres; however, that information is not enough to help you decide whether the fabric is good for the environment or not.