5 environmental issues that need to be on your radar this year
Environmental issues are at the forefront of our concerns here at Wholesome Culture. There’s no planet B, after all!
If you care as much as we do, here are 5 environmental issues that need to be on your radar in 2019!
1. Household waste
Did you know that an average municipality in the US produces around 262 million tons of waste per year?
Household waste has a large negative impact on the environment.
Thankfully we can all reduce our waste and be more eco-friendly by making simple changes to our lifestyle.
2. Climate change
According to a recent UN report, a global warming of 2 degrees Celsius is set to affect our planet in the next 12 years.
This sudden climate change would have catastrophic consequences on the coral reef, sea life, and all ecosystems.
The good news? Cutting greenhouses gases in half would keep global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Want to do your part to mitigate climate change? Here are 5 amazing ways being vegan will save the planet!
3. Declining bee population
Did you know that without bees a third of our food supply would disappear?
Sadly, bees are in severe decline due to heavy pesticide use.
Want to save the bees? Check out 3 ways you can help save bees.
You can also support and showcase your love for bees with our Plant These, Save the Bees T-shirt!
Trees are the lungs of our planet.
Unfortunately, 27 soccer fields of forest is cut down every minute worldwide. Deforestation is responsible for approximately 15 percent of greenhouses gases and causes habitat loss to multiple endangered animal species.
Palm oil is the world’s biggest destructor of tropical rainforests – up to 300 football fields of forest are cleared every hour to grow oil palms! Here’s what you need to know to stop palm oil from destroying the planet.
5. Biodiversity loss
Human activity and its environmental impact causes a strain on ecosystems and poses a risk to biodiversity on a large scale.
Billions of species face extinction or have disappeared already.
Want to learn more about eco-friendly changes you can make to help the environment? Check out:
- 3 simple things you can do to help save the planet
- 5 easy ways to conserve energy and be eco-friendly this winter