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Climate change is a topic that affects everyone. We are running out of time. As it is important to reduce our ecological footprint and we never know exactly where to start, I decided to highlight the best tips to integrate into his daily life.

1. Switch to shampoo and conditioner bars

2. Plant pollinator friendly flowers

3. Boycott palm oil

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4. Buy a water saving shower head

5. Use organic sunscreen that's safe for the reefs

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When swimming with sunscreen on the skin, chemical compounds such as oxybenzone are likely to seep into the water and then be absorbed by the corals. These substances can then disturb the reproduction and the growth cycle of the corals, leading to their bleaching.

6. Eat less meat or become vegetarian or vegan

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Each year, 65 billion animals are killed (nearly 2,000 animals ... per second) to finish on our plates. Global meat production has quadrupled in the last 50 years, from 75 million tonnes to more than 300 million tonnes. You can download the app HappyCow to find vegan food.

7. Make coffee at home instead of fast food

8. Unsuscribe to junk mail to reduce the waste of unwanted catalogs and magazines

9. Plant a tree

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You can download the app Ecosia. Ecosia uses the ad revenue from your searches to plant trees where they are needed the most.

10. Buy high quality items made to last

11. Take shorter showers

12. Use bamboo tooth brushes

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1 bamboo tooth brush = 4 plastic tooth brushes

13. Bring with you utensils and a reusable container for leftovers

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14. Avoid overconsumption
Do you really need this?

15. Use public transport and avoid using your car

16. Collect garbage left on the ground

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17. Avoid food waste
Currently, 30% of all global production is in the trash. The FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) estimates that by eliminating this waste, which equates to 1.3 billion tonnes each year, it would be possible to solve some of the hunger problems in the world.

18. Close electronic devices and lights when you do not need them

19. Use a menstrual cup or reusable pad

20. Use reusable cotton rounds

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21. Make your own household products

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22. Buy safety razor

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23. Use silicone mats instead of baking parchment

24. Use washable silicone baking cups instead of cup cake papers

25. Buy reusable straws made of bamboo, metal or acrylic

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1 reusable straw = 540 plastic straws Personaly, I let one in my bags and in my car. You've heard it everywhere so just do it and don't be afraid to say no to straw.

26. Bring with you a reusable bottle

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1 reusable water bottle = 167 plastic water bottles

27. Use organic and natural thootpaste/powder

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Homemade Peppermint Toothpaste : 2 tbsp coconut oil + 1 1/2 tbsp baking soda + 10-15 drops peppermint oil

28. Borrow your books from library

29. In the shower, use bamboobrush instead of plastic loofah

30. Bring your own reusable bags

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One reusable bag can save up to 170 single-use plastic bag every year.

31. Do not use aerosol spray

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This gas contributes 13% to global warming. Homemade dry shampoo : 2 tbsp cornstarch + 2 tbsp cocoa powder + 5 drops of essential oil of choice (optional) + an old make-up brush to apply in your hair

32. Use reusable tea bags

33. If you have a baby, use washable diaper

34. Do your groceries in zero waste places

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35. Buy secondhand things

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It takes about 2,700 liters of water to produce the cotton for one basic t-shirt. That's the amount of water one person drinks in three years.

36. Avoids products that contain micro-plastics

37. Learn to compost
Fruits, vegetables, dairy, bread, meat, coffee grounds, paper coffee filters, tea leaves, tea bags, flowers, plants, hair...

38. Reuse paper (create note pad to use the back)

39. Wash clothes in cold or warm water, not hot

40. Fill up the dishwasher before using it

41. Fix things instead of replacing them

42. Promote eco-friendly companies

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Beauty companies that still test on animals : Avon, Benefit, Clinique, Givenchy, Covergirl, L'Oreal, Lancome, MAC, Make Up For Ever, Aussie, John Frieda, Pantene, Herbal Essence, Nivea, Aveeno, Biotherm, Boscia, Caudalie, EOS, Fresh, Garnier, L'Ocictane, Glamglow, La Roche Posay, Neutrogena, Nuxe, Olay, Vichy, Yves Rocher, Peter Thomas Roth...

43. Share what you learned in this article

How long does things last in nature?
o Disposable Nappies : 450 years
o Chewing Gum : Indefinitley
o Styrofoam : May be around forever
o Take-Away Wrappers : 3 months to 30 years
o Plastic bags : 1000 years
o Plastic bottles : 450 years
o Glass bottles : 1 million years
o Aluminium Cans : 200 years
o Cigarette Butts : 1-5 years
o Leftovers : 6 months +
o Dog Litter : 1-6 months

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Writing this article gave me many ideas and made me even more aware of the problem. Hoping to have inspired you to make changes in your routine to take care of our planet.

Aurélie, Xx