Saturday, 30 July 2016

Cristiane Namiuti - Small Steps to Save the Planet

By Cristiane Namiuti

We often hear about the disastrous effects of global warming in the media, and the news can be overwhelming. Though it seems like so little can be done on an individual level, there are actually a number of steps that everyone can take on a regular basis to ensure a safe, healthy, and thriving planet.
  • Never leave electricity turned on if you’re not using it because conserving energy and resources is vital. Turn off lights, televisions, computers, and anything else using power when not in use. This is a good practice with water as well. Turn off the water as you brush your teeth or wash your hair and turn back on only to rinse. 
  • Use public transport instead of driving whenever you possibly can. Many cities are implementing faster and more efficient public systems to help minimize emissions. Consider purchasing a bike and walking more, and check into carpooling options in your area.
  • Reduce, reuse, and recycle. If your city doesn’t recycle, start a campaign to begin doing so. Reducing waste is a key element of combating global warming, so try buying in bulk or purchasing products with minimal packaging. Ensure that all glass, plastic, aluminum, and paper products are properly managed. 
About the author: 

Christiane Namiuti has over ten years of experience in product marketing and brand management. She is passionate about creating sustainable solutions both inside and out of the workplace to help people live healthier and happier lives. She is a graduate of Babson College in Boston, MA and Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing in Brazil.