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A New Decade, A New Opportunity

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A new decade, a new opportunity

 
It’s the beginning of a New Year and decade; one that will prove very important for the future of our planet. “In this new decade, every day will be crucial,” says activist and eco-warrior Greta Thunberg. “We don’t want these things done by 2050, 2030 or even 2021, we want this done now – as in right now.” Climate change is here and very real, so we are even more committed than ever to play our part in saving our beautiful planet. Read below for ways you can help too.
 

10 ways to reduce your ecological footprint in 2020


If your 2020 resolution is to live a more sustainable existence, we've collected our best tips for you to try. From switching to an ethical bank to embracing the concept of ‘slow travel’, there’s plenty of simple but effective changes you can make. Visit our eco blog for more.

Three great eco-conscious movies to watch
 

1 - 2040 Damon Gameau’s much-lauded film is an upbeat documentary which highlights new approaches to climate change. The filmmaker travelled the world to discover the best solutions to improve the planet, and the beauty is they are already available to us and can be shifted into the mainstream. There’s plenty here to feel hopeful and positive about.
Where to watch: The movie is currently screening in Ireland and the UK and is also available on YouTube, Google Play and Foxtel Go.

2 - Our Planet This series highlights the beauty and diversity of our planet and the impact climate change has on our ecosystems. From seabirds carpet-bombing the ocean to wildebeests eluding the wild dogs of the Serengeti, this eight-part series takes you from the high seas to deserts and grassland.
Where to watch: Netflix

3 - Minimalism Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus have helped over 20 million people live meaningful lives with less through their website, books, podcast – and now, a documentary. This inspiring movie profiles people who are dedicated to rejecting the idea that material possessions bring happiness, instead embracing an attitude of “less is more.” If you love the concept of minimalism, try the 30-Day Minimalism Game (https://www.theminimalists.com/game/)
Where to watch: Netflix

 

“There is no such thing as ‘away’. When we throw anything away it must go somewhere”
– Annie Leonard.

 

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