Climate Change

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Everyone has a role to play in fighting the negative effects of climate change. Click on the icons to find out more.

+ Eat new things.
Try to eat an all-veggie meal (including pulses like lentils, beans, peas and chickpeas) instead of one meat meal a week. More natural resources are used to provide meat than plants or pulses, especially water. Millions of acres of rainforest are also slashed and burned in order to turn the land into grass pastures for livestock including cows.

+ Use solar panels or other green energy systems
Find out if you can do so at home, school or at work by asking your teacher or parents to research available grants and government incentives.

+ Pick ugly fruit and vegetables
Funny fruit or vegetables are often thrown away because people don’t want to buy them but in fact, they taste the same, if not better. Talk to your parents about buying ugly fruit and vegetables and make use of food that might otherwise go to waste.

+ Limit your plastic
Ask your family to buy food with less packaging, bring their own bags when they shop, and use refillable water bottles and coffee cups. Recycle paper, plastic, glass and aluminum and reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfills (pits of buried rubbish).

+ Don’t waste water
Take a short shower rather than a bath. Bathtubs use gallons more water than a 5-10 minute shower. And turn off the water while brushing your teeth. Cleaning your teeth with the tap running uses 6 litres of water, while cleaning them with the tap off uses less than 1 litre of water. Remind your parents to fix any leaks - a leaky tap can waste more than 11,000 litres of water in a year! The plants in your garden can also be watered with collected rainwater and ‘grey water’, which is the water you use to wash your hands and/or dirty dishes.

For more climate-smart tips, see our children’s activity book: Climate is changing, food and agriculture must too

Learn more about climate change and greenhouse gases: Climate Kids: Meet the greenhouse gases

These resources can help farmers, fishers and foresters implement climate-smart practices.

For Everyone

Climate-smart agricultural production
Climate-Smart Agriculture 101: Practices

For Foresters

Climate-smart forestry in practice
Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Toolbox

For Farmers

Conservation agriculture: The 3 principles

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