Global warming is probably the biggest Global concern I can think of.
I address this by buying locally whenever possible. During the Summer months we have a number of Farmer’s Markets in various locations throughout Winnipeg, the one I like the most is my local one which is about a five minute walk from my home. It’s not a very large market and contains mostly small-garden produce grown in the neighbourhood.
I also have a small garden plot in my back yard where I attempt to grow herbs, tomatoes, sugar snap peas, cucumbers, lettuce, peppers and various other things. They have all been quite successfull but the one thing I have tried over and over again to grow is radish – completely unsuccessfull! Don’t know what I’m doing wrong, since I’ve tried them in different garden plots in different locations, I’ve even tried them in planters….. nothing!
I also compost all my kitchen and garden scraps, collect rain water, and use an electric mower. I try to reduce and always re-cycle and love to re-use whatever I can…… I hate seeing perfectly good stuff go into the landfill. I have found that a far better way to get rid of stuff – furniture, electronics etc… that I no longer have a use for is to put it outside near the sidewalk. It always get claimed by someone who can use it. My partner couldn’t believe his eyes the first time I did that. He was all for taking it to the landfill, I said “no, let’s wait, if there is anything left in the morning then we can take it to the landfill.” Of course there was nothing left.
I think factory farming is a huge contributor to global warming, so I also try to buy meat produced locally by family farms. I try to incorporate as much vegetarian food into our diet as possible, but my partner is a true carnivore, he would be happiest if a vegetable never touched his plate! So I add meat in there about twice a week for him.
I know they are all small things and I am only one person, but even one person doing a small thing is better than no-one doing anything.