• Ellie Chadwick

1 Million Actions 4 the Planet #1MillionActions

In light of recent events, ahem, the Amazon rainforest being on fire and all. I've found myself becoming quite overwhelmed at the state of the planet.

I'm talking about, some serious eco-anxiety.

I know in my lifetime I will experience the effects of climate change but it's the poorest and disadvantaged who are suffering most from this climate emergency. And that's just not fair.

In times like this I feel the weight of the world's issues on my shoulders.

What can I possibly do about it? What can I, as an individual do to create effective change?

Because it is inevitable we change, we cannot keep producing and consuming at the rate we are.

On the weekly, I think about the big picture and get stressed out.

I wonder to myself, do they think we're kidding? Like we're not ranting and raging for nothing.

We (I'm talking about all climate activists and anyone who's had to convince someone of climate change) are really deadly serious that human activity is having a significant impact on planet earth.

I don't know how to be any clearer. I think what we've seen in the past few weeks in the Amazon speaks for itself.

It's not too late, we just need to change a few things as individuals, businesses and in politics.

I know that every time I choose bulk foods over packaged ones, that's one less plastic package ending up in landfill.

I say no to plastic bags and use my own.

I use a bamboo toothbrush.

My lifestyle is based on my values - simply, do no harm to anyone or anything.

I'm going to take on the ultimate challenge set by 1 Million Women - 21 days car-free, plastic-free and meat & dairy-free as part of 1 Million Actions 4 the Planet.

Everyday actions do make a difference.

Our life decisions from the coffee you choose to buy to the company you work for, where you choose to take holidays and what bank you use all has an effect. It's all connected, we're all connected.

Every action has a consequence, good or bad.

It was Vincent Van Gogh who said, "great things are done by a series of small things brought together."

So I'm going to channel my anxiety over the future of this planet into some serious environmentally friendly acts.

Follow my journey over the coming weeks on social media.

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