Low Impact Transportation
We live in a time, where we do not necessarily need motorised transport to get from A to B. We all have 2 legs and public transportation is another good choice.
All motorised transport causes greenhouse gas (GHG – CO2 equivalent) emissions. Obviously we cannot walk, run or cycle everywhere but the Tree-Athlete concept demonstrates that we can all make a step forward in terms of environmentally friendly transportation. The first step in this process is to understand which of our actions and movements have the greatest impact:
These figures show that we have a great potential to reduce our ecological impact just by our personal choice of transportation. Besides long-distance holiday travels, particularly our daily travels like the way to work or to get groceries have a significant impact on our personal ecological footprint.
Active & Sustainable Lifestyle
An active and sustainable lifestyle integrates physical activities into everyday routines, such as walking to the grocery store or cycling to work. In addition such a way of living attempts to reduce the consumption of the Earth’s natural resources and personal resources. This includes reducing the ecological footprint by altering methods of transportation, diet and consumption.
Multiple personal choice factors determine the impact we have on our health and the environment. It is very difficult and most of us don’t want to eliminate all impact factors and turn their lives upside down. Nevertheless everybody has a responsibility and we all should focus on the things that make a big difference and which we can integrate into our lives.
Trees are essential for us humans, wildlife and the entire environment. They clean the air we breath and fresh water sources and provide the habitat to over 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity.
Unfortunately we lose around 30 million ha of forest every year due to anthroposophical and climate changes. This is a scale equivalent to the landmass of Great Britain and Ireland together.
To save Planet A we need to restore these losses partially caused by us. Further, a study by the ETH Zurich underpinned, that “the restoration of trees remains among the most effective strategies for climate change mitigation” and they emphasise “the urgent need for action”.