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---TITLE--- CIMATE CHANGE ---TITLE--- How to be more eco-friendly in everyday life ---BANNER---

We've been hearing so much about climate change recently, and the facts don't look good. The evidence shows that thanks to human activity, global temperatures are rising at a level that is no longer sustainable for the environment to survive.

A landmark report by UN scientists has been described as a "code red for humanity", as it details grim realities such as rising sea levels and more intense and frequent heatwaves.

A recent survey - which included over half a million 14 to 18-year-olds - suggests people are in favor of policy changes to boost renewable power and sustainable jobs.

But on an everyday level, what can we actually do? How can we make a difference when it seems like everything has a bad impact on the climate?

The first is not to beat yourself up if you forget your bag for life or your reusable cup - it will probably just add to your Eco-anxiety.

"I never had the notion that I had to be perfect," says Shia from zero-waste blog Wasteland Rebel.

"I had no intention of going zero-waste. I read about it and I just thought it was cuckoo and unrealistic," she says.

But one day she decided to take a jar to her local coffee shop instead of asking for a takeaway one - and she grew greener from there.

The second tip - shared by most of the bloggers we spoke to - is about turning your good intentions into good habits.

Do whatever you can, and after a while, it will become a habit," she says.

"Normally, when you leave the house you grab your phone, you grab your wallet, you grab your keys.

"After a while, you'll grab your bottle, your food container and then you're good to go - it will become a habit."

And the third tip that all our bloggers share is probably the one that involves the biggest change.

It's about living a minimal lifestyle - cutting out needless buys.

"Living a sustainable lifestyle is about consuming less in general," Shia says. "I only buy a new piece of clothing if another one needs replacing."

Nathan says it's not as hard as it sounds: "A lot of things have already been done - we're just going back to them.

"Ask your grandparents, they can teach you a lot about how to not create trash.

"It's a really nice bonding experience as well. I think it makes them smile when I get out my hanky to blow my nose [instead of a disposable tissue]."

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