Whether you believe in Climate Change or not, you can’t ignore how humanity is impacting the Earth in an unsustainable way.
We need change now more than ever before because one day soon, everything could be gone forever!
Vitality For Gamers “Vitality Challenge” and “Gamification of Life” aims to improve a person’s health, skills, and lifestyle, all the while reducing one’s Carbon Footprint and impact on the Earth.
Here are some examples of negative impacts:
- Lost and Wasted Food
1/3 of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted globally; that’s 1.3 billion tons per year. In Western Society, 40% of losses happen at retail and consumer levels.
- Over Consumption and Poor Food Choices
Most of the world’s population lives in countries where overweight and obesity kill more people than underweight people.
An estimated 1/3 of the world’s fish stocks are overexploited or depleted.
There are 97% fewer Pacific Bluefin Tuna due to overfishing.
- Throw Away Society
99% of the stuff we buy is trashed within 6 months.
- Transport & Logistics
The transport and logistics sector contributes around 24% of global CO2 emissions and could potentially account for 40% of global carbon dioxide emissions by 2050.
- Deforestation and Forest Degradation
Carbon dioxide is released, and biodiversity is impacted in these areas. In 2019, the tropics lost close to 30 soccer fields’ worth of trees every single minute.
- An Ocean of Plastics
The amount of plastic trash that flows into the oceans yearly is expected to nearly triple by 2040 to 29 million metric tons.
Fish and other Sea Creatures ingest plastic, which can cause intestinal injury and death.
There is a Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP) in the ocean, mainly made up of plastics, that is an estimated 1.6 million square kilometers, about twice the size of texas.
Here are some actions that can help make a difference:
- Walk or Cycle:
Walking or cycling instead of driving can reduce your carbon footprint and improve your physical health. Walking or Cycling can also save you money and reduce traffic congestion.
- Eat more Whole Foods:
Processed foods often come with a lot of packaging, contributing to waste and pollution. Processed foods can also be unhealthy if they contain added sugars, salt, and unhealthy fats. When possible, eat Whole Foods or minimally processed foods.
- Avoid Sugary Foods and Drinks:
This is one of the best things we can do for our health. Sugary foods and drinks can be high in calories and low in nutrients, which can contribute to weight gain, poor nutrition, and a range of health issues.
- Be and Buy Local
By choosing to shop locally, we can reduce our carbon footprint by reducing the transportation needed. By supporting local businesses, we can also help create a more vibrant and connected community, which can positively impact our overall well-being.
- Limit Screen Time:
Reducing screen time not only benefits your health but also reduces energy consumption. Consider going for a walk or doing other physical activities instead of watching TV, using a mobile device, or using a computer.
- Practice Intermittent Fasting:
Intermittent fasting can help you consume less food, reducing your carbon footprint and giving your body a much-needed break to clean up and restore; plus a way to lose weight and potential health benefits such as metabolic improvements and even improved brain functions; read more.
- Adopt a Circular Mindset:
Reduce, reuse, and recycle. Opt for products made from recycled materials, and share or donate items that you no longer need. By adopting a circular mindset, we can reduce waste and pollution and help protect the Earth.
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