What can I do? Sustainable habits in energy consumption and production

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02/06/21

A guide with tips and information to ensure that our everyday actions contribute to preventing and avoiding environmental impact.

From 1 to 4 June, the UOC community will celebrate World Environment Day and EU Green Week with a series of workshops designed to provide you with the tools you need to adopt a sustainable lifestyle and contribute to the conservation of the planet.

On the occasion of this annual event, the Library team has prepared a guide, along with a selection of educational content such as books, videos, blogs and documentaries, on energy empowerment, sustainable food and water consumption. By following these recommendations, you can ensure that your individual actions will have the least possible impact on the environment.

Energy consumption

Looking at the energy label on a domestic appliance before buying it and buying energy-efficient light bulbs are some of the practical tips you will find in the guide to help you to make decisions. It also includes information about renewable energy, energy saving and the ecological crisis as well as talks on more aspects of energy, a resource which, despite using it every day, we know very little about.

Sustainable food

The decisions we make at the point of sale also have social and environmental repercussions. Buying local and seasonal products can help reduce the energy costs of transport and provides consumers with more information about the source of the products they buy. Moreover, planning your meals and using leftovers helps to reduce food waste.

In the Library guide, you can find good consumption practices and awareness-raising campaigns to reduce food waste.

Other tips

Did you know that sending emails also has an impact on the environment and that food production plays a major role in the emission of greenhouse gases? A variety of practical advice is offered, including how to grow your own urban garden at home and how to reduce your digital footprint.

The guide also contains information about the creation of World Environment Day and the reasons why it is such an important event on the international calendar.