You've reached the Land & Waster action pledge! Before we proceed to commit to an action, let's go over some interesting facts that highlight why this topic is an important one in tackling climate change.
Enough plastic is thrown away each year to circle the Earth four times! Only 5% of the plastics we produce are recovered. A significant portion of our plastic waste ends up in oceans. This has led to the creation of the Great Pacific Garbage patch.
Combined, the Earth's land and ocean carbon sinks absorb about half of the carbon emissions caused by human activity.
Climate Change can affect Earth's ecosystems in many different ways. Ocean acidification is the result of the ocean absorbing higher levels of atmospheric Carbon Dioxide. This results in a disruption of the food chain.
So, we can see why our land and water ecosystems affect and are affected by climate change. You can take action to help our planet in many amazing ways. In the pledge below, we explore some of the ways you can be a part of the change needed to preserve Earth.