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Obvious Bits  Obvious Shit we can all do to combat the climate crisis and enact system change 🇦🇺 / 🇩🇰

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"This simple act of extending the life of our garments through proper care and repair reduces the need to buy more over time - thereby avoiding the CO2 emissions, waste output and water usage required to build it." - Rose Marcario, @Patagonia CEO

To celebrate all the amazing support we’ve received we’ve decided to give away a small kit to help you create small change at home!

Prize Includes:
1 x Medium Glass @keepcup
2 x Stainless Steel Straws from @sprocketandsteel
1 x @onyalife reusable mesh produce bags (set of 5)
2 x Bamboo socks from @thoughtclothing
1 x Bamboo toothbrush from GoBamboo

To win all you need to do is:
- COMMENT one small step you’ve taken in the last month (here or on our corresponding Facebook post)
- FOLLOW ObviousBits on instagram & facebook.

The lucky winner will be chosen at random and announced via our Instagram Story on Sunday the 20th of August. Good luck!

Most of the time something can be fixed with a service, new part, or a handy how-to on the internet. At the same time take care of what you have, you’d be surprised by how long a phone can last when it's kept in a case.

However if you are set on new, then sell or donate your used items to be fixed for someone else. Used items create repair jobs in all communities (local or not) where less and less skilled labour jobs are able to be relied upon. And when something is repaired and sold it opens doors to those who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford laptops, washing machines and the like. So next time it breaks, fix it or find someone who can!

20 - 40% of all fruits and vegetables never make it to the supermarket because they don't match the cosmetic standards we associate with fresh produce. So next time you see an out of shape carrot or a banana that's quite brown remember that it's what's on the inside that counts!

Roughly one third of food produced for human consumption goes to waste, and when that food is thrown out we are also wasting the water, energy, money and resources it took to get it to the kitchen. Then when those food scraps end up rotting in landfill more greenhouse gases are created!

So try to reduce your impact by remembering that the skins, stalks, leaves and seeds are part of the plant and not an obstacle!

🌿 @plasticfreejuly 🌱

Small changes in your lifestyle can have a dramatic impact on the amount of single-use plastics you throw away each year. It's as easy as 1, 2, 3.
It can seem to many as if changes on this scale aren't making an impact, so it's important to remember that consumer boycotts are an effective way to communicate when other means have proved unsuccessful.

If you’re not used to contacting representatives about issues that concern you, now seems as good a time as any to make it a habit. A lot of people worry that this sort of action makes them a nuisance, that they are wasting time or that their concerns won’t be taken seriously, so it’s helpful to remember that political representatives are paid to represent you!

We each have a powerful voice, but it’s up to us to make sure we’re speaking for ourselves and those without the privilege to do so.

Reduce your impact. Repair or alter what you already own. Recycle, Re-gift or Re-sell what you no longer wear. Revisit old favourites. Research ethical & eco-friendly brands. Repurpose what's unwearable. And Remember that everyday choices make a difference! (We are now posting HD video and images on the Obvious Bits for page) @ecoage @truecostmovie #whomademyclothes #fashionrevolution

3) We know that vegetarian and vegan diets aren’t an option for all, but eating meat (or beef) just once or twice a week will go a long way in addressing the world's environmental problems #eatlessbeef @cowspiracy

2) Agriculture is responsible for a staggering amount of the world's greenhouse gas emissions and the majority of deforestation and forest degradation #eatlessbeef @cowspiracy

1) Water and land is used to grow crops to bulk up livestock. These animals emit high levels of CO2, methane and excrement that pollutes the air and water. They are transported in trucks to slaughterhouses where they are wrapped in plastic and sent in ships and trucks across the world #eatlessbeef @cowspiracy

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