Sacrifice in the name of the Earth: three women gave up the most valuable to save the planet

Sacrifice in the name of the Earth: three women gave up the most valuable to save the planet

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The salvation of our planet begins with everyone. Three British women who want to make the world cleaner and greener, decided to sacrifice important things and do everything to make life on Earth better. Husbands supported them — so there were real eco-families. From refusing to give birth to cleaning up garbage on beaches: these women made radical life choices, putting the planet first.Sacrifice in the name of the Earth: three women gave up the most valuable to save the planetGlobal warming, environmental pollution, resource reduction: the situation on our planet is getting worse every year. Representatives of environmental organizations are trying their best to keep the Land clean and green. Protests and demonstrations are taking place all over the world, but the most important thing is to start with yourself.

Three British women decided to make the fight for the purity and well-being of the planet their life priority. They pushed the birth of children and holidays abroad to the background to help the Earth to resume.

Sacrifice in the name of the Earth: three women gave up the most valuable to save the planetJessica Johannesson, 35, believes that having children is inappropriate in the context of an environmental crisis. She and her husband, 34-year-old Adam, refused to have children, even though they had dreamed about it for a long time. The couple made this decision in the name of improving the climate situation on the planet.

Sacrifice in the name of the Earth: three women gave up the most valuable to save the planetThe couple met in Edinburgh in March 2012. Despite the fact that they have never been members of any organizations, the young people decided to take care of nature.

Sacrifice in the name of the Earth: three women gave up the most valuable to save the planetThe couple founded a society of activists in their hometown, Bath, called the "Uprising against Extermination" (Extinction Rebellion). In 2019, Jessica found the Birthstrike group in social networks, which was attended by more than 800 people who are afraid to have children because of climate change.

Sacrifice in the name of the Earth: three women gave up the most valuable to save the planetA woman thinks that she is unlikely to decide to get pregnant in the future, at least until the moment when world governments begin to quickly and radically change their policies. Her heart is torn apart by the realization that she may never become a mother, and her husband a father. Friends and relatives also regret that the couple made such a radical decision, but respect their choice. The British woman is only happy that she is fighting in the name of other children, for their bright future.

Sacrifice in the name of the Earth: three women gave up the most valuable to save the planetJessica doesn't really believe in the government's promises, but believes that if most people make maintaining a stable climate situation on the planet their priority, then politicians will have to act. She and her husband are considering adopting a child, but for now they are directing all their energy to the movement to save the Earth.

Sacrifice in the name of the Earth: three women gave up the most valuable to save the planet35-year-old Daisy Learmond heads a private school. She lives in Grosmonte with 35-year-old husband James and two children. Previously, the family often vacationed in Spain and Portugal, but now they have decided to abandon flights in the name of saving the planet.

Sacrifice in the name of the Earth: three women gave up the most valuable to save the planetThe couple met in July 2012. Young people decided to use used things in the arrangement of the house, so as not to leave behind garbage. In 2014, the couple abandoned animal products, and at the wedding they played in September 2018, they had a completely vegan table.

Sacrifice in the name of the Earth: three women gave up the most valuable to save the planetFor the children, Daisy and James used reusable diapers and wipes, as well as environmentally friendly detergents. In addition, they buy loose, not packaged products.

Sacrifice in the name of the Earth: three women gave up the most valuable to save the planetPreviously, the couple often traveled around the world, they traveled to many countries — from America to Amsterdam. In 2018, a British woman calculated how much carbon is emitted into the air during a flight and felt guilty about environmental pollution. The family decided to stop flying planes, and to use a used van for trips, which was bought a year ago.The couple began to travel around the UK and discover beautiful places in their country. Children really like traveling in a motorhome. Daisy encourages everyone to try local tourism instead of flying abroad on planes, polluting the environment.

Sacrifice in the name of the Earth: three women gave up the most valuable to save the planetThe Briton hopes that over time people will invent airplanes powered by electricity. In this case, she and her husband will be able to continue to discover the world for themselves when the children grow up. The family bought an electric car in 2016, it emits much less carbon into the atmosphere than a car running on gasoline.

Sacrifice in the name of the Earth: three women gave up the most valuable to save the planet42-year-old Lizzie Pollard lives in Emsworth with 43-year-old husband Steve and two sons. One day, the eldest son Alex, while walking along a polluted beach, which is not far from home, said that he did not like this garbage. There was a lot of plastic waste lying on the beach, and the British woman realized that she urgently needed to do something about it.

Lizzie graduated from university with a degree in marine biology, and always felt a connection with the ocean. The family often went to the beach, and it was impossible not to notice that over the past five years, the increased amount of plastic waste on the sand has become a real problem. The British woman talked about it with her friend Bianca. In 2018, women founded the organization "The Last Straw" (The Final Straw) to fight against the use of disposable plastic tableware.

Sacrifice in the name of the Earth: three women gave up the most valuable to save the planetThe group's activists organized several beach cleanups and asked local businessmen to reduce the amount of plastic used. Over time, the organization expanded and covered the entire south coast. Now more than 400 entrepreneurs have reduced the use of plastic cocktail tubes and coffee stirrers, offices have abandoned disposable cups, and local beauty salon owners have promised not to use plastic ear sticks.

Sacrifice in the name of the Earth: three women gave up the most valuable to save the planetBianca and Lizzie visited 50 schools in the Solent Strait area, talking about the dangers of plastic for the environment and the body. According to a recent study, we consume between 39,000 and 52,000 microparticles of plastic per year. In addition, the activists launched the "Day without Plastic" campaign in social networks, which was joined by many schools around the world.

British women send online materials to teachers so that they can make presentations, clean beaches and play classes with students. Thanks to the efforts of the organization's participants, plastic cocktail tubes and stirrers will be banned for sale in England from next month.Lizzie's sons, Alex and Lucas, have become little "eco-warriors". They pick up garbage wherever they see it. Parents hope that children will eventually become ardent activists and will participate in environmental campaigns. The Briton believes that in the future the beaches of the whole world will definitely become clean.

Internet users from different countries unite to take care of the surrounding nature. People collect garbage in particularly polluted areas, and then post a photo "before/ after" with the hashtag #trashtag to demonstrate the results of their work.

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