Do you also see a new natural disaster every time you switch on the news? If yes, then it’s time to hold the torch of saving your planet in your own hands. Everything you do makes a difference. Every day news reports reveal how humans are destroying the beautiful habitat at an unprecedented rate.
Therefore, to save the environment from a climatic apocalypse, people from all walks of life can contribute each day to reduce their carbon footprint and make their activities more eco-friendly. Even governments and organizations call for alternate options like tree-moving in a city, rather than cutting them down.
So, there are several ways that you can help protect this environment, such as:
Follow The Three “R’s
Follow the three “R’s—reduce, reuse, and recycle to conserve the natural resources.
- Reduce the usage of non-biodegradable plastic bags, which takes years to decompose and add to our landfills. Instead, whenever you go shopping for clothes, food, or books, always carry a reusable bag. This will help cut down on plastic waste and prevent animals from getting choked on them.
- You can further reuse water bottles and other stuff instead of buying new every time. Refrain from buying individually-packaged drinks; instead buy a bulk container of your desired beverage to reuse the bottles. In addition to helping save the environment, it will also help you save money since you would be buying in wholesale then.
- Lastly, contribute to easy recycling of your garbage. One of the simplest ways, recycling is often ignored. You simply need a bin and dump in it your segregated trash for free. Moreover, nowadays, many garbage disposal companies are coming forward to offer recycling services. So, check with your area’s company and seek their help for recycling.
Freshwater is immensely scarce and gets wasted far more frequently than we know.
- Though high school advice, it is utterly important to turn off the faucet when not in use—whether you are brushing your teeth, washing hands, or getting a bath.
- Don’t turn on your shower until you’re already in.
- Cut down on your water consumption while washing dishes, as these habits will benefit both environment and your expenses.
- Moreover, the less water you use, the less runoff and wastewater will flow to the ocean.
- Also, cut down on the use of toxic chemicals in your home and office as these chemicals then end up in our waterways, thus, polluting water bodies.
- Opt for energy-efficient light bulbs instead of regular bulbs to reduce the energy consumption.
- Turn off lights, TV, computers, and other electrical appliances when they are not in use. This will help you save money as your electricity bill will get reduced.
- Many people tend to ignore, but remember to lower your air conditioning or heating when it’s not required, especially for between seasons.
Therefore, the most important thing is to educate. Help other people understand the importance of conserving our natural resources—the most important being energy and water. So, it’s unnecessary to be a “green hero” to contribute to the environment. You just need to develop lots of less earth-friendly habits that might not seem too important for you.