Is there anything more frightening and awful than witnessing your entire world evaporate right before your eyes? We don’t think so. Overconsumption of natural resources, deforestation, and the generation of chemical waste are all examples of irresponsible human behaviour that burden the ecosystem and have a negative influence on human life. Every year on June 5th, World Environment Day is commemorated to raise awareness about environmental conservation.
It is high time for each of us to do our part to safeguard and sustain our environment. Here are a few basic ways in which you can contribute.
Plant More Trees
Trees are the most important source of oxygen, as they absorb carbon dioxide and supply us with clean, fresh air to breathe. They help to reduce ozone levels in the atmosphere, minimize noise pollution, and produce a variety of fruits and flowers with a variety of health advantages. Indoor plants can also help to minimize air pollutants like benzene and nitrogen dioxide while also lowering the temperature in your house.
When you leave a room or aren’t using something, turn off the light, fan, or air conditioner. During the day, try to make better use of sunshine and avoid utilizing artificial lights. When you are not using an electronic appliance, unplug it. It not only helps the environment, but it also saves you money on power!!
Because water is a limited natural resource with a finite supply, it is vital to conserve it in order to protect our ecosystem and mitigate the effects of drought. Shower for a few minutes. When you’re washing dishes, don’t leave the tap running. When flushing, don’t use too much water. Fresh and clean water takes a lot of resources to get to your house, so please don’t waste it and use it carefully.
Go Paperless or Use Less Paper
We all print paperwork, tickets, and flyers, whether in the office or at home. Half-used notepads are frequently discarded. Every year, several trees are felled to make paper. So, by conserving paper, you may help the environment greatly. Only print if absolutely necessary. Subscriptions to magazines should not be purchased. For instant usage, take notes on your phone rather than on paper.
Save FuelWhen you walk or ride your bike to work, school, or other locations, you will save money on gas and burn calories, both of which are good for your health. You might also use public transportation or carpool. When stopped in traffic or at a red light, come to a complete stop. You could also buy a fuel-efficient vehicle. These actions will conserve gasoline and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the environment.
Make use of Tote Bags
When you go grocery shopping, avoid using plastic or paper bags, because plastic pollutes the environment and takes about 450 years to degrade. Make it a habit to always bring an environmentally friendly tote bag with you when you go shopping. Tote bags are made from a natural fibre that lasts longer and degrades on its own without contributing to pollution in the environment when left unused.
When you decompose leftovers, methane and other greenhouse gases are produced, which absorb the sun’s heat and contribute to global warming. Decompose your food and other organic waste as much as possible. The compost acts as a natural fertilizer, enriching the soil and promoting the growth of nutritious fruits and vegetables.