It’s the 21st century, and we are all very much aware of the changes the earth has been going, some of which have left us wondering how will it ever end? One of such things is global warming. We don’t know that yet, but we know that doing our part would definitely change something. So here are some simple things you could follow or do to contribute to your part in reducing the problem.
- As cliche as it may sound, recycling is what contributes the most to reducing this problem. There are a lot of products we can reuse and a lot we can decrease use as well. Instead of plastic bags, use paper or cotton, or cloth bags wherever possible. Yes, avoiding plastic is a tough thing to do, but avoiding it wherever possible is easy.
- Don’t discard your clothes and throw them away, and you can always donate the good ones to people in need and recycle the ones that are in no state to wear or use.
- Take advantage of the public transport whenever possible and carpool often. Always try to find an environmentally friendly way to get from place A to place B
- Buy your clothes from places where sustainability is the first priority. Thrift stores are one of the best options to get your clothes from.
- Always try to invest less in idle things or things that you don’t really need. Always try to fix things before discarding them forever to the dumpsters.
- Harmful styrofoam clamps and plastic cutlery ending up in the ocean are killing marine life, so it’s better to carry your own reusable or steel cutlery around whenever you feel like you will need it.
- Standard light bulbs use twelve times more power than the led bulbs and work for just a fraction of the time. On the other hand, LED bulbs last for around fifty thousand hours. So using LEDs instead of regular lights does save a lot of electrical energy.
- Stop using disposable water bottles. If possible, install a water purifier at your home and start using reusable water bottles.
- Try to take responsibility for the community dumpster disposal and pick-up services and, if possible, take volunteer groups to sort out the waste for recycling.
- Use solar energy as much as possible. Change your house’s energy system to a solar energy system if you have the chance. Solar power is unlimited and very economical. It might be hard to afford, but saving up and investing in solar panels can actually save you some money and make you very eco-friendly.
- Fly less, of course, and you can’t help using airlines in case of emergencies but don’t use your money for extravaganza and fly more. It affects nature more than you could ever imagine.
- Install slow-flowing taps, faucets, and showerheads in your home.
The concept is based on not creating or inflicting further harm to the environment than we already have and preventing as much damage from occurring to the environment. A study by the students of the environmental sciences at Harvard University implies that the earth that we know today will be far different from the earth we will see after 12 years. If this situation persists, it’s about time for all of us to keep ourselves aware of the happenings and act accordingly.
Try to be as green as possible, plant some trees in your house, grow an ecosystem if possible. Avoid actions that you know might cause harm to the greenery in your surroundings. Try to find sustainable alternatives for things that are unsustainable. Be responsible, and don’t forget to do your part well.