As technology has extensively spread like wild fire, our environment is also changing. Due to such imperative changes, there are a lot of things that affect our planet in good and bad ways. Each one of us as an individual is in one way or the other responsible in this change.
Thus we must join together and make few changes in our living styles, which will help in reducing that bit to save the environment. In today’s world, no individual operates in a vacuum. Our choices and behaviors have a ripple effect that reaches across the world and on to future generations.
What we buy, what we do or do not recycle, what we “throw away” has an impact on an ever more interconnected planet. If we want future generations to continue to have this great wealth of natural resources, it will take an all-hands effort to preserve clean air, water and soil.
Through simple, responsible behavior shifts, we can be good stewards of the environment. An important area of environmental concern is waste. It’s called garbage, trash, and municipal solid waste - things like the potato peelings leftover from dinner preparation, a broken flip-flop, an empty mustard jar, or a candy wrapper. Over the past 30 years, the waste produced has more than doubled. People are buying more convenience items and more disposables.
How can we solve our waste problems? Experts recommend that consumers to:
Reduce the amount of waste, Recycle items into new products through a manufacturing process, and Reuse the products in a different way. Waste management practices, such as reducing, reusing, recycling, and composting, divert materials from the waste stream.
Want to help save the environment? Taking steps to conserve and reuse is easier than you might think. You can do your part to help save the environment by changing some daily habits around energy and water consumption; changing your eating and transportation habits; and adapting your home and yard to be more environmentally friendly.
These are some extremely easy ways that can help save the environment.
1. Changing your daily habits: Save Electricity: We all use electricity in various ways that includes lights, television, computers, printers, fans and so on. If you’re not using, turn it off and save electricity. It is always good to unplug anything that you do not use such as laptop, chargers, toasters etc as they can dissipate phantom energy.
Another helpful gesture is to use CFL bulbs, since it's not only energy saving, but cuts down on electricity costs as well. Install solar panels on your roof to convert sunlight to electricity. Conserve water: Make conscious choices to lower your consumption of water. Recycle all you can.
Avoid using disposable items and carry your own reusable items. When it comes to how to save the environment at home, the first thing to do is to avoid letting water run continuously or leave taps partially open. Make sure that taps are not leaky, or left unattended without use. This would help greatly in water conservation.
2. Change in your eating habits: Save Animals: Most animals are been killed for their fur and skin which has lead to the threat of extinction of these animals. By minimizing the use of animal products can stop these cruelties towards these animals. To save endangered animals, most important thing you can do is to preserve their habitats.
3. Changing your transportation habits: “Walk more, Drive Less” is the best way for changing your transportation habits. It also has numerous health benefits and studies have proved that it’s better to walk or ride a bicycle short distances instead of using automobiles because it directly reduces energy consumption and lower production of pollutants. Thus it’s beneficial for both you and the environment.
4. Adapting your Home, your Yard: Plant barrier trees around your house to protect from wind and sun! Deciduous tress provides shade in summer, yet allowing warm rays to enter your house during the colder months. Be sure to consider the future growth of any plantings and plant far enough from your house that the root systems will not interrupt your foundation.
Plant vegetable and fruit trees so you won’t need to buy these at the store. Try to implement techniques so that your garden does not require fertilizers or excessive watering. Use rain barrels or other containers to gather rainwater.
Use this water on plants in your garden. Dig up a compost area in your yard to put your yard waste, fruit peels and uneaten food. Keep your compost heap as far from all water sources as possible, and if you can, put a couple layers of concrete blocks or bricks around your heap to avoid a mess on your lawn.
5. Reusing Items: Donate unused usable household items. Donate clothes and household items to charity. By practicing some of these amazing environmental ethics,we should be able to do what we can, for it to have a bigger impact on the planet at large.
Don't think that by being environmental conscious, you are being a sissy in some way, if you were to point it out to someone who's hard headed when it comes to how to save the environment. As long as you do your part, and try to pass on that knowledge, the world is a small step closer to being saved.