It’s already past high time to do your share for environment. Our planet is indeed gasping for breath at present. So start with simple things that can make a big difference. We must remember that nature has its own destructive ways of getting back at us. We have all experienced unfavourable and life- taking natural calamities across the globe, like acid rain, flash floods, drought, torrential storms, hurricanes, Tsunami, and other forms of natural catastrophes.
Here are some small and simple ways you can save nature:
- Walk more, drive less: Choose to walk short distances instead of taking out your car every time. Walk down to the gym, office (if it’s near), run errands (literally), etc. Or better still- use a bicycle. Besides saving nature, both walking and cycling are good forms of exercises. And each time you keep away from using you car, you contribute to reduce air pollution. Moreover, you consume less oil, preserving one of the greatest and most important natural resource. You also save money.
- Change your driving style: Do not drive in low gear as it consumes more fuel. On the same line, accelerating and applying brake too often consumer more fuel. Turn the ignition off when you halt at signals. Try taking the shortest route to your destination as it will consume less fuel and cause less pollution. Share cars whenever possible. 5 people going to the same place at the same time but in 5 different cars is a great waste of fuel. So popularize the concept of car pool. Don’t honk unnecessarily as that adds up to noise pollution.
- Cut off CFC: CFCs contribute to greenhouse effect and ozone depletion. They are released from air conditioning systems, aerosol sprays, and refrigerators. Some cosmetic products also contain CFCs. Many countries have already the banned the use of CFCs and it’s time you should too. Using CFC products is the simplest way you can prevent the harm they cause to environment.
- Change habits: Some simple habits in the workplace can help you contribute towards saving the environment. Print when it is absolutely necessary. Printing unnecessarily leads to wastage of paper, ink and power. Practice using email for correspondence rather than prints. When leaving for the day, turn your computer off. Switch off the computer screen when you are away for breaks, trainings, or meetings. Switch off lights when everyone leaves office. Avoid over- use of air conditioners. Avoid using disposable cups and plates when you have the option for using ceramic.
- Recycle and reuse: Buy recyclable paper and sustainable products to protect forest species. Recycle your cell phones as well. Reuse all things that can be fixed or repaired. Collect books, used papers, old newspapers, magazines, bottles and any other things that you could sell to the junkyard. There’s money you can earn doing this, while doing your part for nature. You can recycle metals, like copper, silver, aluminum, etc. Scrap wire recycling is also a good way to recycle metals.
Author’s Bio:Adam Wilson is a renowned author. He has written many articles on different ways to save nature and this article is one among them.
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You CAN help protect the natural environment!
In celebration of Earth Day, here are some reminders about how you can contribute to saving our one and only planet. Population boom and fossil fuel based technological advancements have taken a serious toll on our natural environment. So now we need to do our part in reversing the effects of degradation in order for humanity to continue living in a habitable and sustainable way.
In essence, the 3 Rs –Reduce, Reuse and Recycle are still as relevant and important as ever.
Here are 10 simple ways to conserve and protect the environment through small changes to your daily routine for a better world for you, your family, your community and all living things now and forever.
1. Create a compost heap in your garden or use a compost bin. This helps recycle food waste and other biodegradable materials.
2. When going shopping, make it a habit to bring your own eco-bags and say no to plastic bags as much as possible.
3. Join as many tree planting trips as you can.
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4. If possible, try carpooling to work, business presentations, events, or even to run errands. Think of ways you can reduce the number of trips you make using your car.
5. Reduce emissions from cars by walking or cycling. These are not just great alternatives to driving, they are also great exercise.
6. Use public transport, when you can, for everyday travel.
7. Send your drinking bottles, paper, used oil, old batteries and used tires to a depot for recycling or safe disposal; all these very cause serious pollution.
8. Do not pour chemicals and waste oil on to the ground or into drains leading to bodies of water.
9. Wherever possible, separate biodegradable and recyclable waste from non-biodegradable and work to reduce the amount of non-biodegradable or recyclable waste.
10. Reduce the amount of meat you eat, or even better become vegetarian.
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