The earth is dying and us humans are mostly responsible for it. From inhumane activities to neglect, it is us that’s causing the most damage to poor nature.
The heatwaves have been killing hundreds of people worldwide. The temperature is increasing everywhere and the ice is melting, raising the level of the sea.
More and more animals are now considered endangered while the human population is growing tremendously.
Experts have commented that if we don’t start doing something right away, the world might end in the next 20 years.
So, it is high time for all of us to adopt a healthier lifestyle. And make this earth habitable for the future generation
After all, it’s not just ours to use up every last bit of resources, right?
However, the idea of living a healthier lifestyle and preserving earth sounds like a scary idea. Especially when we think of doing it alone.
Because people mistake preserving the earth as a collective task. When in reality, change happens if we get to work on it individually.
Here are 10 simple ways you can save the planet.
Turning off the Lights.
Electricity is definitely one of the most important human inventions. It has aided us in numerous purposes, from daily household activities to big factory work.
It has become somewhat of a necessity for all humans.
However, we have a bad habit of leaving the lights on as soon as it gets dark. Even if no one is using the room.
Turning off the lights when not using a room not also saves energy, but also decreases your electricity bills and your cooling costs.
Switch to energy-efficient lightbulbs in order to reduce pollution.
And if you’re not using any electrical gadgets, turn them off as soon as you’re done.
We tend to throw away anything we don’t feel like useful no matter if it’s still usable.
And by doing this, we’re polluting the environment in a major way.
Recycling is an amazing habit we should all learn and teach from an early age.
Clothes, glasses, papers, cell phone, aluminum, etc. can all be recycled. Thus saving a lot of things going into waste.
Also, try buying second-hand goods as much as possible.
Even small kids would know the importance of planting trees by now. Deforestation has been a major issue in the increasing environmental hazard.
And human beings are the only one to blame for this phenomenon.
Planting trees have so many benefits that it would take days to complete it.
Fresh oxygen, better soil, greenery, lesser calamities, and whatnot.
Planting trees is probably the simplest, most effective and efficient ways to save the planet.
Eating Less Processed Food.
People lately have been very much obsessed with processed food. They’re easily available, needs lesser time to prepare and also tastes delicious.
But the health factor and the pollution is often set aside and ignored.
Not only is processed food harmful to our health, they often come in plastic packaging that is destroying the earth.
So, ditch processed food and switch for a greener, more healthy diet.
Use all the Paper.
Papers have become so cheap that we tend to throw it for no apparent reason.
Just a little scribble and bam! It goes inside the dustbin.
Grow up and start using the papers to the fullest. Trees did not sacrifice their lives to become paper so you could just scribble on it and throw it.
Also, don’t throw away old newspapers. They can come in handy in many ways.
You can also turn papers into you very own personalized gift wrapper. And reduce your junk mail as much as possible.
There some people who just like to sit in the shower and do nothing. Some would leave the water running while brushing their teeth.
People, especially the privileged ones tend to forget the importance of water.
Just because it comes out of your tap 24/7 and earth is covered mostly with water doesn’t mean there is an abundance of it.
Water is important for all living beings, and wasting it means wasting our own lives.
Always try to preserve water whenever possible. Maybe take a shorter shower or don’t pre-rinse the dishes.
Use Matches instead of Lighters.
Lighters may be easier to use and fancier than matches, but it is more harmful to the environment.
Lighters are made of plastic and are disposable, there more than 1.5 billion lighters end up in landfills annually.
Also, they are filled with butane which is not so good for the environment.
Instead, switch to matches, specifically made with paper. Because the wooden ones are made from trees but the paper ones are from recycled papers.
Plastic is one of the biggest problems and threats to the environment.
Plastics are neither recyclable nor biodegradable.
Every plastic that’s ever been made is still on earth. And that is a lot.
Plastics end up in our landfills and oceans.
Plastic on the seas and oceans have become such a huge threat to aquatic life.
Ditch the plastic bags for bags made from recycled fabrics. Get a glass water bottle instead of a plastic one.
Use Rechargeable Batteries.
The corrosive acid found in the batteries we use is very harmful to the soil.
It damages the quality of the soil resulting in infertility.
Rechargeable batteries and charging units might be slightly expensive. But using them saves you money in the long run. And also makes the soil safer.
Education and Awareness.
A lot of people, for example, the President of the United States believe that global warming is a made-up problem.
A lot of people don’t even know what global warming is. They just can’t seem to wrap their heads around with the heatwave going on.
Lack of education and awareness about environmental damage is what causes more damage to the environment.
People don’t have proper knowledge about recycling and reusing things.
And also the ignorant behavior of a lot of people is what destroying the planet.
People need to be aware of the dangers of climate change and global warming in order to make this world a better place.