We’re not the only ones who are and will be living on this planet. Looking after the environment isn’t only for our own sake, but for others too, such as the wildlife and even our future children’s children.
But how can a small person like us care for a huge planet?
Conserving the environment sure needs some time and effort. But, whether or not you’re an influential person and regardless of your age, there are ways how you can help Mother Earth even with simple and small actions. Here are some of them.
You’ve already probably heard of a lot of people encouraging recycling and, yes, you’re hearing it from us again too. This is because recycling is one of the most effective ways to conserve the environment.
Recycling reduces the need for extracting and processing raw materials, which causes negative effects on the environment. Also, advisers for change at www.trvst.world say that when you recycle, you’re reducing the amount of waste sent to incinerators and landfills. Therefore, you’re also reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Grow a Garden and Keep it Chemical Free
Growing a garden has so many benefits for your health. It improves your mood, helps prevent diseases, and it can even bring food to your table. But it’s more than just that.
Believe it or not, growing a garden can also benefit your environment that animals, as well as the future generations, can enjoy. This is because when you grow a garden, you can control what goes in and out of your garden.
This benefits the environment because if you were to keep your garden free from chemicals, you’re not just able to provide healthier food for your family, but you can also prevent pollution in your environment as no harmful chemical will go into your area’s water supply and your soil will remain healthy.
Dispose Waste Properly
Have you flushed paper towels, condoms, dental floss, etc. on your toilet? Have you poured used oil or chemicals in your sink even once? If you did and if you’re still doing it, you might want to get rid of this habit now.
The way you dispose of waste can affect the environment too. Not only will the waste flushed down the toilet, as well as the waste poured down the sink, clog your pipes, but they can also contaminate the ground and surface water in your area. As a result, your waters may become polluted.
What you can do is dispose of your waste in the right bins they belong to. Throw the biodegradable waste in trash cans meant for biodegradable waste, non-biodegradable for its designated bin, and so on. This will help to recycle better and will prevent chemicals from mixing with other materials that could cause further damage to the environment.
Another common and simple way to help the betterment of the environment is to conserve water.
Water plays an important role in the environment. We don’t just need it to stay hydrated, but it is also essential in keeping our belongings and surroundings clean, it helps with growing plants and more.
When it becomes contaminated, we’re at risk of many diseases and outbreaks. And, needless to say, we won’t have something to drink. It’s a basic and important necessity, which is why we need to conserve it too.
To conserve it, one of the things you can do is to manage your waste properly and prevent using harsh chemicals in your garden to keep contamination at bay. Additionally, if not in use, turn off faucets so the future generations will still be able to enjoy a clean and enough supply of water.
Smoking is not just dangerous for your health and your loved ones. The smoke that a single cigarette produces can also harm the environment as it releases toxic air pollutants into the atmosphere.
Cigarette butts are also a threat to the environment. This is because they still release toxic chemicals as they decompose. These chemicals can seep into soils then into the waterways, polluting both the soil and the water.
So, as early as you can, quit smoking. Your health and your loved ones aren’t the only ones who’ll thank you for quitting, but the future generation and nature will too.
We only have one planet. But, we have so many ways to conserve it. And even if you start small today, those little actions are already a lot of help for the environment, as well as for others and the wildlife that depends on it.