Want To Contribute To a Better Environment? 10 Ways to Begin with Little Steps!
A 10 step guide of simple and easy ways by which we can help the earth and perhaps change our habits!
The Earth is our home, a home that through the years has degenerated. Most of the problems the earth faces are caused by man. So, it is now our rightful duty to make sure we stop this destruction or reduce the damage we have done.
Here is how you can do it:
1. Stop buying single-use plastic
We all tend to buy single-use plastic cups especially in the form of water bottles or even coffee cups. If we consciously try to stop buying plastic by cutting down weekly, we can stop 52 bottles from entering landfills and oceans. If 50 people packed a flask or carried their bottle, more than 2,600 plastic bottles would be stopped from entering our environment altogether.
2. Shop Locally
We should make it a point to support local farmers by buying locally grown produce. This helps reduce our carbon footprint and it’s the right step to support nature.
We should try and reduce the amount of stuff we consume. If we do that, we can benefit our planet greatly. We should now reuse items and containers. This saves natural resources and energy needed to manufacture new ones. This saves money as well!
4. Reduce your Carbon Footprint
5. Plant pollinator-friendly plants 6. Keep your garden chemical-free
Even the smallest effort to reduce our carbon footprints goes a long way. So, when we know we can walk instead of taking a car, we should do it. Using other modes of transportation such as cycling, carpooling or public transport will help us reduce our carbon footprint.
We should make it a point to plant pollinator-friendly plants. This helps bees and butterflies which benefits all of us at the end of the day.
We should make it a point to cut down on the use of pesticides and herbicides. The chemicals used in these products kill butterflies, moths, bees and other pollinating incest.
9. Volunteer with an animal welfare centre or an environmental organization
We should now use energy-efficient light bulbs rather than regular light bulbs as they last longer and are better for the environment. We should also consciously turn off all the appliances when we leave a room or when they are not in use. We should always lower our air conditioning or heating whenever it’s not necessary.
We all end up wasting water more frequently than we would like. It’s the little things like Turning off the faucet when we’re brushing, or only turning on the shower when we are ready to get in that can go a long way. Limit your water usage when you wash dishes. Changing old habits can be good for us and the earth!
We should make it a point to use all the resources we have for the betterment of the Earth. And what’s a better resource than ourselves. In our free time, we should make it a point to give back to the earth by helping those who live on this planet.
If we see people littering, or wasting resources, we should make it a point to speak up. We have the gift of a voice, so we must speak for those who can’t speak for themselves. We should make it a point to speak up when we come across any form of cruelty and injustice. It’s better to say something than watch silently.
Little steps can go a very long way. With a few lifestyle changes, we can help our environment in a big way. So, it’s time to make sure we make those habitual changes. If you have any more ideas on how we can help the earth, let us know by dropping a comment in the box below.
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