Our environment is changing all the time depending on the ways we live, travel, produce and consume goods. This varies from the construction of new buildings and transport infrastructure to waste and water treatment plants, which are done to meet societies’ needs.
All of these changes and developments have a huge impact on our natural environment. Sometimes the development can lead to serious environmental problems and irreversible degradation. This can put people’s health, safety and quality of life at serious risk. To protect the environment and to save the planet for our children and future generations, we all need to take necessary steps to achieve cleaner living habits.
The way out of this dilemma is to transform our economies and societies to make them inclusive, fair and more connected with nature. We must shift from harming the planet to healing it.
Here are some actions, that each of us should take to prevent future environmental disasters;
Recycling is such a simple thing to do, but so many people don’t do it. Everyone should educate oneself on what can and cannot be recycled in the bins at home. Instead of throwing recyclables in the trash with non-recyclables, we need to sort the wastes. This will lead trash not to be thrown on the landfills and recycled materials will have new usage.
- Use a Reusable Beverage Containers
Instead of buying individually-packaged drinks, consider buying a bulk container of the beverage and buying a reusable water bottle. Not only will this help the environment, but it will also help to save money.
- Save Electricity
Usage of the energy-efficient light bulbs instead of regular bulbs will save a lot of electricity. They last longer, which will save a bit of money. We should make ourselves turn off lights, the TV, and other appliances when we are not using them.
· Save Water
Water is wasted more frequently than we can see. Turn off the faucet while brushing the teeth. Don’t turn the shower on until ready to get in. Limit water usage while washing dishes. Changing old habits will be good for both the environment and your wallet!
- Use Reusable Bags
Whether you are shopping for food, clothes or books, use a reusable bag. Plastic grocery-type bags that get thrown out end up in landfills or in other parts of the environment. These harms the animals who get stuck in them or may mistake them for food. The most important, it takes many years for the bags to decompose.
Time is running out, and nature is in emergency steps. We need urgent action to address these pressing issues. We have only one Earth and we should focus on living sustainably in harmony with nature, which will help to ensure our unique and beautiful planet remains a comfortable home for humanity.