What Can We Do To Protect Mother Nature?
We all might be proud of the rapid growth of the human race, however, because of this, our mother nature has to suffer a lot because of our overexploitation of various natural resources. Various environmentalists have already raised concerns about the ever-increasing sea levels, rise in the overall temperature due to global warming, depletion of the ozone layer, and so on.
We should start taking initiatives right away, otherwise, things can get out of hand in no time. As common citizens, we obviously can't make any remarkable changes in one day, but if each of us takes a small initiative, it can add up quickly towards making our planet earth a better place to live.
Here are some things you can do as common people towards the well-being of our mother nature:-
We all have a huge dependency on water, as it plays an important role in a lot of tasks in our daily lives. From drinking and bathing to taking care of our laundry, everything required the involvement of water. However, you might not even realize it, but many of us tend to waste a lot of water when we are not even using it. Some days you might forget to turn off your tap or ignore a leaky faucet. Sure a few minutes of wasted water might not seem like a lot, but according to sources we lose around 90 gallons of water every day in our country, due to leakages alone. So, next time you see leakage, make sure to fix it as soon as possible.
Driving cars can produce a lot of greenhouse gases. In fact, according to experts, we tend to produce around 1,600 pounds of green gases every year, so it's high time to stop relying on cars for every small commuting need. For instance, if you have to go somewhere close to your neighborhood or go grocery shopping, try to use a bicycle instead of a car. Apart from that, even while going to work, you can use public transport from time to time instead of using cars. This way you will not add to the pollution.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
We are already seeing a lot of recycling initiatives, carried out by the concerned authorities in various localities. And, it's time to do something on your part. On average a common Indian household produces around 12,000 pieces of paper as waste every year. Therefore, to reduce this water you can use reusable bags, and avoid the usage of any disposable items such as paper napkins, disposable glasses or spoons, and so on. Even while ordering online, you can order two or three items simultaneously to reduce the packaging waste. And, most importantly, try to recycle your own paper whenever possible.
Switch to LEDs
You might have heard of Compact fluorescent light bulbs or otherwise known as CFLs. Sure they can be quite energy-efficient and have a longer lifespan, however, there are a lot of issues with the CFL bulbs from an environmental perspective. These bulbs can't be disposed of easily, as they constitute some content of mercury, which might harm the surrounding ecosystem where it is disposed of.
Therefore, for these reasons you should definitely consider switching to LEDs, as they are much more efficient than CFLs and have narrow wavelengths. Sure they can be a bit expensive, but considering their usual lifespan it's definitely worth it. The usual lifespan of any LED bulb can be around 30,000 hours compared to a mere 8,000 hours of CFL bulbs.
Until now, we have ignored our mother nature and only cared about development and exploited its resources to meet our requirements. Obviously, we can't afford to stagnate the growth of our human race, but it will be better for both of us when we will start to adopt eco-friendly approaches. Sure it can take some time to adjust to new ways, but if we want to keep prospering even in the future, then this is the only option.
And as responsible citizens of our country, we must play our individual roles, otherwise, it won't make a difference. The moment we start working collectively, a lot can be done, and we can surely ensure a better future for our future generation!
Author- Ramesh Chaurasia
A superior and highly experienced entrepreneur in the field of business for quite a long time now. Also, a philanthropist, author, and public speaker who believes in working towards the overall well-being and betterment of society as a whole.