How to Save the Environment Just Through your Lifestyle
It sounds easy right? You only have to do a few simple things, along with the rest of the population, and equilibrium is restored to the universe. Even though you can’t actually control anyone’s action but your own, you can start trends and make impacts on fossil fuel emissions. Now is the time when everyone has become aware of global warming. Fossil fuel emissions are one of the main contributors to this tragedy, according to expert studies.
Fossil fuels, when burned, give off carbon dioxide and other harmful gases as well as particles. All of these emissions do lead to climate change, but they can also end in death. People are literally dying in India and China due to poor air quality. If this isn’t an impetus to save the planet, then what is?
When it comes to your daily life, you can make a difference. And if you want, you can even encourage your friends and sphere of influence to make an impact as well. Every daily decision that we make from now on will affect our tomorrow.
The following are five ways that you can have a practical impact on our planet:
1. Plant Trees
Your yard is probably pretty nice, but how about adding some foliage? Trees add beauty and they give off oxygen into the environment. The best part is, they’re nature’s consumers of carbon dioxide. This is certainly a way to give back to the planet. If you don’t have a garden, how about giving your friends or relatives a tree as a gift this year? Even an indoor tree can help with all the emission problems. This way you spare them the lecture and instead do something well thought out.
2. Take Public Transit or Walk
You don’t always need your car. There are so many campaigns out there trying to encourage people to do better. If you want to really save the world from car exhaust, then you can find ways to either share a group ride or walk. Exercise is probably the best option but we don’t always have time. Even taking the bus helps.
3. The Three R’s
We should all care about reducing, reusing, and recycling. It can lead to a planet that has less waste. It takes energy to make all those paper cups and plastic bags. Many stores and countries are trying to phase out plastic bags, and you should too. Cloth shopping bags and reusable coffee containers are simple lifestyle changes. Thnk of those sea turtles in the ocean while you’re doing it. And if you can’t, then remember that air quality is a condition that will affect us all.
4. Give Your Home a Makeover
This mini-makeover is not for aesthetics, although new things always look nice. You will want to be looking for energy saving, or high energy efficiency appliances. There are so many new models out there if your appliances are on the fritz. However, if your old appliances still run well, then consider keeping them as long as possible. This will help reduce the waste from people carelessly tossing items that are still good into the trash. You can keep them in good working order, which will ultimately save you from having to bring them to a landfill. There are companies that recycle these items, so look for those. Not only will you be supporting local industry, but you will also be saving the planet.
5. Buy Items that Use Clean Energy
The world is changing, and we have already been looking for alternative energy sources. It’s exciting to be a part of the new frontier, albeit a little scary. Change can be hard for some people who fear that revenue from non-renewable resources will be lost.
Despite this, this is a movement to solar power. Some homes even are offering solar power. Governments are giving grants to people building homes as well if they want to move to solar. All in all, the world is changing for the better. If you are a first time home buyer, you can take advantage of these movements. Even older home owners can look to do renovations. The future is upon us, and we hope that it is starting to look green in the right way.
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