Humans are the smartest of all living beings, and therefore it is their responsibility to take better care of the mother earth. With the growing population and negligence of people, the planet earth has been exploited to a great extent. People are taking so much from nature, but when it comes to paying back, they have hardly anything to offer. It’s high time we all must take small steps towards healing the earth and making it a better place to live.
Minimize the Carbon Emissions
Carbon gases are primarily responsible for the greenhouse effect and ozone depletion. Hence it is imperative to reduce the impact of carbon emissions on the atmosphere. According to research, earth’s temperature has increased by 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit in a span of hundred years. Vehicle emissions contribute a significant share of greenhouse gases and to reduce the effect we should minimize the usage of automobiles in our daily routine. Carpooling and the use of bicycles are highly recommended for reducing the vehicle emissions.
Start Saying No to Plastic
Plastic products are non-biodegradable substances and remain on earth for a long period. These substances are very harmful, if combusted release dioxins, which is a powerful human carcinogen. We are facing the harmful effects of plastic bags due to which several countries have already banned the usage of these bags. Our increased dependence on plastic products has severely affected the ecological balance. We can heal mother earth by not using or minimizing the usage of the plastic product. We can use stainless steel and other metals instead of the plastic utensils. Always carry jute or paper bags instead of plastic bags whenever you go shopping.
Fresh Water Conservation
Fresh water depletion is a major concern that needs our attention. The industrial activities have polluted ground water and other freshwater resources. A human being cannot survive for more than three days without water. In the contemporary situation, conserving water and judicious use of fresh water is a crucial step for the human race. Chemical wastages are polluting rivers in developing countries. The marine life in those water bodies is on the verge of extinction. Refraining yourself from polluting these natural resources and spreading this awareness is a perfect way to contribute to the process of healing mother earth.
Minimize Energy Usage
Energy generation requires a long process and resources so we should use energy sensibly. To generate each watt of electricity we are employing a lot of natural resources. Further, carbon emission happens in the process of energy consumption, so we are emitting harmful gases in both the methods of energy generation and consumption. To combat the increasing energy demands we need to be careful about our energy usage. Saving energy will save a lot for us.
There are several ways through which we can ensure our participation in the process of maintaining the ecological balance. It only requires a sensibility towards nature and the vision of a clean and healthy world. It is high time we have to think about what kind of earth we will leave for the posterity.