Mother Earth has treated us well. With all of her dedication and generosity, human beings have been provided with everything we need for tens of thousands of years.
But what have we done to pay back her love? We pollute the environment and waste resources thoughtlessly. Global warming, climate change, and extreme weather have left Mother Earth crying out for help. It is high time for human beings to reconsider the way we have treated our environment.
Saving the planet may sound like a huge undertaking but if we all do our bit, we can make some major progress. By making small changes and taking some simple eco-friendly actions, everyone can contribute to saving the planet.
Here are 7 simple things we can do right away to help save Mother Earth!
Conserve Energy and Natural Resources
The first thing that we should all keep in mind is that natural resources are limited. Due to our wasteful over-usage of paper, electricity, and fossil fuels, we are running out of coal, oil, wood, and clean water.
Despite this, big manufacturers are working day and night to meet our voracious appetite for energy, which has resulted not only in depleted resources but also in serious air pollution and water contamination on a global scale.
To stop this situation from worsening further, it is so important to be mindful of how we use energy. Start with these small things:
- Turn off all lights when you are not in the room
- Unplug all electronics when they’re not in use
- Opt for a quick shower rather than a bath
- Fix your leaky water taps
- Use energy-efficient light bulbs
- Switch to e-books to reduce paper use
- Use laptops with extended battery life instead of computers, etc.
Shifting to renewable resources suppliers is also a great alternative to fossil fuel-based energy. Using a biomass boiler or a solar heating system in your home is a great start.
Use Eco-Friendly Products
One of the biggest problems facing Mother Earth is the amount of polyurethane polluting the oceans. This comes from all the plastic products that we throw away and that find their way into the ocean.
The eco-friendly experts at beeco explained that there are so many great eco-friendly products that we can buy. These products are made from 100% recycled or renewable materials which prevent further plastic pollution and save manufacturing energy.
It is so important that we remain mindful of what we are buying and how it was made every time we make a purchase. If everyone opts for organic cosmetics, fairtrade coffee, and recycled clothing, our footprint on Mother Earth would be dramatically reduced.
Plant a Tree
When we were kids, we were all told how planting a tree could save the earth, but sadly for so many of us, this message failed to resonate as we became adults. Trees clean the air and provide oxygen and food which is renewable and biodegradable. The greener the earth, the better for everyone.
Unfortunately, the depletion of the rainforests for fuel, paper, and especially to clear land for agriculture is rampant. Whilst planting one tree may seem like a drop in the ocean compared to the problem, it is a great way to start and especially to get children thinking about environmental issues.
Recycle and Reuse
Recyclable materials include paper and wood, glass, plastic, and certain metals. By reducing the demand for raw materials which consume huge amounts of energy to be produced, recycling and reusing these materials can help to keep the earth healthy and preserve its precious resources.
Recycling paper and wood is one of the easiest changes for beginners to make when embarking on their new environment-friendly journey.
Spread the News
Following the tips laid out above is a great way to contribute to the health of our planet but to make an impact everyone needs to do their part. If we all start making changes at home, at work, at school, and everywhere else we spend time, our loved ones and colleagues will see what we are doing and will be inspired to do the same.
Reach out to friends and family and explain some of the global environmental issues that you are passionate about. We all worry about these same issues but many of us believe that the problem is just too big for us to make any real impact. Show this guide to everyone you know and help them to start implementing some of these changes into their own lives.
It’s clear that if we keep taking things for granted and destroying the planet at our current rate that disaster is inevitable. Saving the planet does not have to be difficult, but it requires serious action from every single individual. Start following these simple tips today. Small changes now can make a big difference in the future!