In this we talks about an extremely harsh truth that we, the people, have refused to face. We have been taking our mother earth for granted since time immemorial and now our greed is taking a toll on its natural resources. What we seem to have conveniently forgotten is the fact that we need Earth to survive and not vice versa! So, before it is too late, and our greed plays havoc in our lives, it is time to wake up and take action. Here are a few simple ways through which we contribute a bit towards protecting the environment without having to make drastic changes in our lifestyle:
1- Reduce waste: So when was the last time you carried your own carry bag to the grocery shop? Well, if you haven’t incorporated this bit in your lifestyle then it is high time we should do it. Did you know that every year we dump a massive 2.12 billion tons of waste. If all this waste was put on trucks they would go around the world 24 times. This is partly because 99 percent of the stuff we buy is trashed within 6 months. So reduce the waste and reuse your trash. Simple-Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
2- Save energy: Every time you leave your room, make sure that all the electrical appliances are switched off and the water tap is also in the off position. This way you will save a lot of electricity and water. Did you know the average household’s leaks can account for more than 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year, or the amount of water needed to wash 270 loads of laundry. Reduce this wastage of worth. Remember- Earth ‘Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed’ – Mahatma Gandhi.
3- Recycle: You will be amazed at the number of products you can recycle and turn them into something beautiful. Trust me, it is nothing short of magic, when a modest pet bottle becomes a snazzy T shirt or a grand chandelier. You can recycle products at home or you can purchase recycled products.