This post was most recently updated on April 23rd, 2018
Now a days we hear a lot of debate on climate changes, deforestation, pollution etc.
All these issues are related to destruction of the environment around us.
It is everyone’s duty to protect the environment.
Since we are born, brought up and even perish in the environment, we are indebted to it.
Our only responsibility to it will be to safe guard the environment.
The environment was fine for many centuries in the past.
It started getting deteriorated rapidly since few decades.
This is due to over exploitation and also use of technology.
Tips on How to Save the Environment
Go organic: This means to use food and other substance made by organic methods. Going organic is one of the best ways to save the earth. It has many ways like
- Improves health: Organic food consumption is said to be healthier than other food stuff from market. They tend to reduce the chances of diseases and there by the use of drugs. Drugs are made by use of many chemicals and high amount of electric energy. So one can save the environment in terms of chemical spillage on land and polluting the environment in terms of energy usage.
- Save the birds & other animals: When crops are grow using artificial fertilizers, the chances getting infected with pests and diseases is high. So farmers use highly toxic pesticides to control them. In doing so, the pesticides from plant are consumed by insects, larvae which become prey to birds. These birds on consuming them get killed by the poison.
- Minimize water and land pollution: Since there is minimization of pesticide and other harmful chemical use in organic farming, there is no chance of ground water contamination and also river water contamination. Because, when there are rains, the toxin from farm are carried away by water into rivers or into the ground water. When pesticides are avoided, such problem is prevented.
Grow trees: Trees are life saviors for many animals on the earth including humans. These trees should be spared and grown more. It should be duty of everyone to grow more trees. Growing trees has many advantages which saves life like
- Decrease air pollution: Trees take up the poisonous gases from air. In doing so, they minimize pollution. They take up carbon-dioxide at faster rate than other gases. but still on the longer run, they minimize the pollution of all the air content and bring a safe balance. So iti s important to grow as many trees as possible to minimize air pollution.
- Absorb suns heat: Many countries suffer due to excess heat of summer. But we can clearly notice that, among such countries, place with large number of trees are cooler than remaining parts. I personally noticed that in a lush green education campus the temperature was low b two degrees than outside it. This is because of only sufficient trees.
- Bring rainfall: Rainfall is a sequence of water cycle. Water from land and oceans is collected by evaporation into sky. This forms clouds and reach the ground as rainfall at places where the clouds get cooled. So we can notice that, rainfall occurs in place where there are sufficient trees but not over desert areas. Trees bring in rainfall which can help the land animals get water to drink.
Minimize travel. Travel is for fun, recreation, learning and even for work. This does not mean that we should avoid travel. But we can definitely avoid unnecessary travel. For examples traveling to our work place daily for miles together. This adds to air pollution, sound pollution, death of small animals (road accidents) and also physical stress.
The other way around is to stay near the place of work or schooling. This avoids even daily cost of travel and adds to save environment.
If we go by facts, almost 90% of people who go for work, travel. Some use automobiles, while other bicycles and some even walk. Though walking, cycle are safer, it is not feasible for long distance travel due to time constraints. So it is good to stay near the work place.
Save rainwater: Water is essential for drinking and other needs to all the living beings. This drinking water and fresh water is provided by some perennial rivers, ground water and also by rainfall. But rivers and ground water also depend on rains to get refilled.
So since we are exploiting a lot of these rivers, ground water, it is also our duty to harvest rain water. We are overly exploiting the river and ground water for farming, industries etc. So sufficient harvesting of rain water helps to refill the rivers and ground water and save the environment. Due to rise in ground water, there is water for plants, trees and also for bore-wells to drain water for crops. This also keeps the climate cool and helps it stay green with plants.
Minimize requirements: We humans have many requirements for living. This starts from our kitchen, to bed room and more. We tend to buy as many things as possible as a way of satisfaction. But in doing so we are doing harm to the environment. It is good to minimize our requirement like in terms of number of pairs of shoe, belts, electronic equipment etc.
How to save the environment from pollution:
Pollution is another cause of environmental destruction. And the primary contributing living being for the pollution is man himself. Pollution occurs in different forms like air, water, land, sound, radiation etc. This affects almost all the living beings on the earth. So we need to decrease the pollution.
Use renewable energy: Energy is produced in some places by use of fossil fuels. This adds to pollution and also waste generation. To minimize this, renewable energy sources like wind, hydro and solar sources should be encouraged widely.
Avoid chemical pollution: We use lot of chemical out of necessity. But using synthetic chemical can be harmful to nature as they are hard to be decomposed. Also they contribute to land and water pollution. So using biologically derived products would be safe. As they get degraded fast without much soil contamination.
Minimize light pollution: Now a days it is impossible to imagine night without light. But those who have seen the sky without light would find the experience wonderful. Though light is essential to carry out activities in the dark, still too much use of it disturbs sleep and leads to diseases like obesity.
How to save the environment at home: Minimize electricity and water wastage at home. Prefer solar electricity and also use home grown vegetables if you can cultivate.