Why we must take care of the planet?
To live in harmony with the planet is to help protect the environment, preserve animal and plant life, and create opportunities for sustainable action. The planet provides us with so many wonderful and useful things, from food and shelter to beautiful sights. Mother Nature does everything it can to maintain the delicate balance necessary to sustain all life on this planet and ensure that life can exist and coexist in all environments.
As technology and industry advance and the human carbon footprint spreads across the planet, the delicacy of this ecological balance increases more and more. So, it has become important that every man and every woman do their part in maintaining the balance of nature. We must help nature thrive and survive so that we continue to live in harmony and stability. We must ensure a clean and more sustainable planet for future generations and the most vulnerable of creation.
How we can live a happier and healthier life?
By taking care of the planet, we can continue to live a happier and healthier life. It is our prime duty to protect and preserve the planet. Here are the ways to start:
Educate. Learn more about what is happening to the environment and know what you can do to help. You can read books, newspapers, or the Internet. Watch documentaries or listen to podcasts. Attend lectures. Learn from both sides of the environment debate and develop your own conclusions. When you educate yourself in environmental awareness, you can help others understand the environmental issues our planet is facing.
Reduce, reuse, and recycle. Reduce waste at home and in the office or school. Learn how to consume less, reuse more, and throw away as little as possible. Find ways to conserve natural resources or develop alternatives to resources humankind is depleting.
Volunteer. Environmental degradation is a social issue, so it takes some form of social action to address this issue. Do your part for the environment and your community by volunteering for a clean-up drive or recycling drive, at the beach, park or sanctuary, or with an environmental NGO. Make your work for nature count.
Be more eco-friendly. Strive to live a way of life that is not harmful to the environment. Cultivate habits that help the environment. Use nontoxic chemicals in the home and office. Segregate your waste. Make home repairs to conserve water and energy. Switch off lights and appliances when not in use. Install solar power at home. Bike more and drive less.
Shop wisely. Bring your own reusable shopping bag when you go shopping. When shopping for appliances, consider energy-efficient models. Buy less plastic. Buy eco-friendly products because they help conserve energy, reduce air, water and noise pollution, and prevent human health from deterioration.
Plant (more) trees. Trees of all types and sizes provide immense benefits to the planet on a variety of different scales. Aside from providing food and oxygen, trees also help clean the air, save energy, reduce noise pollution, combat climate change, and prevent soil erosion and water pollution, etc. Trees also provide shelter to animals and birds, plus shade that cools the water, benefitting species of fish.
Conserve water. Fresh, clean water is a limited resource – and a costly one too. As we all know, water is essential to all life on earth. Water keeps us humans, animals and plants around us alive and sustains the habitat of many fish and bird species. The less water we use, the less runoff and wastewater that eventually end up in the ocean. It also means we would be charged less by both the water company and electricity company (because energy is needed to filter, heat and pump the water to your home or workplace).