Environmental Common Cents

10 Practical Ways to Protect Your Environment

The environment is no one's property to destroy; it's everyone's responsibility to protect. – Mohith Agad

Since human beings' evolution, the environment has always been there by their side to provide them with all the necessities. Even today, the environment plays a significant role in providing humans with various products so that they could live modestly.

In response to the affection of the environment, humans have only devastated nature by prioritizing materialistic things. Today we have become dependent on machines, cars, motorcycles, and industries for our needs. We are consumers, that is not something bad, but we need to be mindful consumers. It's high time to stop thinking only about ourselves and focus on the other beings around us. Because we as living beings are designed for existing together and helping each other thrive.

Sooner or later, we will have to understand that the environment around us is also a living being, and we are very much dependent on it. Besides realizing our dependency on the environment, we are continually depleting the environment in the name of industrialization. We are behind this chaos, so we will have to do something to control the environment's desolation.

In this blog, we will enlist ten practical ways to protect your environment and create a better living.

Choose Reusable Products

Nowadays, disposables are in trend. People use disposable glasses, plates, and bowls for one time use to eat or drink something. This single use plastic, when it goes into the soil, depletes its quality. Therefore, it is suggested to use reusable products over single-use because they last longer, reduce the amount of trash, and save the environment.

Recycling is Always an Option

There are many things that we can't afford to lose, but the truth is they are of no use to us now. If it can't be reduced or reused because of its nature, then recycling is the best option. Before disposing off your product in a recycling bin, make sure that you are disposing it off in a suitable bin so that it is properly recycled.

Prioritize walking over Transportation

When you have to go somewhere nearby where you can easily reach on foot, avoid taking Transportation. Reducing the use of carpool and motorcycles will control the amount of pollution in the air. Moreover, walking or bicycling will help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Conserve Electricity

Conservation of electricity is the most doable step in protecting the environment. All you have to do is switch off the lights when you do not need them, use energy-conserving lights and bulbs, etc. There are many more ways to conserve energy; that is the least we can do to protect our environment.

Grow Your Own Food

The eatables that we find in the market are sometimes genetically modified. It happens so because the production is less and consumers are more. If you grow your food, organic products' production will save the farming land from getting polluted with artificial products.

Use Limited Water

The amount of drinking water on the earth is less than 1%. If we waste water the way we are doing right now, that day is not far when there will be a massive scarcity of water, and people will be fighting for a drop of water. The best way to make proper water use is to turn the tap off when not using water, avoid free running of water, timely fix the leaky faucets, and reuse the rainwater by rainwater harvesting.

Buy Secondhand Stuff

The material used in the manufacturing of new cloth costs a lot, but we can avoid this cost and labor if we start buying secondhand products. There are many shops and places where you can find vintage or secondhand clothes. The material used in manufacturing those clothes is excellent, and they are affordable than new clothes.

Chemical-Free Environment

Nature is extreme and pleasant when it exists organically. Nowadays we have introduced chemicals in everything like beauty products, farms, etc. The environment does not have a good equation with chemicals. Hence, to protect your environment, wipe off the chemicals you are using in every product.

Limit Your Consumption

Humans are consumers. Therefore, we sometimes forget to distinguish between our needs and desire. We buy many products that are of no use to us and eventually occupy a backspace in the closet. We should start being true to ourselves and learn to make a firm decision if we need that product or not before buying anything. Also, if a product is not serving you in any way, it's high time to get rid of it. When you dispose off any product, do not just throw it away. To protect the environment from further depletion, reduce, reuse, or recycle the disposed off product.

Avoid Packaged Food

I know packaged food seems quite fancy to many people, and they believe the quality of packaged food is better than local food; that is not true. Packaged food comprises of additional preservatives, and various chemicals are added to them. Also, the packaging used to make that product fancy is not suitable for the environment. Hence, it is advised to buy food from locals for the betterment of your health and environment because non-packaged food is right for you.


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