There has been a loud outcry by environmentalists on the need to keep our planet safe. This has been after it has been noted that many pollutants are constantly being introduced to the natural ecosystem. The result has been the destruction of the environment through various means.
The ozone layer that protects the earth from the harmful sun rays is being destroyed every new day. Water sources are getting polluted by man’s activities to the effect that sea animals are dying swiftly. The climate has also experienced anomalies that were not witnessed before. The whole situation is almost getting out of hand, and the ever increasing temperatures are evidence of this change. Therefore, the biggest concern is what will enable us to save the earth from the exponential depletion of natural resources. The following are some of the tips:
1. Reuse and recycle
Many of the pollutants found presently in the environment are plastic papers, cans, glass and many other materials that can be used more than once. Cutting down what we discard after little use is one of the means of ensuring that the environment is clean. Additionally, it ensures that resources are saved. Countries that have embraced recycling have saved a lot on having to handle massive amounts of wastes.
One of the means of destruction of wastes is incineration. This technique ends up adding pollutants to the atmosphere if not done in a controlled manner. It is therefore imperative to recycle and reuse these materials before settling on destroying them.
2. Conserve water
Water is one of the most significant resources on the planet that we cannot survive without. Recently, water sources have suffered immensely as a result of man’s activities. Primarily, climatic change due to man’s activities has played a part in this situation.
Presently, the water held in the glaciers is decreasing fast due to the global warming that is already being felt. As such, there is a need for us to conserve water. Everyone has the responsibility of ensuring that this is achieved. While in the home, ensure that water doesn’t run on the tap while not in use. Also, harvest rainwater for use during the summer. Additionally, we should use water only when it is necessary and recycle if possible.
3. Plant trees
Deforestation has played a significant role in aiding the climatic change that has been experienced on the earth. We usually cut trees for the construction of buildings as well as a source of fuel. However, very few people care to plant trees where they’ve been cut. To control climatic change that has resulted in the prevalent disasters such as hurricanes, lack of rainfall and other abnormal weather changes we need to plant trees.
Remember a tree takes many years to grow. On that light, it is imperative to plant more trees than what we cut to increase the chances of survival. Trees are crucial agents of balancing the ecosystem’s stability by consuming carbon dioxide and providing oxygen for animal use.
4. Drive only when necessary
It is all evidence about the immense pollution that burning of fossil fuels brings to the environment. The gases emitted contain carbon monoxide and particulate matter that end up in the air. These pollutants are the precursors of ozone layer depletion that brings global warming. In this respect, there needs to be a way to stop the destruction of our environment. In many cases, we drive where we can just walk. Also, if going for short distances, we can choose to cycle a bike instead of using a car. With each reduced use of motor vehicle, there will be a reduction of the emitted fossil fuels waste. This will be key to handling the destruction of the environment.
5. Save energy
We consume a lot of energy in our day to day activities in means that are not important. For instance, switching off lights during the day when there’s natural sunlight is being wasteful. Also, we use light bulbs that consume a lot of energy when there are energy saving ones that can help save a lot of power. Electrical power is derived from water sources and saving on the use of water is imperative on saving the earth from environmental destruction. Therefore we need to save energy use as much as possible.
6. Use recyclable materials
The use of plastics has made many cities suffer from environmental pollution. The presence of plastics lying all over is a common scenario in many places in the world. The increased use of plastic materials brings the situation. We can, however, address the issue through the adoption of using recyclable materials.
For instance, sisal bags are biodegradable and also durable in use. Thus, instead of buying plastic papers that will find their way to the environment, it is advisable to use sisal bags. The lives on many earth animals and plants depend largely on the safety of the environment. Therefore, keeping it clean is key to ensuring that we provide these organisms with a conducive habitat.
7. Volunteer to clean
There are probably many places near the home or workplace that are polluted with materials such as plastics and other non-biodegradable stuff. We have the responsibility of keeping these places clean at all times.
On this respect, we should join hands with environmental care agencies to ensure that we collect all the wastes and dispose of them off accordingly. Incineration under controlled conditions that ensure minimal exposure of the smoke to the environment is one of these means. We can also bury waste containers from harmful chemicals. Volunteering will fix many environments from destruction. Also, we can educate the society of the benefit of environmental conservation.
In conclusion, our planet is at risk of suffering from depletion of natural resources if we do not act quickly to rectify the rot. It will take a combined effort of all individuals to put into in practice the above recommendations.
Global warming is real, and many parts of the world are already experiencing its effects. We cannot wait for this trend to continue anymore; otherwise, we shall have a torturous living environment. Imagine a situation where the sun burns twice as it usually does? This and many other effects are set to be experienced on earth unless we take measures to curb the degradation.