Every year people all over celebrate World Environment Day, with plans in mind to save earth and the environment. But sometimes we need to ask ourselves “are we really executing our plans?” here are some small initiatives one can take to protect our environment.
Say no-no to plastic:
Everyone is aware that Plastic is one of the biggest contributors to global warming, we still use it quite carelessly and throw them away with organic waste or dump them in the land fill sites. It takes almost 500 years for a plastic bag to decompose and in the process it creates many harmful gasses; so reducing the use, recycling and reusing the plastic is very important to combat global warming.
House plants at home:
Plantings trees around the house is the step that one should take. But most of the time is difficult to look after it. So you can add plants to your houses. A House plant helps in maintaining temperature by adding moisture to the air. Plants refresh the stale indoor air by replacing the carbon dioxide we exhale with life sustaining oxygen. The pollutants are absorbed through the leaves of the plants, so it is advised to keep the leaves clean and have good air circulation around them. Since the filtration of the air is done by leaves, fast growing plants are seen to be more effective in refreshing the surrounding air.
Use Public transportation:
According to studies, 30 per cent of carbon-dioxide is added to the environment by private transportation. It is not convenient to use public transportation all time; but one can initiate car pool. Try the option of walking if you have to pick bread from the grocery store or travel a small distance. Your little effort will help in reducing the demand for petrol, thereby reducing congestion on roads. It will also improve your physical health.
Save trees by efficient use of paper:
Most of us are still used to buying the old fashioned newspaper, it’s high time you switch to the internet for news. One should reuse one side printed paper. Also, replace the use of paper tissues by using hand towels.
Kitchen waste management:
Most of environmental pollution is due to improper disposable of waste. Organic waste and inorganic waste should be disposed properly. Organic waste is Eco-friendly, So can be use to make manure. Plastic waste should be disposed separately so that can be recycle and reuse.