If one compares the age of planet earth and the presence of human beings on it, and comprehends the extent of damage we have inflicted on it in this little time we would be astonishingly ashamed of our existence. The storms that are stronger than ever before or the frequent droughts should not be a surprise to us considering that there is more pollution, carbon, and tree cutting than ever before. The extinction of animals has increased a thousand times than earlier. At such a pace every environmental entity will be rendered useless in very little time. Here is a list of simple acts that if adopted by all individuals could definitely help our planet.
SUPPORT ECO-FRIENDLY AGENCIES.
Companies that support and implement eco-friendly policies are the need of the hour. Supporting such companies through various means like prompting them on an individual level preferring purchasing their services and products. This encourages such companies and helps them in their sustenance. Supporting and believing in such initiatives will definitely go a long way.
AVOID USE OF SINGLE-USE PLASTICS.
People make rampant use of single-use plastics just for the simple reason that it is very convenient and cheap. In the process of having it easy, you can always find ways to avoid the usage of single-use products. If you are going out and don’t have water with you but need it anyway, make a habit of keeping a water flask with you all the time. Some small acts of care for the environment are imperative and will take some time to catch on. The environment is full of single-use plastics and is choking it, a situation that could easily be avoided by some basic habits.
SCRUTINIZED AND THOUGHTFUL USE OF CHEMICALS.
The use of chemicals is rampant in every walk of our life. Using chemicals that are environmentally friendly should be preferred over the ones that are not friendly. Chemicals in various forms break down and get absorbed into the environment in the form of liquids, solids, or gas. Hazardous chemicals are released into the environment through manufacture, usage, or disposal. You can always research the types of chemicals that are used in your day-to-day routines and their effect on the environment.
REDUCING INDIVIDUAL CARBON FOOTPRINT.
Reduction of the carbon footprint at an individual level will reap the greatest benefits for our environment. Give preference to the local market and sellers. This will easily avoid the carbon products that could have been produced by transportation. Places like Sydney and Melbourne use electric bikes and have set an example, to try to undo the damage caused by humans that have been a major catalyst of the forest fires in the Australian continent.
ADOPTING A MINIMALISTIC ATTITUDE.
Owning what you need the most and not hoarding unnecessary stuff as a way of living is definitely not going to help this planet. Adopting a routine of buying important stuff irrespective of the occasion will go a long way in saving this planet. Owning stuff that can easily be recycled will definitely be a good start in that direction.
Understanding that every human being adds up significantly to the carbon print of the planet and adopting a way to contribute as little as possible to the same will help the planet and our species in a big way.