5 Practical Ways to Safeguard the Environment
You have a lot of impact on your natural environment. Whether large or simple, the effort you put in will play a major role in maintaining the good health of our environment. The rate at which people impact their environment negatively can be moderated through several ways.
Change Daily Habits
To save energy, switch off any gadgets that use electricity when they are not in use. Also, walk or use a bicycle instead of using electronic exercise machines. Conserve water by taking short showers, and monitoring your outdoor irrigation. To help reduce landfill space, recycle all you can and avoid using disposable items such as bottled water.
Change Your Eating Habits
Attempt vegetarianism by eating less meat and dairy products. Meat and dairy production is extremely inefficient and resource-intensive. Avoid wasting food and store your leftovers so that you can use them up at your next meal.
New Transportation Habits
When going to a close destination, consider walking or using a bicycle. If your job permits, you can try telecommuting or working from home one day a week. Instead of driving your kids, arrange a “walking school bus” or take mass transit to school. Also, consider driving a hybrid car that can run on both gasoline and electric motors as they release less emissions into the air.
Adapt Your Home
You can install skylights or solar panels to reduce the electricity you need to light up your home. You can also switch to LED light bulbs because they use less energy. To maximize energy conservation, choose curtains and blinds that will keep your house warm in the winter and cool in the summer. In the yard, plant a tree or other air-cleansing plant. Avoid herbicides, pesticides, and man-made chemical fertilizers. Use what fertilizer you need and ensure that no excess fertilizer is washed into waterways.
Engage In Awareness Campaigns and Courses
Donate to, or join an environmental organization. This will go a long way in enlightening others on the importance of protecting our environment. You can also enroll in online classes such as HazMat training that will help you learn more about ecological disasters and hazardous management. For instance, National Environmental Trainers, even offers refresher courses in mobile formats for easy access. Ecological disasters affect the environment in different ways:
• Tornadoes lead to destruction of property such as buildings and trees
• Loss of human and animal life
• Water contamination
• Global warming
• Because of man-made global warming, scientists predict that there will be an increase in tornadoes and other severe weather.
Sometimes it is inconvenient and hard to live an environmentally sustainable lifestyle, but it is a way of life that guarantees you a greater peace of mind. The little things we do mean a lot, and the more eco-conscious we are in our daily life, the more we keep our planet alive.
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