Did you know that our planet is almost at the point from which there’s no going back? If we continue polluting it, we’re facing another ice age because the ecosystem will be entirely ruined. The polar caps are melting and the rain forests are cut down. Click here to learn more about this.
These two things are the main reason for ruining the perfect system of this planet allowing us to live a happy life. However, the two problems are not happening on their own. Humans are responsible for it. The caps are melting because of the excess gasses and pollution in the atmosphere, and the rain forests are cut to meet the greedy demands of people around the world.
If you want to help in stopping the pollution and preserving the planet, you should do these things we’re talking about below.
1. Use Tote Bags
Tote bags are excellent and very helpful because they entirely replace the plastic bags that take millions of years to dissolve. Plastic bags stay in the soil or the seas without dissolving, and lots of animals are getting stuck inside them losing their lives.
Having one is an excellent solution when you’re going down to the store to pick some groceries. Tote bags are even cooler because they can be personalized and reused. You can make your totebag with a company logo or a personal message and enjoy the perfect styling.
2. Go solar
Electricity is one of the things why our air and soil are being highly polluted. If you switch your electricity power from some of the nearby plants to solar energy that you can produce on your own, then you’re doing a great job.
Solar energy is free and all appliances that are working on city lines can also work powered by the sun’s energy. That will reduce the work of the big power plants and preserve the planet. On top of it, you get rid of all those cords and lines around the house.
3. Make everything reusable
Just like the tote bags, you should turn all the items you’re using daily from disposable to reusable. For example, quit drinking from cans and pour all drinks into cups. Also quit using paper and plastic cups, straws, and everything else that you’re used to throwing in the garbage after you’re done.
Trillions of tons of garbage end up in oceans and dump yards every year. If we could reduce this to only the necessary, that would be great.
4. Turn off those appliances you’re not using
When we talked about solar energy, we mentioned that power plants excessively pollute the environment to provide electricity for our homes and other industrial facilities. What we can change here is to turn off all the appliances we’re not using at the moment.
Everything around the house, except for the fridge can be turned off. From the Wi-Fi router to the TV. If it’s plugged in, it wastes energy. This might not be huge for you, but when you take all homes in a city, the amount of saved electricity is through the roof.
5. Bike rather than drive
How often do you get stuck in city traffic jams? Too often, right? That’s one of the reasons why you should leave your car and start paddling to work instead. Get yourself a bicycle and transport yourself this way from one place to another.
This way of transportation both saves you time in many cases and cleans the air. Biking produces no gasses, keeps you fit, gets you places around the city center faster, and reduces noise pollution too. Most importantly, reduces the planet’s pollution. See more about it here: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/may/05/benefits-cycling-walking-outweigh-air-pollution-risk-cities.
As you can see, there are many ways to help in preserving nature and saving the planet. These five are just the tip of the iceberg that is currently melting somewhere on the North and South Pole.
We need to step up our game and get out of the comfort zone. We need to realize that this is the only planet we have and unless we work together, our children will not have a place to live. We need to protect the environment we live in.