Friday, June 6, 2008

Environment

Environment – first thing that comes into mind is beautiful climate, blue sky, big-trees, cold breeze. This is what we expect as a good environment. But unfortunately, our environment has not remained same as it was some decades ago. It is becoming more polluted day by day, thanks to our high salary, increasing life style, affordable cars, use of more electrical and electronic equipments.

Unknowingly, we are making our life more polluted by using and adapting products to make our life easy, but indirectly these are the only things that are disturbing our environment, making our lives in danger and also the life of our future generation.

There are many things that we can do to decrease the pollution or at-least not to increase it further.

Switch off anything that uses electricity. This is helpful for environment and for your pocket also. When you do not use any equipment, simply switch it off to save your electric bills and thus helping environment.

Turn off the water when not in use. Try to minimize the wastage of water, repair all tanks and toilets in case of any leakage.

Use rechargeable batteries instead of disposable batteries. If you have the choice, plug in the device instead of using batteries.

Avoid using plastic whenever you can; it is a poison for the earth (things like disposable plastic cups, plastic bags, nonsense plastic items you don't need).
Use resealable, reusable containers instead of plastic wrap or plastic bags.

Switch to compact florescent light bulbs. While these cost more, they are also longer lasting than conventional light bulbs, and they use only one-quarter of the energy. They may cost more money, but last much longer. And as they use less energy, electricity bill will get reduced.

Close doors after you leave a room. When you leave the house, or even when you have dinner downstairs, try to close the door to all the rooms you don't normally use or need. Doing this often will save a lot of excess heating that is needed to make your home warm. Something simple anyone can do.

Reuse glass bottles. Glass bottles are much better than plastic ones. You always have heard of not using plastic bags, as they release some harmful chemicals, so if you are using these bottles for drinking water, they can also be harmful for you after a long use, so better stick with glass bottles.

Donate old clothes. If you don't have time and space for clothes that you no longer need, donate them to charity. Every time you do, you make a lonely soul a grateful spirit, as well as motivate others to do something good.


These were some of the things that one can easily do without much effort or pain, and there are some more things that needs a bit of efforts to do but they would be quite beneficial even for you along with your environment. Look at some of the things below:

Plant a Tree: Remember that trees absorb CO2. So by planting more trees in your community you can reduce the amount of harmful gas in the atmosphere. Well if you cannot plant in your community, plant at-least in front of your home or in balcony to inhale the fresh air.

Rely on Public Transportation: Many cities have buses, subways, or other forms of public transportation. Using these systems helps to keep fewer vehicles running and polluting, which contributes to global warming.

Buy Fuel-Efficient Cars: Burning gas is one of the leading causes of global warming. By having a more efficient car, you will release less CO2 into the atmosphere.

Carpool: These days, many people are going to school, work, or other places by themselves. By carpooling, you can save money and avoid unnecessarily polluting the atmosphere. You can ask your friends and colleagues who live near-by you and form a group, so that daily you all will come by a single car, it will make less traffic, less pollution, less use of petrol/fuel and will also save you money.

All we need to do to reduce the problem is simply to be less wasteful.

Imagine, one day you come out from your house and all you see is big puffs of black smoke and no trees. All you hear are cars and no birds. All you smell is gasoline and no flowers. What kind of life is that?

This would be our future or if not ours then of our next generation, if we will not try to reduce the pollution. This is our right to live in a healthy environment, so make all possible efforts to make it clean and green. And if you found others polluting your environment, make them aware or take some appropriate action as that person is trying to take that right from you. Think if someone asks you to live without breathe, can you?, so make the proper use of your rights and power.

We have to show leadership in protecting our environment so that we have a future for our children and grandchildren.

"Save the Environment"!!! Saving the environment should be one of our aims. Each one of us should have this need embedded in our mind and all should join together to make the world a better place to live in. So let us join hands and make a better environment for a better and green world.

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