It’s no secret that the world’s natural resources are limited and endangered. Despite all efforts to save the world by gaining support globally for environmentally sound programs there remains some resistance. There is hope, however, in the fact that every individual can help save the world by setting a priority in their daily living activities by making ecologically sound choices. There are 5 ways to save the world ecology that are easily done by individuals no matter where they reside.
Recycling is well known by people in most modern countries. Set up a home recycling center by using several boxes or bins and separate out items for recycling. Collect cardboard, plastic, glass, paper and metal in the containers. Children will enjoy your attempt to save the world in this fashion. Kids have fun helping out especially when they can dump the bins into the recycling center containers. Recycling is simple enough that even the youngest children can understand about doing the separating. Take care with disposal of your batteries and other hazardous materials to see that they get to the proper place for recycling. Extend your effort to save the world by shopping for recyclables and buying from resale stores, using libraries and rental stores.
Stop buying bottled water
Water is another limited resource but a necessity to have to save the world. Many people enjoy bottle water but using bottled water is not ecologically sound. Besides possible health risks, the process for making the bottles can harm the environment and waste is another problem. Bottle production requires the use of fossil fuels and toxic chemicals in the plastic bottles can harm health and leach out as pollution. Save the world by using fewer plastic liquid containers.
Use less gas and electricity
Another way to save the world is to use less gas and electricity. Combine errands into one trip so you drive fewer miles. Trade in a gas guzzler for a more efficient car. Carpool to work or take public transportation. Better still, walk or ride your bicycle. Your efforts to save the world help reduce larger emissions from power plants. Use energy efficient appliances and power saver settings. Replace incandescent bulbs with long lasting energy saver CFL bulbs.
Have a smaller carbon footprint
Do some calculations to determine your carbon footprint. With a smaller carbon footprint you create less pollution and help save the world. Go online and use one of many carbon footprint calculators that are offered to see what kind of human footprint you are creating. The carbon footprint is a method of determining what impact a human has on the environment. One way to save the world is to reduce your carbon footprint by changing your lifestyle. Much human activity causes the release of greenhouse gases including CO2 into the atmosphere which can cause global warming. You can reduce your carbon footprint by doing things like planting a tree, driving less or driving a more efficient car. Knowing what foods to buy is another way to save the world. Foods that require less processing and fertilizer are kinder to the environment.
Plant a tree
Another old favorite in the effort to save the world is to plant a tree. Plant many trees! Reforestation is an excellent group project and can be done in many places. Trees actually contribute more oxygen into the atmosphere than other green things like grass. As world forests are being depleted it is more important than ever to replace these giant oxygen generators. This is a save the world effort that should be done liberally at home. Make it a family occasion and plant a tree to honor each child. Help save the world by starting at home!