Healthy living and healthy food are personal choices of an individual. But healthy air is both personal and as well as a social duty. Whatever healthy food we eat and whatever healthy exercise we do will all go in vain if we do not maintain a clean environment. Now the question arises that how we maintain a clean environment? Is it our only duty? What change can we make at a grass-root level?
For all these questions yes I know that certain things are not in our hands but I do also know that small changes in our lifestyle can make a big difference in the future. These changes not only make you feel good about yourself but also sets a good example for others and encourages others to do the same.
10 Personal contributions to improving the environment
1. Stop using polythene
Use reusable bags whenever you go to markets. Buy funky jute bags which also aids in your fashion sense as well as helps in making the environment polythene free.
2. Stop using disposable cups and glasses
For coffee and tea in the office, you can use your own ceramic coffee mugs and cups. You can realize at the end of the month that how many disposables you save from discarding into your mother earth.
3. Switch off the lights and other appliance
When not required switch off lights and fans, air conditioners, heaters, televisions, chargers, etc. By saving electricity you save the earth from getting heated up by greenhouse gases although the amount will be very less still it is an amount to add or to gift to your mother earth.
Give someone lift or share your rides with your friends and other colleagues this
will not only save the fuel but also gives you the opportunity to interact with other people and also strengthens your social connection.
5. Use the stairs instead of the lift
Prefer walking to go to your nearer markets and other places.
6. Gift someone beautiful plants instead of bouquets
Plants will live for a longer time it will also remind you of the person.
7. Indoor and outdoor planting
Plants are a gift to yourself and to the environment. It soothes your home and garden. Instead of using artificial home decor items, you can always decorate your room or home with beautiful indoor plants. These are not only cost-effective but also gives you a positive vibe to your surroundings.
8. Conserve water
Try not to waste too much water. You can bath under shower or best with bucket and mugs instead of bathtubs.
9. Do not waste food
Eat as per your appetite. It is OK to eat slightly less than that to stuffing yourself beyond your level or just wasting the food. Always remember before wasting food that this may be not important for you but the food is very precious for poor countries and many children who are suffering from malnutrition. Conserving or not wasting food is also one of the noble ways to save the mother earth.
10. Waste Disposal
Do not dump your waste randomly anywhere, use proper dustbins to dump the garbage. Proper disposal of garbage also helps in maintaining a clean environment. Segregate wet and dry garbage and ask your housing society to collect wet and dry garbage separately.
These are very simple things that add your contribution to the environment. Just 10 simple things that contribute towards a better life and towards a better earth.