Failure to protect the environment from pollution will lead to the extinction of animal, human and plant life. Mother earth can no longer sustain life if the rates of water, air, and land pollution continue to rise. Every human being can take small but sure steps to protect the planet, but unfortunately, some are too busy, while others outrightly do not care about protecting the environment.
However, there are ways you can protect the environment from pollution while also improving your lifestyle. If you implement these simple approaches in your everyday life, you will make a difference which will trickle down to those around you.
1. Turn off electrical devices that you are not using. For example, when you are not watching the TV, turn it off. Switch off the lights after leaving a room. Electricity is eco-friendly and does not contribute to pollution, but the methods used in its production can be harmful to the environment. Make sure that you also replace all defective electrical appliances, as they could produce harmful radiation, which is invisible, but harmful to the environment and human health.
2. Reduce the amount of waste in your garbage. There are waste products that do not have to find their way into the trash can. Plastics and papers, for example, can be recycled instead of being put in the garbage. You can categorize your waste items into recyclable, and non-recyclable one, and send the recyclable ones to a company that specializes in recycling.
3. Water conservation is very essential in the process of reducing pollution. Everyone should strive towards using fewer chemicals in the water used for everyday home use. The water that people use to clean their homes, bodies, and vehicles contains chemicals, and it gets flowed down the drain. Eventually, most likely than not, the wastewater find their way back to the water supply systems.
There are other alternatives to chemical use, for example, instead of using the heavy-duty chemical cleaners, it is advisable to use a mix of natural vinegar, juice lemon, or a paste of baking soda and salt and the cleaning results will be as good as if you had used the commercial chemicals. Water is cheap but very precious, and all efforts should be made to conserve it.
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4. Make use of alternative energy sources. Consider installing solar panels on your rooftop. Solar energy is renewable and is freely available. It is also less costly compared to other sources of energy, like water-generated electricity. Solar energy can efficiently be used for lighting and heating purposes without causing pollution to the environment. Solar panels convert sunlight rays into electricity, and the process does not produce harmful radiation that causes pollution. Besides, solar energy does not create noise pollution in the process of generating electricity.
5. Take the initiative to make the environment greener by planting more trees. Trees play an essential role in the environment. Trees reduce pollution by reducing soil erosion, producing fresh air, and improving the atmosphere by providing shade and giving protection against the harsh sun. By planting more trees, the planet will be more fruitful and will support more living organisms.
If everyone just contributed a little effort towards protecting the environment, pollution would become a thing of the past.