A step today, a better world tomorrow
With mankind crossing all thresholds of excellence, development in every field is on the rise. In our present tech-world, we are increasing reliant on our gadgets and with every passing day we are becoming better than our forefathers. But at what cost?
The cities are over-populated; resulting in increase in high-rise towers, traffic on the roads, less green spaces and deteriorating environmental conditions. The summers are sweltering, the winters freezing and the monsoon flooding.
The Earth we live in is the only home we have unless the scientists come up with concrete proof that Earth life is sustainable on Mars as well. It is our duty to safeguard the beauty and biodiversity alive on it. The change you make in your home is the change that will reflect in our world. On National Pollution Control Day, we bring to you small changes that you can implement in your homes to create a positive impact on your lives as well as our environment.
- Plant a garden – Greenery is the way to go! You do not need a big backyard to have a garden. Plant small shrubs and plants in earthen pots in your balcony.
- Environmental friendly paints – Use low-VOC or water-based paints within your homes.
- Conserve electricity – Wherever you are, try to conserve electricity. Switch off electrical appliances that are not in use. Turn off the lights, fans, etc. when you leave the room, even if it is only for ten minutes.
- Paper conservation– Digital is the preferred way but if you have to use paper, please make sure to maximise its usage by using both sides of the paper.
- Paper & cloth bags vs. plastic bags – Don’t we all know that plastic is harmful? Yet, the usage of plastic bags hasn’t seen a decline even though establishments charge for them. Be the environmentalist and carry your own paper or cloth bags whenever you go shopping.
- Batteries – These small pieces of metals contribute to the pollution of the environment. Always buy rechargeable batteries for your appliances.
- Electric appliances – When you go shopping for electric appliances, make sure that they have an Energy Star label.
- Stainless steel or glass containers – Replace plastic bottles and containers with stainless steel or glass bottles & containers. Not only are they good for the environment, it also protects you from the harmful chemicals present in plastic containers.
Only a collective effort can save our home from annihilation. Let all of us join hands and pledge to take an effort to make Earth greener, safer & better.
Reuse. Reduce. Recycle.