Sometimes we get lost in the excitement of developing and using new technologies that we forget how our actions affect the world around us. Our negative effect on the environment is so huge that caused severe damage to the world. We can notice the issue of global warming, climate change, water pollution and extinction of many plants, birds and animals that happened due to many reasons as overpopulation, heat generation and excessive usage of cars and air conditioning.
I think that this is the time when we should start conserving and protecting our natural resources. So, here are some simple tips and ideas that can help us become more environmentally friendly:
One of the easiest steps to start with, is planting trees. Make yourself a cozy artistic balcony garden, fill it with roses, jasmine, mint or even and fruits or veggies that don’t require much space. Besides having fresher air and a better view every morning, planting trees gives you the chance to reduce consumption of energy and keep your home cool even during summer.
2- Conserve Water:
Water is one of the most important natural resources we have. There are many ways to conserve water as fixing leaking pipes, keeping the running tap close when it’s not needed and try to recycle water in your house. This is one of the most important issues nowadays as Egypt is set to face a water crisis in the upcoming years. Check this article to know how you can reduce water consumption.
3- Use Fewer Chemicals:
Hazardous chemicals when disposed can cause water and air pollution. So, we need to replace those chemicals with other natural products. We can also avoid dumping hazardous waste materials down the drain or into the grass. Another thing that we may not notice but our personal body care items that contain chemicals can be harmful to our bodies and the environment, too. So, an easy way is to replace our beauty products with natural ones; it’s also the trend towards healthier skin and hair nowadays.
Those are not only the ways you can help the environment, but we can also start creating less waste, conserving electricity, depending on bikes instead of cars and the most important thing is to educate others and spread awareness.
Believe that you can make a change.