In a world where technology has replaced every little work of people, sustaining the eco-friendly environment has become an issue of concern. Eco-friendly means, friendly to the earth or not harmful to the environment. It signifies the use of products that enhance green living or practices that help conserve natural resources. Eco-friendly products also help in lessening the negative impacts to air, water and land. Simply, eco-friendly refers to the practice of living with the intention of protecting the environment. The main aim of the eco-friendly environment is not to create damage to the environment, and preventing as much damage as possible to the environment through one’s interactions with it.
In present context, it is very important to create an eco-friendly environment in order to sustain the life on earth for far future. We have been using so many technologies that have made our life efficient and convenient. But apart from all the benefits, they carry downsides too. Till date, technologies have brought so many harms to the environment which is slowly deteriorating the land in which we live. That is why principles of eco-friendly environment should be followed strictly for creating safe spaces to breathe. Being environment friendly simply indicates adopting behaviour which is suitable for maintaning a healthy environment. It’s all about taking small steps towards mother earth so that the coming generations can also utilize the benefits that we have been using since our arrival.
The ultimate ways that can be employed to perpetuate the eco-friendly environment
- Become More Aware of Resources: we can start by living with a greater awareness of the resources that we use in our daily life. Paying attention to how we choose to heat, to travel, to use water and use products that were made by manufacturing practices will help to sustain the good environment.
- Practice Conservation: With our awareness of how natural resources are used in our life we can start to practice conservation. This can be as simple as turning off the lights as we leave a room and as complex as making different choices when it comes to building our home.
- Plant Trees: Trees are necessary for us to survive. They give oxygen, fruits, clean the air, provide shelter to wildlife, prevent soil erosion. A shady landscape around our home can help us to reduce the consumption of energy and keep our home cool even during summers. Planting trees around our home, and reducing deforestation can be a worthy activity.
- Conserve Water: Water needs to be conserved as lot of energy is required to pump water from rivers or lakes into our homes. Conserving water reduces the amount of energy that is needed to filter it.
- Change our Travel Habits: Driving and flying are two areas where we can make a real impact on environmentally friendly practices. Choosing fuel-efficient travel options, traveling less and trying to pick more direct routes to save on fuel can be helpful.
- Buy Locally Grown Products: An easy way to reduce our carbon footprint is to buy locally grown products. When we shop locally instead of buying products that were shipped from far away, we are actually supporting local dairies and farms. Apart from this, we can follow organic farming practices and can grow food on our own backyard and can sell surplus too.
- Reduce Use of Harmful Chemicals: Hazardous chemicals like paint, oil, ammonia and other chemical solutions when disposed of openly, can cause pollution in the air and water as these chemicals can seep into the groundwater. The polluted air and water can have serious consequences on human health. They should be disposed of to a toxic waste site for safe disposal.
- Composting: Composting is an easy process that takes remains of plants and kitchen waste and converts it into rich nutrient food for plants that helps them grow. It reduces the amount of garbage that goes to the landfills which pollute the air. This way it proves safe for the environment.
- 3 R’s of Waste Hierarchy: The 3 R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) waste hierarchy is the order of priority of actions to be taken to reduce the amount of waste generated and to improve overall waste management processes and programs. Reduce simply means reducing what is produced and what is consumed. Reuse items for a different purpose instead of sending them to landfills. To recycle something means that it will be transformed again into a raw material that can be shaped into a new item.
- Bur Recycled Products: Whenever we are buying something, we should try to select the product that is made up of recycled materials and that uses minimal packaging. Simply, we should shop with the aim of buying environment-friendly products.
- Protect Wildlife: Anthropogenic activities are leading the endangered animals and their habitats to the edge of extinction. Protecting places like beaches and forests that are habitats for animals is a must. Join hands with the local forest department to protect animal habitat.
- Educate others: This is one of the important ways to sustain the eco-friendly environment. The more people assimilate the importance of the environment, the more we can do together to conserve it. So, spreading education and awareness about the benefits of eco-friendly environment can lead a healthy world.
These are simple ways that need to be practiced so that we can live a healthy life and make a healthy environment for the generations to come.