In honor of the National Environment Month from 19th November to 18th December, here are five easy steps you can take to introduce sustainability in your daily life. Whether you agree or not, conservation begins at home, right from thinking about the true value of what we use to how we use that rationale.
We need to understand the importance of different sources of energy, natural resources like water and the effect of our over-consumption on the environment.
Change your home interiors
Green is in. It has made its way distinctly in the super-elite homes. Organic accessories like bamboo planters, cotton bedcovers, hand-made earthen sculptures, double glazed glass panels, paper lamp shades and cotton floor cushions can help make your living space more eco-friendly and aesthetically pleasing to the eye.
Let your fingers do the walking – online
This is one of the simplest ways to adapt yourself to sustainable living. Pay your bills online, register for e-bank statements, add things to your shopping cart. It doesn’t just help you save on paper, fuel, but at the same time lets you do your bit for the environment.
Rethink Bottled Water
Nearly 90% of plastic water bottles are not recycled, and instead take several thousands years to decompose and degrade completely. Go for reusable container and fill it with tap water which serves as a great choice for the environment, your wallet, and even, your health.
Cut Down On Private Vehicle Usage
This one is easy to implement especially if you’re residing in a city where public transportation is easy to come by. You can always try and substitute your car with a bike ride to closer destinations or even opt for bus / train travel. Environmental pollution is one of the most serious problems facing humanity and other life forms on our planet today. Thus, it’s time to go realistic and switch to eco-friendly means of transportation. The green cab service in Delhi put forth a great example.
Air Purifying Houseplants
Replace the electric air purifiers with these nature-friendly options. Plants like the Areca Palm, Bamboo Palm, English IVY can be counted on to keep your home or office moist during dry times and lower the concentration of chemical toxins floating around in the air. Encourage those around you to bring in a single houseplant as well and care for them while they’re still saplings.
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