This World Environment Day, learn 5 simple things to fight climate emergency
At a time when global warming, frequent storms and deadly natural calamities remind us every day about the intense, almost irreparable damage being done to the planet from our selfish acts, World Environment Day is an opportunity to do our bit to restore mother nature’s well-being.
Every year, multiple NGOs and government entities come together on June 5 to create awareness about the evident effects of global warming and pollution and call on the world to protect the environment.
It’s time you bring things under your control. Read on for five simple steps to fight the climate emergency and help the planet revive from the damage already done.
1. Get Rid Of Single Use Plastic
It’s high time humans bid goodbye to anything plastic that can be of use just once, such as disposable cups, carry bags, cotton bud sticks, and the list goes on. These items end up in the oceans or landfills, further polluting the environment.
2. Carry Your Own Water
Carrying your own water will solve a major problem. Here’s how. With over a million plastic water bottles getting sold every minute globally, the simple move of bringing your own water from home will prevent these entities, just like every other disposable item, from polluting.
3. Don’t Forget To Segregate Waste
Try to take some time out to segregate and dispose of waste. It helps the recycling industry and eventually the fragile environment. Wet and dry waste should be segregated, while special care needs to be taken to effectively dispose of sanitary and e-waste.
4. Reuse And Recycle
Our previous generations can teach us a thing or two about reusing and recycling problematic materials and adopting them consciously in our daily life. It’s essential we use our own bags while shopping, or reuse take-out food containers to store.
5. Ride Bicycles Or Take Public Transport
You do not need to sell away your car or abandon taxis forever. Instead, take up some walking and cycling as it will do your health no harm, and protect the environment as well. Use public transport when possible, especially for daily commutes.