Our environment needs our help to reduce the effects of the global warming. Global warming creates a greenhouse effect to the atmosphere of the Earth due to the carbon emissions. There are numerous non-governmental organizations (NGOs) who are engaging activities to protect the environment from harm caused by the society. There are tree planting, charity works, cleaning drives, and saving the animals from being endangered. The Earth Hour was organized by the World Wild Fund to encourage people to conserve energy. The lights are turned off for one hour simultaneously all over the world.
But as an individual, we can help save the environment in our simple ways. The simple way is following the three Rs: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Reduce the production of waste. We can segregate the biodegradable waste from the non-biodegradable. The biodegradable are those that decompose and the non-biodegradable are those that cannot decompose. The waste that are biodegradable may be converted into a fertilizer by burying the waste under the soil. After its decomposition the soil absorbs the nutrients from the waste. The non-biodegradable may be reused and recycled. The bottles may be used again as a water bottle at home. Used newspapers may be sold and used again to print newspapers; used papers may be recycled to another new paper for use.
We can help protect the animals by not buying the products that are animal tested. Through this, the corporations are forced to create products that need not to test it to animals. This is because the testing of chemicals to the products harm the animals. The harming of the animals may lead to the killing of the species that may endanger the ecology. More importantly, we humans must protect the animals from any harm. Carbon emissions are produced by the gasoline used by the cars. We may reduce the use of the cars by carpooling or riding a bike. This also helps in reducing amount of the cars that adds up to the traffic jam. There are cars also that are environment friendly, the hybrid cars. There are also gasoline invented that are environment friendly. This may help reduce carbon emissions. Most companies are now using faucets that automatically turns off when not in use. This may be done at home by simply turning off the faucet. Taking showers may also be reduced to lessen the amount of water used per day. At our homes, water must not come from deep wells because that affects the constitution of the land under.
There is a new trend now that is environment friendly: reduction of the use of plastic. In doing grocery shopping, reusable bags may be used instead of the plastic bags. There are some however who use paper bags. Instead of buying bottled water, one may bring their own water in their water containers. Through this, less plastic bottles may be produced each day and thrown to waste per day.
We may conserve energy also at home by minimizing the appliances plugged to the outlet when not in use. Turning off the electric appliances when not in use helps also in the conservation of energy. By changing the electric appliances also that are environment friendly can help. There are bulbs that need less electricity, such as LED bulbs. There are also some ways an individual may help conserve energy, however, quite expensive. There are houses that are built that conserve energy. One may use solar energy for electricity. Some are using wind turbines to produce their own electricity.
There are many other ways to save our environment. But more than helping save the environment individually, anyone may promote and ask others people to do the same. One may engage to activities with the NGOs or by simply asking friends to help save the environment.