“If conservation of natural resources goes wrong, nothing else will go right” – M.S. Swaminathan.
Humans rely on natural resources for their day-to-day lives. However, unlike renewable resources like water and air, some are non-replenishable. Unfortunately, non-renewable natural resources are getting depleted at an alarming rate.
After ages of depleting them, we have no other alternative than to raise a proactive awareness among the masses and save them from extinction.
So, reducing our collective carbon footprint to fight climate change and preserve our natural resources will help us make the planet livable for our future generations. Luckily, we can transform the present scenario by massively considering the following measures:
Small Steps Matter!
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together” – Vincent Van Gogh.
It can be a simple step like turning off your appliances when they are not in use. Turning off your lights, fans, and air conditioners when leaving the room is one of the most promising steps towards preserving our natural resources. Besides, you can switch to LED bulbs that consume less wattage and save sufficient electricity.
Also, you can stop your vehicle’s engine when waiting at the road signals. It will help everyone save enough fuel for our future generations to enjoy. Simple steps matter a lot, after all.
2. Choosing Reusability
“If it can’t be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled, or composted, then it should be restricted, designed or removed from production” – Pete Seeger.
As the quotation implies, it’s high time to refuse products that we cannot reuse. Producing new products consumes energy driven by natural resources.
Avoiding plastic bottles and bags and choosing glassware or cloth bags can be another way of conserving natural resources. Saying yes to reusable goods can be the best way to combat resource exhaustion.
3. Promoting Recycling
“When you put the whole picture together, recycling is the right thing to do” – Pam Shoemaker.
When it comes to saving our natural resources, recycling takes center stage. You can find every environmentalist speaking about recycling. Why so? It’s because we can reduce the carbon footprint and cut down energy consumption by recycling products.
4. Managing Energy Consumption
Reducing the heater temperature to two degrees during winters and raising the one for air conditioners by two degrees during summers can greatly relieve our non-renewable resources.
To sum up!
“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it” – Robert Swan.
The initiative of saving natural resources should begin from your home. It means we must step forward to conserve them at the earliest. It’s never too late!