Love can be different things to different people. “I love chicken, so I eat it.” However, it could also be — I love chicken, so I protect it from being eaten. Perception is stronger than reality and to each his own. Although love might be relative, when it comes to the earth, we can all agree that it is the only home we know and if we love ourselves and ultimately the planet, we have to protect it. Earth Day 2022 should come as a subtle reminder to take conscious climate actions to heal the earth.
Earth Day is an event held annually on April 22 in support of environmental protection. So far, the commemorative event is the world’s largest environmental movement with a definite agenda to restore the earth and make it a healthier place for us all. With this year’s theme as “Invest in our Planet,” we are once again reminded that we must all do our part, no matter how little, to save our earth.
From earth pollution to using non-sustainable materials which after we litter, takes the earth many many years to digest, there are so many direct and indirect harm we met on our dear mother earth.
Here’s how to protect the environment through 5 conscious efforts…
#1. Stop littering the environment
We can’t overemphasize this enough. If everyone uses the trash instead of flinging that Mars chocolate bar pack right on the ground, the earth would be a much healthier place. It’s our sole responsibility to maintain a healthy environment and not just delegate it to the cleaners because “they were paid to do it anyway.”
#2. Plant more trees
Wondering how to protect the earth? Beyond Earth Day 2022, going green helps purify the environment and tackle global warming. In a time when industrialization is beginning to veer its ugly head through air, water pollution, and generally altering the ecosystem, we can do our little parts by planting more trees, thus, bringing in pollinators to your garden for a great start.
#3. Buy more organic and sustainable products
Industries like the fashion, beauty, and food industries are finally beginning to catch up to speed. Presently, there are available eco-friendly alternatives you can readily purchase instead of the usual. Fashion brands like Patagonia, Eileen Fisher, and Reformation are among the top options to consider when buying sustainable clothing. Also consider beauty brands like Aveda, Loli Beauty, and Habit Cosmetics.
#4. Think recycling!
One of the ways you could save our earth is by cleaning up the surroundings and recycling used plastic and other recyclable materials. This would reduce a great deal of pressure on the earth. Like the song says: “Reduce, reuse, recycle.”
#5. Teach the kids
They say, “If you want to go fast, go alone but if you want to go far, go with people.” Passing on environmental consciousness to the next generation is one sure way for the earth to achieve sustainability and longevity. Teach children to eat healthily, shop for eco-friendly options when available, clean their environments, recycle and learn gardening. The results far transcend individual impact. Generational actions like these are how we can collectively protect the earth.
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