Are you fond of travelling to beaches, mountains or hills? Do you love being in nature and witnessing beautiful flowers? Then, you know how important it is to protect and conserve the environment. It’s time you take your first step on World Environment Day on 5th June 2022.
This day is held annually by the UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) to spread awareness about conserving the environment and the importance of sustainable living.
Every year has a different theme, and this year it is – Only One Earth, a slogan that focuses on “living sustainably in harmony with nature”. So, why don’t we all try these five ways to participate in protecting our ecosystem and contribute to environmental sustainability –
Recycle, Reuse and Reduce –
1. Some of the basic steps that one can take to save the environment begin at home.
2. Use a mug for water while brushing your teeth
3. Keep glass bottles for drinking water
4. Recycling the old plastic bottles
5. Use rainwater for laundry or washing your car
6. Switch off all the lights whenever you leave the room
Gain Knowledge & Create Awareness –
The first step you should take is – to gain knowledge about climate change and environmental sustainability and understand our goals to save nature and conserve natural resources. The second step is to spread awareness among your neighbours, friends or colleagues about the same.
Start a conversation and encourage people to take action with simple steps like cleaning up the neighbourhood, reducing plastic use, conducting a film festival by screening movies around the environment, and more.
Planting Trees & Flowers –
Start with your own home and build a small garden full of potted plants, trees and some flowers to make it look green and beautiful. This way, you can click pictures of your garden and encourage people on social media to create one in their own space.
Studies show that some plants and flowers clean the soil of any contaminants, especially sunflowers. It absorbs radioactive material or any pollutants from the soul without harming the plant. So, before you plant anything, do thorough research.
You can also contact any florist in Melbourne like, Melbourne Fresh Flowers and get information about which plants or flowers you grow outside.
Buy Sustainable Products –
Many products in the market get manufactured from non-renewable plastic that is harmful to the ecosystem. We must start changing our lifestyle and support brands making sustainable items. From bamboo toothbrushes, sustainable bags and clothing to grocery bags, all of these can be helpful for the environment.
Dispose Properly –
It’s helpful to segregate and throw away the waste properly in the correct bins. Finding and recycling non-biodegradable waste becomes simpler through this process, and it doesn’t increase the landfill, which reduces the overall impact on the environment.
This year, take the plunge and make a significant transformation towards sustainable living.