With many businesses making it easier for people to become eco friendly, the push to be more environmentally conscious has continued to grow. It is not only our moral obligation to keep the environment clean, but also for our own good. But, the major issue is that people who have little interest in going green don’t know what to do to make a difference.
Simply put, we need to prepare ourselves, know what actions to do, and what things to avoid.
So, what does it mean to be environmentally conscious?
There is no fix definition for being environmentally conscious – it is different for different people because it is a broad term that defines many various behaviors, laws, and guidelines that help in reducing or minimizing environmental harm. Here are some most common terms for environmentally conscious:
- Going green and living green
- Environmentally friendly
- Natural and nature-friendly
- Eco-conscious and eco-friendly
On a personal level, being environmentally conscious can mean changing your eating habits, way of doing and using things, way of disposing of items, or supporting businesses who are working to make our environment green.
If you love your mother earth and want to do everything possible to make it eco-friendly, here are some things you can do to become environmentally conscious:
Say NO to Paper Calendars
There are lots of people who rely on post-it notes, newspaper, and paper to-do lists. If you are also one of them, you should avoid using these things. You can download a mobile app for to-do lists and read news online on your tablet to significantly reduce the amount of paper your use.
According to a report, 80% of water bottles are not recycled, piled up in the junkyard and are very wasteful. In fact, to make one disposable water bottle, we use about three times the amount of water that is actually needle. What one should do is reuse them in some way than disposing of.
Shop Locally Whenever Possible
Local shopping supports the farmers in your community. This is an environmentally friendly way to save money and resources otherwise needed for packaging and shipping products. If you start doing this, you will also be encouraging others to do the same.
Ditch Single-use Plastic
Single-use plastics such as wraps, disposable straws and shopping bags are harmful to our environment. They are not biodegradable and release chemical fillers when they melt down. You can use beeswax wraps as an alternative to single-use plastic wraps to promote a healthier environment.
Plant As Many Trees As You Can
Planting trees is not only the community members’ responsibility, but also as a human being, it is yours too. Trees are being destroyed because of city growth and housing. Thus, planting them can help us give oxygen, clean the air, contribute to the prevention of soil erosion, and provide a home to wildlife.
We can become environmentally conscious by educating ourselves as it is a continuous learning process. We should learn all the different ways that are negatively affecting the earth and reduce our carbon print. Being an environmentally friendly person, you should also educate others and avoid everything that harms society, ensuring that the next generations could breathe in a healthy and peaceful environment.