Saturday, February 25, 2006

Simple ways in which we can help save our only home...

“Nobody made a greater mistake then he who did nothing because he could do only a little.”

-Edmund Burke

True as it is that a dyed-in-the-wool nature lover can move mountains, your role in protecting this planet need not necessarily be complex. If you are a busy person, even the simple things you do, expending least effort, are heroic because you are doing them for a cause and with the belief that you are not a mere statistic. Human psychology is to tend towards inaction even if we faintly perceive that a situation is uncontrollable or if we consider our contribution as insignificant. So, in the case of protection and conservation, the primary task is to realize that every contribution matters. Then, by imbibing some simple activities and philosophies in our lifestyle, we can avert the impending disaster.

Recycle waste products. Never let the emission test for your car get overdue. Don’t leave a tap running when not in use. Remember to put the lights off when you leave the room. Write on both sides of the paper; less paper production means fewer trees are cut. Use recyclable plastic. Try to restrict waste to only two categories – recyclable and biodegradable. Avoid the third and fatal category – non-recyclable and non-biodegradable. Pool your car. Plant a tree on every birthday and anniversary. Adopt roadside trees and water them regularly. Protest when you see somebody acting against environmental interests. Refuse to buy goods made from animal products; if you don’t buy, they won’t poach. Check to see that products you buy are not tested on animals. Harvest rainwater.

Let's join hands to make a difference.

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