Earth Day – Living a Sustainable and Climate – Friendly Life
Earth Day is celebrated every year on 22nd April. The theme for Earth Day 2021 is ‘Restore Our Earth’. Love the earth as you would love yourself. Here is a quote which people should understand and live by:
“The greatest danger to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.”
– Robert Swan
Sustainable living portrays a lifestyle that attempts to reduce an individual’s or society’s use of the Earth’s natural resources. It is a practical philosophy that aims to decrease the negative environmental impact by making positive changes that prevent climate change and other adverse environmental concerns.
Why is Sustainable Living important?
The term itself expresses its own importance. Sustainable living: a mechanism of sustaining life on Earth.
It’s a significant lifestyle that should be followed if we want to preserve the planet for future generations. The state of the planet is worsening and it is acknowledged as a major global problem. Climate change, resource depletion, and loss of biodiversity are happening. And we’re not just running out of unnecessary fossil fuels, but out of things like freshwater, which every single person and lifeform on the planet needs to survive.
Doing our part to save the planet from human-caused destruction is ultimately our responsibility.
How Can We Live a Sustainable Life?
There are several ways of living a Sustainable Life, starting with building a sustainable mindset. Asking ourselves if we really require something? Does it have a more suitable and healthier alternative? What would be the cost of that something for me and this planet? Once we develop this mindset, we can lead a Sustainable Life in the ways stated below.
Sustainable living says “no” to fossil fuels. Their extraction not only destroys the planet, but they burn dirty, releasing tons of CO2 emissions. Renewable energy on the other hand includes energy derived from unlimited sources that are clean to use and much less impactful to the source.
Go Zero Waste:
The general idea is to reduce the amount of trash we produce. That means only consuming what is needed, refusing single-use plastics, reusing what can be reused, and recycling what can be recycled.
Support Local Farmers and Businesses:
Buying from local farmers, producers, and shops reduces our carbon footprint because less pollution is created during transport. It also helps the local economy grow and thrive.
Donate Unused Items:
If you don’t use a product or wear a piece of clothing anymore, give it to a charity shop or someone you know would make use of it to help reduce waste.
Make the Change:
Everything begins with you and your home. Educate yourself about Sustainable Living. Spread the word about it. In today’s digital world, it’s easier more than ever. We influence the people around us in so many ways. One post. One tweet. One update. It’s that simple to bring a change. If this is done in masses, it creates a large impact.