10 Smart Choices You Can Make to Save the Earth

10 Smart Choices You Can Make to Save the Earth

10 Smart Choices You Can Make to Save the EarthEvery small action sets into motion a series of reactions that impact not just our lives, but also the environment we live in. These small acts and decisions are so powerful that collectively they have the power to change the world… for better or for worse. Symbolic events such as Earth Hour, Earth Day and World Environment Day are gentle reminders for humankind that stress upon the need to respect and protect our environment.

If we wish to see our future generations enjoy the same natural resources that we do today, we must not ravenously consume all non-renewable resources of energy to the point of exhaustion. With such awareness comes the power to decide, the power to act. Simple choices that you make today can save the environment for a better tomorrow.

Do you love nature and care for its resources? Here’s what to ditch and what to keep.

1. Ditch hot water machine wash. Instead wash clothes in cold water.
As much as 85 percent of the energy used to machine-wash clothes goes to heating the water. Cold or warm water washing is a much better option.
2. Ditch the dryer. Use clothesline to dry your washed clothes.
It not only saves water and energy while cutting down on your utility bills, but this practice is also much gentler on your clothes.
3. Ditch plastic or paper bags. Keep cloth bags for shopping.
Take reusable bags for grocery shopping. They eliminate the need for plastic bags that wind up in landfills.
4. Ditch cars. Walk, cycle or use public transport.
Minimal pollution, easy on the pocket, great for your health. Do you still need more reasons?
5. Ditch incandescent bulbs. Go for LED or CFL instead.
These save both energy and money, and last much longer than regular bulbs.
6. Ditch paper towels. Use a kitchen cloth instead.
Paper towels produce nothing but wasted energy. Think of the factory pollution, as well as the tree consumption. It’s best to use washable, reusable alternatives.
7. Ditch hardwood furniture. Go for bamboo.
Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on earth. The quick rate of replenishment makes it more eco-friendly than timber for your home furniture and flooring.
8. Ditch the oven. Keep the microwave.
Microwaves use 50% less energy than conventional ovens.
9. Ditch expensive showpieces. Keep indoor plants.
Indoor plants such as spider plants, bamboo palms, rubber plants, and dracaena are known for their air purifying properties. Invest in these instead of indulging in extravagant works of art.
10. Ditch synthetic fragrances. Go for essential oils and non-aerosol scents.
Limiting the use of chemicals and carbon generating toxins also contributes towards saving the environment. Opt for essential oils that also tend to be good for your health and well-being.

Start small, start smart. These choices will certainly contribute towards conserving Earth’s rapidly depleting natural resources. Let’s pledge not just to protect the environment, but to also create a world where the environment doesn’t need protecting.


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