How YOU can make it better
Here is a list of tips that you can use to reduce your impact on the planet. All you need to do is make moderate changes in your lifestyle.
Cloth to paper
This is probably the simplest yet most elementary solution to one of our biggest problems, i.e.; our rapidly growing consumption of Paper. So we picked paper as a readily available source for replacing polythene-based compounds. We can use it in our routines. So eventually that ran our habit of creating problems as solutions to new problems, we now face a paper shortage and our natural wood sources are depleting by the season. An idea proposes that cloth possesses a longer life and is also, like paper, recyclable. So we have now turned towards our roots and accessorizing our daily lives with cloth-based materials rather than paper or cardboard packaging, we are on our way to make a difference.
Buy Fresh. Buy Small
The concept behind such a deal is simple, the more vegetable and fruit produce you buy daily, the more you store in your refrigeration units. Meaning more power is used to keep the produce fresh and edible for longer. But what if we stopped hoarding and look at the amount of electricity that we can save by buying enough product. Saving the energy that would take to keep the excess produce fresh for longer when you can buy fresh produce every day. This means more trips to the local markets allowing produce in stock to be used before they waste away in an underprepared hoarding compound. Saving down on energy used in daily households all over the planet, in the long run, can result in a revolutionary step in changing the way we consume energy unnoticed.
Know what you buy
There is modern age industry and the knowledge that is out there for us that our attention span can grasp. It has become a necessity for us to pay attention to what we buy and spend our money on. If you go out to a store near your place and check out its products, you’ll find a range of stickers and labels that confirms the product’s and the company’s affiliations to a certain set of things. One of these stickers also notes that your product is “Environment Friendly”. This in turn provides us to contribute our share daily in small or moderate amounts without having to go out of our way. Replacing and promoting new, technologically advanced industries provides us a chance to improve our routine and its impact on the planet.
Watch your commute
We use vehicles on an everyday basis. Allow ravaging fuel consumption to occur at an hourly rate which has been eventually digging through our supposed reserves. This means either we change the way we travel, or we change our traveling methods. Now as similar as both of these may sound, there’s a reasonable difference in both said options. The first offers research into alternative energy sources, alternate vehicle designs, etc. Now, this we have worked upon for the last two centuries. Focusing on our second option, we can pick up concepts like underground roads, avoiding traffic stops, and congested traffic jams, saving us millions of gallons of fuel in just a very elementary part of our everyday life.
Hemp And It’s the solution for the world.
People know Hemp as a byproduct of Marijuana plantations. It is a plant that has been well established throughout history and all its dominant cultures and subcultures. Along with texts about the leaders of said civilizations who used hemp to build and create. Now because of the mainstream criminalization of Marijuana as a grade-A narcotic substance, its byproducts like Hemp and such have been discarded from their true potential. Hemp presents multiple solutions at the same time, ready to harness, for many problems we as an expanding species face. For example, the levels of Carbon dioxide in our air have shot up to numbers never recorded before. Hemp introduces successful automated sequestration of atmospheric carbon dioxide from the system.
You can grow Hemp on any base of land without much change to it. This allows us to work with as less relocation for living creatures living in the area and we can still work on growing hemp in areas available to us. Soil Degradation is a process that forces us to relocate our growing lands and leave behind barren lands, relying on nature to replenish them, but with hemp, we have a very small footprint on the soil after multiple plantation cycles. Hence we can use the same piece of land for producing more hemp. All in the said area in a fixed period. Now many may regard this as a direct blow to the woodworking industry since hemp sounds like an alternative. But it’s not necessarily the case. We can easily incorporate hemp into our routines and step by step integrate it all into the system.
With the technology
The Global Footprint Network, an international non-profit organization, notes that in just the first seven months of the year 2018, we have devoured a year’s worth of resources, including water as well. Today the consumption rate is almost 70% over the 1:1 ratio of our resources sustaining human life. This means we are using the resources as if we had 1.7 planets on Earth to scavenge them from.
The irony with this self-destructive mode of growth is that we have. Just before the final straw, realized our impacts and footprints and we are using the window of improvement we have.
In all this, technology saves a big and important part of our industries from using paper. Also, they save other basic natural materials for large-scale operations. All this is done to reduce cost, safety implications, better performance, and for nature. Following the same structure for our homes and lives, we can reconstruct our methods of living to integrate technology. Also, help it become as much as a support system it can for natural resource-based operations.