The environment plays a significant role to support life on earth. Nature has been painting for us infinite pictures of beauty every day. It is just that people fail to see what nature has to offer. It is for this reason that we have occasions like the World Environment Day to remind us of what we are missing out. Planting a sapling, holding placards, shouting slogans, going on a rally – all of this is definitely something but not everything. We should be a lot more conscious of the kind of environment we are a part of and try to make it sustainable. In order to do that, it is not enough to do all of this just for a day, but make it our lifestyle. The environment contains air, water, sunlight, trees, animals, and human beings. They are the living and non-living creatures of the earth. The trees, human- beings, and animals are living organisms. The sun, water, and air are non-living organisms that are crucial for man’s survival. Every creature is a natural resource for each other.
For example, deer is a natural resource to be eaten by a lion.
Life on the earth would not be able to exist in the absence of any one of these natural resources. However, the human being is the most dominant creature of all the beings who can depend on all the natural resources of the earth. He requires the air to breathe. Not only humans but plants and animals also need air to breathe. There will be no life on earth without air. It is only the human being who is responsible for the destruction of the environment.
As we are all well acquainted with the environment, it is everything that naturally surrounds us and affects our daily lives on Earth. Now, in the era of advance living standard of human, our environment is being affected to a large extent through air pollution, noise pollution, deforestation, water pollution, soil pollution, acid rain and other dangerous disasters.
However, some help is needed from all of us to maintain our environment, as usual, to nourish our lives forever and never waste our lives. Environmental pollution is negatively affecting our daily lives socially, physically, economically, emotionally and intellectually in various aspects of life.
We need to maintain the originality of our environment to continue life on Earth, the only place where life is possible so far in the entire universe.
World Environment Day is a campaign celebrated every year to spread public awareness about environmental protection and cleanliness across the world.
We must participate in the campaign to know the ways to save our environment and to make peoples aware of all the bad habits that are causing the environment to collapse day by day.
We can save our environment in a very easy way with a small step taken by every person on earth.
5 Ways to Conserve the Environment
Recycle everything you can and try to buy reusable and biodegradable products as much as possible. Whether it is glass or paper, plastic or metal, all these materials can be re-used.
- Reduce water consumption
It is not a difficult task, just turn the tap off while you brush, reduce the number of baths and take showers instead, use the washing machine only when you can actually fill it with clothes. Used oil or paint should not be discarded into the drains as they will pollute the rivers and finally the seas.
- Plant a tree
Trees are our source of oxygen and we cut them down instead of planting them. If every person planted a tree, life would improve significantly. The air would be cleaner, the number of trees would get back to normal, you would have more shade for the hot summer days; pollution would be reduced along with global warming and greenhouse effect.
- Use rechargeable batteries
Batteries are extremely dangerous for the environment and, unfortunately, only a fraction of these batteries gets to be recycled. The rest is thrown away, becoming a hazardous enemy of the environment. Two or three sets of rechargeable batteries along with a charger would prevent this from happening.
- Quit smoking
It is needless to say how dangerous cigarettes are for your health. They are the cause of a large number of lethal diseases. When people stub out cigarettes, many do not throw it into a bin but on the ground which is just pure littering. In addition, they get to increase air pollution even more, affecting also those who do not smoke. [Source]
So here we are today to hold hands in making every little difference we can, together. Let us stand together and make this world a wonderful place not just for us but for the future generations as well.