What can we do to protect our environment?
Use paper wisely or do not use it at all. Print on both sides if you decide to use paper. Recycle paper.
Turn off the lights of a room when you do not need them. Turn off unnecessary lights. Use energy saving light bulbs.
Use water in a prudent manner and do not let the taps to run aimlessly. Recycle water if need be.
Ensure that cars are well maintained and well serviced to ensure that fuel is used efficiently and that vehicles do not poison our environment with dangerous fumes. Car pool.
Use biodegradable bags instead of plastic bags. Awesome that this is now law in Kenya. Plastic is not only an eye sore, it clogs drains and pipes and takes around ten to hundred years to be broken down.
Using alternative means of transport to driving e.g. walking and cycling to save our environment from the gases emitted by our vehicles.
Before buying a new thing ask yourself whether you really need it. Consider purchasing second hand or used items that will serve the same purpose as a new one. Recycle items and donate gently used items to people that may be in need.
Participate in neighbourhood clean ups of the environment.
Plant a tree or several trees for that matter.
Donate to organizations that support environmental and wildlife conservation.
In many parts of the world, the population is growing at an alarming rate — at a faster pace than the resources available. We are advised to be more savvy on how we use resources like food, water and paper. It also calls for prudent planning of resources like transport and shelter for the well being of others.
Can you think of other ways that we can conserve our environment?
November 2018 – Kwetu
Focus on the conservation of the environment and deliberate interior design of homes