As New Year 2020 is approaching, people have started planning their resolutions. While for some it could be choosing a healthy diet, for others it is hitting the gym daily. From plans to quit smoking to drinking more water, people make all kinds of resolution to follow in the New Year. For others, it could be about focusing more on their relationships and professional life. Whatever be your plan, we have a list of ideas you can ideate in the New Year which focuses on using our planet. You can adopt these six environment-friendly New Year resolutions and follow it as part of your lifestyle. Brazil: Rate of Deforestation in Amazon Rainforest at Highest Level in 11 Years.
New Year Resolutions are infamous for not being followed, but these changes in your daily life do not take much effort. It makes you an informed citizen and someone who care for the environment. This New Year 2020 let's pledge to lessen the load on our planet by making changes to our lifestyle.
1. Reduce the Use of Plastic
Plastic is one of the main components amounting to non-degradable waste on the planet. Especially, the use of single-use plastic is one of the major concerns across countries. They pollute water bodies, clog drains, kill marine animals and contaminate the whole system. In New Year 2020, you can adopt eco-friendly methods and contribute towards saving the Earth. We as a community need to immediately find a permanent solution to straws, stirrers, food wrappers, grocery bags, etc. How to Reduce Plastic Pollution? 6 Simple Lifestyle Changes You Can Adopt For a Greener Planet!
2. There is an Issue With Tissue
Using tissues is one of the modern conveniences but it comes at a big cost. The high use of tissue means more damage to the environment, especially by cutting down trees. The tissue industry is destroying the forest and it is high time we find an alternative.
3. Plant More Trees
Trees are a part of our global environment from were most essential things required for human life comes from. However, we are cutting down trees to meet our demands without compensating for it. Deforestation has resulted in an array of problems we face include scanty rainfall, global warming, wildlife habitat destruction, less oxygen and many other similar issues. It is essential that we plant more trees and make the planet a better place for our future generations. Philippines New Law Asks Students to Plant 10 Trees If They Want to Graduate.
Carpooling helps the environment and improves the health of people. If more people decide to carpool, it will cut down the number of vehicles on the road, which in turn will help the community in a number of ways. This will reduce cases of asthma and allergies other than lessening pollution levels.
5. Conserve Water
Water is an important substance that preserves life on Earth. While water may be easily available to a lot of people, it is scarce in many countries. Our current habits are not just reducing the water level but also polluting it. It is essential to conserve water and use it with care, because the amount of freshwater is reducing. Reducing shower time, turning off faucets, reusing water are some of the ways to save water. How to Save Water in 5 Easy Ways.
6. Use Electricity Wisely
Using energy wisely will help you keep your monthly bills down. Electricity requires a source to fuel it which comes from oil, coal or gas. With the ever-growing population, our natural resources are depleting quickly and we need to keep the usage at bay. In the New Year, let's try and reduce our demand for energy resources thus contributing towards the betterment of the ecology.
Changing our daily habits is an important step to combat climate change and save the planet. And this New Year, as you plan your resolutions, let us also adopt some eco-friendly ways and let the Earth live longer.