Earth Day | The Art of Sustainable Living
We all are aware of the fact that something is not right. The world is changing rapidly. Climate change, Global warming, Seawater rising, the ozone layer depleting - many of us are aware of these topics. The world leaders are constantly debating on these situations every day; everyone wants a solution. Now, The question is, can we really solve this overnight? No, right? How can we solve a problem which did not just occur in an overnight situation? But we are homo sapiens; we are better than any other livings on the planet; we can do anything. We never give up.
Understanding sustainable living
N.B: You can also say, reducing our ecological footprint is the key to sustainable living.
Sustainable living is a movement, which main focus is to reduce our ecological footprint and its negative impact on the environment. The movement has got global attention but not everyone yet still involved or understands the importance of the movement.
Like the covid pandemic we are in, our climate situation is also a similar crisis too. We may eventually occupy mars, but we all want to leave this planet better for our future generation; also, It is a responsibility towards mother earth. Humans are also part of nature, and that is one reminder for us to behave responsibly for the betterment of other livings.
Now, you must be thinking about how I can live sustainably. It's not too hard to do. If we only change some of our regular activities, we can bring a big positive impact. I have calculated my ecological footprint with average usage rate data, and here is the result:
Although I live in a third-world country, and I barely have access to many other facilities you can get in your country that is not environmentally friendly. Still, my average weekly usage data predicts that If everyone on earth lived like me, we would need 2.6 earth, And the earth overshoot day would be 21 May 2021.
Horrifying, isn't it?
** Having chills yet? No? Check your ecological footprint from here - Ecological Footprint Calculator. Don't forget to tell us about the result.
Now, Let's start thinking differently and try to live life to reduce footprint as much as possible and Focus on the ways of living a sustainable life.
In this part of the blog, we will discuss different ways of living with less impact:
1. Use of transportation
If possible, try to reduce your automobile usage and search for an alternative for daily use. A good way is to use a bicycle, Electric bike, etc. Or maybe take a walk for short distances.
2. Water Usage
Did you know, we only have 0.3% of earth's total water usable for us humans. Yes, you should check on this too.
3. Cruelty-free product
Try to look for cruelty-free products. In the animal rights movement, cruelty-free is a label for products or activities that do not harm or kill animals anywhere in the world.
4. Renewable energy
Choose renewable energy, and it's a chance to avoid fossil fuel energy and use solar energy for available options for daily usage.
5. Stop using plastic
It takes a million years for plastic to decompose, a large amount of this waste goes to the ocean, and every year our used plastic kills many sea animals.
Finally, These are some ways you can bring eco-friendly change in daily life, But there are many other ways. Also, that depends on the person's usages. Do, analysis of your usage and try to identify your pattern and change accordingly.
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