Six ways to take care of the environment

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The environment is essential for life, our habitat and the necessary condition for living and surviving living beings, including flora, fauna and human beings. Caring for the environment, preserving the balance of ecosystems and not wasting basic resources is everyone's task that we can easily do by contributing our grain of sand on a daily basis.

It is not just about reducing the carbon footprint or making a use responsable of basic resources, such as water or food, but also to practice an eco-friendly lifestyle in general. How to do it? It is very simple, there are ten aspects that we must take care of to make a small-big difference easily, without the need to make radical changes.

An eco food

Eat following basic ecological principles it is easier than it may sound. Although the organic diet is highly recommended, it is not always easy for the diet to be fully so. But there is no need to worry. If the budget does not reach us that much, doing it partially also adds green points.

Our health and that of the planet will thank us if, for example, we consume organic legumes (buying them dry and in large formats lowers the price) or those vegetables that are normally more loaded with pesticides, such as potatoes, onions, garlic, celery, strawberries, apples or peaches. In your case, getting into local consumer groups may be more economical.

We focus on local consumption and fresh products, as they also have a lower carbon footprint by saving us transport and energy from refrigeration and frozen products. If, in addition, we grow them in a small urban garden, garden or on the balcony of the house, then better than better or, why not, we bet on organic cosmetics, many formulations are easy to make at home. Every gesture is important, no matter how small.

Responsible use of scarce resources

Not wasting food is important because it shows in your pocket and in our CO2 balance, as well as being a gesture in favor of food security, and the same can be said about water, an equally scarce resource in many parts of the world. Each drop is a treasure that we must take care of as such.

Raising awareness about it is already a big step. Logically, this awareness translates into less expense when using it at the domestic level (in the shower, washing machine, watering, etc.) and in serving as an example for the smallest of the house. Let's think that if the use of water were more responsible, enough water would be saved to supply many families who do not have access to it. In practice, it is as important to control that there are no leaks in taps, hoses, etc., as preferring the shower to the bathroom or the drip irrigation or, say, the harvest of rainwater, before conventional irrigation.

Save energy at home and office

Countries are usually deficit in Energy, and this supposes a great effort at an economic level. In fact, energy dependence is one of the main problems of many economies, including the Spanish one. At the domestic level, the problem is also economic, but also one of unnecessary use, so avoiding waste should be our goal.

Turn off lights that stay on or install bulbs Low consumption are useful examples, but there are many other ways to reduce consumption and, with it, the electricity bill, including not overusing the air conditioning or heating, controlling vampire consumption by unplugging unused appliances or by purchasing high-efficiency models when the time comes to upgrade. Let's try to do the same in the workplace as well.

Take care of the environment

Contact with the Nature It is necessary for the human being, both at a mental level and for bodily health. In the same way that natural environments take care of us, we also have to take care of them. It is not about reforesting burned areas, although it would be great to do so.

It will be enough that we do not commit recklessness in places where, whether or not it is prohibited, a fire may start or, for example, that we respect flora and fauna, enjoying the natural surroundings without altering the ecosystems. Likewise, we can help the planet by practicing tourism sustainable.

Reduce, reuse and recycle

The principle of the three r's may well be considered the first commandment of the ecology. Both in our role as buyers and consumers, reducing, reusing and recycling is the key to eco-friendly behavior. Its application is infinite, and his thing is to keep in mind the rule of the three r's and apply it on a daily basis when the occasion arises.

When buying, run away from consumerism It can mean reducing, reusing and recycling at the same time and, for example, when going to dump the garbage it is important to consider if it is really a good idea to throw away that object or waste. In addition, we have separated waste, as well as taking advantage of in a practical way those that could have a second use, such as coffee grounds, vegetable skins, old toys or, without going any further, the food that is left over and ends up in The trash.

Sustainable transport

It is true, the bike is par excellence the medium from transport plus sustainable. It brings us back and forth to the stroke of pedaling, and we even have the option of the electric bike for longer journeys. But there is something better than using the bike or, at least, the same or more sustainable. We are referring, logically, to the San Fernando car, the one that also brings us and takes us, a little while on foot and another on foot …

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