My 15 basic actions for eco-system and sustainability
With the growing concern about our beloved planet earth’s ecosystem, development and protection should go hand-in-hand. For this reason, sustainable development is something every one of us should take part in as far as possible. I shall be sharing what I am practicing as ‘’My share of responsibility for the sustainability of the ecosystem’’.
- Normalizing thrift shops: In case you don’t know what a thrift shop is, it is actually a second-hand shop especially for charitable purposes.
- Reducing single-use products: Sachets, plastic plates, plastic spoons, etc.
- Books: I know books are the greatest investment of life but if it’s possible you can share. It decreases demand for books as well as cutting off trees.
- Planting a tree at least a year: In Hinduism, it’s said you should plant a tree at least once in a lifetime. I don’t want to be biased on the basis of religion, but I request everyone to do this and feel the magical bliss that follows.
- Using word pads instead of papers: So, recently I have been typing on digital apps rather than wasting a lot of papers.
- The trend of giving your non-fitting clothes to juniors.
- Involvement in Cloth donations to the needy
- Basics: Saving resources-Turning off lights, use of pressure cookers, avoiding leaving water tap while not in use, decomposable wasters for manure.
- Rooftop farming
- Using bamboo baskets, bamboo trays to the maximum: It kind of saddens me for these local homemade skills and the market being replaced by plastics.
- Buying larger bottles of plastics if I have to instead of many tiny bottles.
- Taking cloth bags to the vegetable market: I prefer buying from the shops using either cloth bags or paper bags.
- I don’t know if I can ever be vegetarian and vegan but I am cutting off consumption of meat or at least maintaining a gap for weeks. Consumption of meat is a shortcut to biodiversity destruction. Looking forward to adopting a vegetarian lifestyle.
- I have seen people using vehicles just for a few meters. I don’t usually take up vehicles unless it’s too late. It’s for my health as well as for the planet.
- I do a lot of thinking to know whether I genuinely want or not and only buying things very wisely.