As citizens, many of us have a genuine concern for the environment. But what can we do to contribute towards the conservation of wildlife and its habitats, and a healthier, pollution-free environment? This is a question that many of us ponder over. Here are a few steps you can take to lead a life that is environment-friendly.
- Become aware and spread awareness about conservation: Learn all you can about endangered animals and the threats they face. Share your knowledge and concern with others.
- Go on a nature trail: Visit a forest with your family or friends. Observe wildlife to understand how it enriches human lives. We only conserve what we love and value.
- Spread the good word: Write articles about wildlife conservation for your school/college magazines or in newspapers and online portals.
- Use less: Save water, paper and electricity. It helps save forests.
- Reduce your carbon footprint: Do this by making daily lifestyle changes. Use public transport as far as possible. Walk. Cycle. Car pool.
- Be a friend of urban trees: They provide precious shade and mitigate the urban heat island effect. Plant and protect trees in your city. Participate in tree appreciation walks.
- Form a community: Start a nature club in your college, school or colony.
- Write letters: Write to the PM, CM and newspaper editors. Voice your concern about climate change, deforestation, the health of rivers, and pollution.
- Give up single-use plastics: Support the government in implementing the ban on single-use plastic. Don’t ask for plastic bags at grocery stores.
Making even a few of these habits and activities a part of your life, you will inspire others from your social circles, and lead a more purposeful life. So what are you waiting for?