The idea and principles of environmental preservation in the United States and in any part of the world is widely viewed as the act of setting aside precious and now-limited natural resources to avoid damage in any forms caused by man-made intervention. Such human demands on the environment include the use of freshwater, logging, mining of ground minerals, hunting, fishing and farming. Often these interventions are stimulated by the need to set up or expand human tourism and recreation.
The best approach for the colossal act that requires governments from around the world to act and work together as one would be to adhere to the ideas and principles of “Going Green.” Although most environmental preservation work falls to the NGOS, a few private sector groups (motivated by tax write offs and reputational boost?) and loyal charities. To go green all the way requires every human resource to pursue general knowledge and practices that promote our ecological and environmental obligations and responsibilities. For things to move forward decisively it must be one big and vast social movement and it must progress steadily towards the coming generations.
Fortunately, we now have access to some straightforward strategies when going green. We need not worry about any hazardous effects that would only create more problems on our hands. One of the main emphases is on how we can all reduce our energy demands. We can summarize them best with these common sense ideas:
- Start patronizing energy-efficient lighting systems. We can replace all the standard light bulbs in our houses with compact fluorescent lights. These last for many years, and save energy as well.
- Wash your clothing in bulk. Otherwise we are wasting water and electricity, and lots of it. If possible, wait until your washing machine is to a full every time you are set for laundry. The same goes with your use for the dishwasher in washing dishes.
- Car pools and public transportation rocks. You do a lot by preserving the integrity of our delicate environment if you take off one car on the road, thereby reducing automobile emissions. Some cities around the world even offer discounts and free tickets to their folks as an incentive, and to encourage them to take public transportation for specified periods. For your part, you can simply walk to your office especially if it is just near your place. Not only do you save money on fuel, but you also get that important added benefit of improving your overall health.
- Improve your home by fortifying it with insulation. Aside from its primary functions, you can also make sure that you are not wasting your energy bills since you are insulating your house efficiently, preventing generated heat or cold indoors from escaping.
How about you? Do you have more eco-friendly, bright ideas to perpetuate a culture involving environmental preservation?