When it comes to taking good care of the Earth, there is no such thing as doing too much. As our only home, everyone should do their part in preserving nature and supporting advocacies that prevent environmental problems from escalating. If you are already following earth-friendly practices but are wondering how else you can help, here are some suggestions that may be a bit surprising:
Delete unnecessary emails.
Is your inbox overflowing with unopened emails or teeming with unnecessary messages? You may be surprised to know that keeping your inbox full is hurting the environment. This is because with more emails, cloud servers that store these messages would have to work double-time and use more energy. As data centers would use more electricity, they would emit more carbon emissions that contribute to global warming. So, to be kinder to the Earth, you may want to decrease the workload of data centers by decluttering your email inbox.
Buy more expensive yet quality products.
To pay less and save some bucks, many would often choose to buy cheaper items. However, since you cannot always attest to its quality, the more affordable items may get damaged easily, and you may end up buying again. Aside from the need to spend more, you also accumulate items for disposal. Thus, to prevent squandering of money and the production of waste, it is better to choose durable items even if it may cost you a little more.
Recycle old phones.
Smartphones make our lives better in many ways, but the process of manufacturing phones can be harmful to the environment. At the same time, materials from old phones that are improperly disposed of can be toxic to living things. You can minimize the chances of this happening by taking time to dump your old phones at a proper recycling center rather than just dumping them anywhere. With a bit of research, you can discover phone companies and other organizations that would accept old phones you are ready to throw away. You may even get some monetary incentives for doing so. It is also a good idea to take good care of your smartphone and hold off from replacing it way too often.
Teach kids to be environmentally conscious.
Practicing an earth-friendly lifestyle is already commendable but you can do more by inspiring a youngster to follow in your footsteps. One of the best things you can do to protect the environment is teach the future generation to be conscious about how their actions can affect nature. Make your kids, nephews or nieces, or siblings aware that they can do something to save the Earth. With this initiative, you can help ensure a brighter future for the environment.
It is already a given that our world today is facing huge challenges regarding the preservation of nature and resources. Thus aside from knowing the ecological problems at hand, it is also best to reflect on whether or not our actions and choices are a part of the solution instead of the problem.