Remember when we were in school and would get to read that humans inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide. Unfortunately, when you think what we breathe today, there is an enormous list. with some of the worst contenders like PM 2.5 and PM 10 taking considerable space.
Here’s something we both can agree on: We have taken too much from this planet and in return, given back very little, if anything at all. There was no such thing as environment care in ancient times, but the ancestors believed that nature was supreme and it was unfair to fidget with it.
So before coming to the reason why environment care is important, let’s talk about why environment care has become a necessity, than a choice.
Some Fun Facts
Planet Earth is 4.5 billion years old; on the other hand, mankind has been in existence for the last 140,000 years.
If you condensed earth’s lifespan into 24 hours then we have been here for merely 3 seconds.
Still questioning the importance of environment care?
We are the Homo sapiens, latin for ‘wise men’. but can we justify that title any longer?
Let’s get done with the destruction of planet earth and start living on mars, yeah? Isn’t that where we are headed?
Yes we split the atom, yes we made nuclear bombs, yes we have mastered machine making and are headed to artificial intelligence where robots will be making robots, and yes we are searching for new homes and galaxies, but did we ask ourselves once – why are we doing this? What are the consequences? We, being self-proclaimed the smartest species on the planet, could create such amazing things, yet were totally oblivious of its collateral damage? Choose Wisdom, Not just intelligence.
In short, what can we do?
- Educate yourself about the environment
- Use public transport
- Use reasonable amount of energy, from water to electricity
- Skip red meat as much as possible
- Drive slow and save fuel
- Wash maximum clothes at one go
- Use energy efficient appliances
- Ignore air condition
- Turn to e-vehicles
- Use CNG vehicles
- Grow your own food if possible
- DO NOT USE PLASTIC
- Cook your meals together
- Plant trees
The time is NOW
Today, there is more pollution than ever before, bringing environment care at the center of our lives. We are cutting down trees at the pace like never before, we are breathing toxic air like never before, the quality of our food is worse than ever before, we have increased the speed of animal extinction 1000 times more than the normal rate,
Let’s wake up from this deep slumber of ignorance before every animal species in our children’s book – from rhinos to tigers, from elephants to gorillas, – are all gone.
You see, the secrets of environment care are all in the above mentioned small steps we take. Our environment is made up of lives that breathe and have energy in them. We need to be a lot more sensitive to our senses and that’s all environment care wants from you, in return for all the beauty it has to offer you.