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Don’t you sometimes ask yourself, does ecology make sense, or is it only loud about it? Why to be eco-friendly?
Today being eco-friendly is a subject full of emotions, associations, and conflicts. Let’s forget about them and let’s go back to the beginning.
I’m sure that we all want to have clean, healthy and nice surroundings. We want to admire the distant views and not the smog over picturesquely located mountain towns. We don’t want our great-grandchildren to swim in the trash. And the forecasts are just that: probably in 2050 the amount of garbage in the oceans will be greater than the amount of fish.
So let us remember these basic purposes of changing our lives for more environmentally friendly.
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What does it mean to act with the environment in mind and why to be eco-friendly?
What does being eco-friendly mean? It means that we live, considering the impact of our various activities and decisions on the environment. The purpose is to leave our environment in the best possible condition – even selfishly for ourselves: our health and the pleasure of watching, touching and breathing the nature.
Conscious actions are necessary because often it’s just the unawareness and the lack of knowledge what simply destroys our world, and thereby it is destroying us: our well-being, health, and safety.
Which actions are badly unaware?
1. Production of food, items, energy, and packaging:
– sends tons of toxins into the soil, water, and atmosphere,
– consumes natural resources (soil, wood, etc.),
– produces garbage – production machinery and documentation, lots of packaging (product, transportation, wholesale).
2. Transport of excess products or unnecessary transportation of products to the other end of the world:
– poisons the air, soil, and water with exhaust fumes,
– consumes the natural resource – fuel,
– produces garbage – cars, trains, replacement parts for their repairs, as well as packets, boxes and so on.
And why do I write unnecessary transport? A fruit grown far away not allowed to mature on the tree nor in the sun, but forced to mature later, dipped in chemicals, transported for weeks, stored in cold stores and re-sprayed with chemicals in the shops – you will not get nutrients for your body from these fruits. They are like cardboard.
So why to be eco-friendly having above example in mind? Simply for your health. And caring about our environment means simply acting consciously, having the knowledge. It’s not about deprivation.
And a shoe, like the one from the other side of the world, your neighbor could sew.
It’s just that we have so fools economic set that it is cheaper to bring it from the other end of the world.
3. Purchase, storage, care, and then disposal of the product:
– waste your time: you deal with things, instead with other people, yourself or experiences,
– limit your space which becomes smaller and smaller as you buy and buy,
– make you more frequent take out the trash,
– result in more garbage in landfills, in the seas, oceans, forests… – several packages of the product, and after time also the worn out item,
– poison the soil in which a tomato grows you would like to eat,
– poison water.
These are my reasons why to be eco-friendly. Notice that we can give a breath to our environment by simply reducing consumption of material items. By implementing into our lives minimalism, which I promote.
You do not have to start with composting or mixing borax with something to be less harmful to the planet.
Start by giving up bringing home plastic and buying strong disinfecting cleaners.
And what are your reasons to be interested in environmental protection? Tell me in comments.
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