Tuesday, August 13, 2013
We treat the planet we live on with great disrespect. We believe that all of the materials within are expendable and the world is going to last forever - it isn't! It is understandably very difficult to quantify the impact of our actions in hundreds of years but we really ought to start trying. Realistically, the fact of the matter is not many people care about what is going happen to the world in the future, "as long as it doesn't end in the next 100 years I don't care".
This attitude is extremely selfish and if we are to help protect the environment, needs to change.
The earth is an incredible thing and the fact that the way we live our lives is damaging it is upsetting not to mention we know how and why we are damaging it also! Science in the modern age is pretty darn impressive and we can calculate when the earth will end and how and what level of damage we are creating - impressive stuff.
This article will highlight three ways in which we can help preserve and protect the environment and thus the world.
Every Little Helps
You have got to remember it's a cumulative effort; if everyone does their bit then the results will show very clearly. It's simple to turn the electricity off when you sleep and don't run the tap when you brush your teeth isn't it? I mean there is nothing to be gained from leaving them on and everything to be gained by turning them off.
You save money and help the environment at the same time!
Look for Renewable Energy
Renewable energy has been a buzz word in recent times, government and big companies have looked to the skies (literally) in order to save money and create an environmentally friendly image for their company or country. Companies such as Vector Foiltec have created a revolutionary system that utilizes the suns energy in an extremely effective way to create a micro climate within that is highly efficient.
This Texlon cushioning system is the first of its kind and looks incredibly futuristic. If all of the world's major companies look towards solar, wind and hydro electric power as a credible means to run their business the environment could be going strong for a few more years yet.
Change your Mindset
This is one of the biggest problems, we all have the attitude that everything is expendable and we have certainly lost the concept of money and the value of it. The cost of energy is only going to increase as the economic climate we live in falters. If we all change the way we view the world, money and the price of energy it will become much easier to begin to save and eradicate the cost of our energy wastage.
Moreover, if incentives are offered within your company or even your household to recycle then I guarantee people will start to do it more regularly. We all need to work together to solve the problem.
Andrew has a passion for looking after the environment. He loves to write advisory texts about how best to protect it from damage.