Ways to Protect the Environment One of the biggest problems in our environment today is pollution. It is very important for us to protect the environment. A healthy environment also makes a healthy lifestyle for humans. There are three easy ways to protect the environment: conserving water, recycling, and saving energy. Making small changes in what we do every day can help protect the environment. Water is an important source that humans and other living things can not live without. Because some people are so wasteful, safe drinking water is becoming less and unavailable.
There are several different ways to conserve water. One way is to bring your own water when going somewhere. Each one-liter plastic bottle takes seven liters of water to produce. Not only is filling up your own bottle helping protect the planet, you are also saving money. Buying recycled paper products can also help conserve water. Products made from 100 percent recycled paper takes less water in their manufacturing than products made with non-recycled paper. Another way that helps conserve water is watering the lawn in the morning or evening. Doing this saves water and is more effective than watering in the afternoon.
Watering the lawn in the early morning or evening can save the typical home owner 87 gallons a week. Recycling is another easy way to help protect the environment. Recycling reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators. Recycling also reduces greenhouse gas emission that contributes to global climate change and helps sustain the environment for future generations. Aluminum cans, plastic bottles, and newspapers are all recyclable. Organic matter such as potato peels, tea leaves, and leftover foods can be turned into a compost pile in the garden to be used as natural fertilizer for the plants.
Avoiding non-biodegradable materials also helps protect the environment. Non-biodegradable materials are materials that do not biodegrade quickly.