3 Ways to Be a More Environmentally Friendly Person

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3 Ways to Be a More Environmentally Friendly Person
3 Ways to Be a More Environmentally Friendly Person

With the age of the earth getting older, it requires us to be able to take care of it more so that later our children and grandchildren can still enjoy its beauty. You don't have to join any campaign to protect the earth. Just you are aware of your own environment then you have helped to preserve this earth.


Method 1 of 3: Protect Water Sources

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Step 1. Save water

It takes a lot of energy to get water from a water source to your home. Water does not flow directly from the source, but must go through several stages of cleaning before it reaches your home. therefore, saving water will reduce the amount of energy required for this water treatment. Here are some ways you can save water:

  • Save water when you wash your furniture. You don't have to turn on the water constantly while you're washing.
  • Don't shower too long.
  • Use equipment that can save water usage.
  • Check for leaks in your water pipe.
  • Do not let the water run continuously while you are brushing your teeth.
  • Don't water your lawn too often. Allow the plants in your yard to be watered by the rain. But when the dry season, watering your yard once a day is enough.
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Step 2. Reduce the use of chemicals

Using chemicals either to clean your furniture or to fertilize your plants will only harm the environment. Try to use more natural materials to clean furniture or to fertilize your plants.

  • Use alternative cleaning agents. You can use white vinegar and baking soda to clean your kitchen and bathroom areas.
  • Replace your shampoo and soap with one that contains more natural ingredients.
  • Try using natural pesticides and herbicides to get rid of pests on your plants.
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Step 3. Do not throw hazardous waste carelessly

Make sure you don't throw away paint, oil, ammonia, and other chemical solutions, as they can contaminate the soil in your area.

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Step 4. Help local businesses to maintain water sustainability

Changing your habits regarding water use is a good step. By doing water saving and water conservation activities, you are helping to keep your environment natural. You can also do the following ways to further help conserve your water and the environment:

  • Participate in drain cleaning activities. You can participate in activities to clean waterways such as culverts or rivers in your area. Or if in your area there is no group that cares to do this, then you can be the one to start it by inviting other people or by doing it yourself so that if other people see it, they will be aware and help you.
  • Participate in campaigns against activities that pollute waterways. With the concession given by the government at this time to companies, which then they dispose of their waste products carelessly, it will cause considerable environmental damage if it continues. Try to join the campaign against this.

Method 2 of 3: Help Clean the Air

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Step 1. Save electricity usage

It is very important that you turn off lights and other electronics when not in use. Electricity comes from plants which use energy derived from burning coal or other fossil fuels, which will produce carbon emissions that can pollute the air. Here are some steps you can take to save electricity at home:

  • If possible, you can switch your electricity source to a more natural source, such as by using electricity from hydro, wind or solar power, which are more environmentally friendly.
  • Avoid excessive use of air conditioning.
  • Turn off electronic equipment when not in use.
  • Use lamps that can save energy.
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Step 2. Use public transportation

The use of private cars in addition to creating traffic jams also requires the use of fuel. In addition, making a car itself requires a large amount of energy, where energy can be obtained from the use of electricity and also combustion using fossil fuels.

  • Use public transportation. You can use public transportation to get to where you want to go.
  • Use a bicycle. Currently in big cities there are already special lanes for bicycles to make them more comfortable. Besides being healthy, using a bicycle as your transportation will also help conserve the air.
  • If the place you are going to is not too far away, you can walk to reach it.
  • Give a ride or even hitch a ride with other people who have the same goal.
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Step 3. Purchase eco-friendly products

Strive for you to use products made using more environmentally friendly production processes to further help conserve the air.

  • Pay attention to the production process. If possible you can look directly at the manufacturer or by looking for other information.
  • Know the factory where it is produced. If the product is made in a place that is very far from your area, it is better you avoid buying it, and buy another product that is produced closer to your area.
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Step 4. Eat more vegetables

You can show that you care about the environment by eating more vegetables and other food products that are produced not too far from where you live.

  • Buy vegetables at the traditional market. Apart from protecting the environment, you are also empowering local farmers.
  • Try growing your own vegetables. Besides being more economical, you have also helped the environmental conservation program if you do this.
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Step 5. Join a group that cares about air conservation

Once you've made your own efforts to fight air pollution, try to join a group that acts to fight air pollution. Besides you will get more information about ways to fight air pollution, you will also inspire others to join the fight against air pollution and reduce global warming.

Method 3 of 3: Protecting the Environment and Animal Habitat

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Step 1. Reduce household waste

The use of excess products will also cause a big waste problem. Try to avoid it in the following way.

  • Buy products that are packaged in a minimalist way. Avoid products that are wrapped multiple times to avoid excess waste.
  • Recycle and reuse used products if possible. If you buy a product wrapped in a plastic or glass container, you can reuse it instead of throwing it away.
  • Turn your leftovers into compost
  • Try to make your own instead of buying it if possible.
  • Try to cook your own food instead of buying food at the restaurant.
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Step 2. Plant a tree

Trees have many roles in environmental conservation efforts. Apart from preventing erosion and protecting the soil, trees are also useful for conserving the air. You can take the following steps to preserve the trees around you:

  • Plant a tree that has many branches.
  • Don't cut down trees unless it's a threat to your safety.
  • Purchase tree seeds at conservation sites to help maintain the native tree habitat of your area.
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Step 3. Let your page grow as it is

Maybe this will detract from the beauty of your backyard. However, by doing this, it means that you have contributed to the process of preserving the environment and wildlife in your area. Here are some things you can do:

  • Do not use pesticides or herbicides that contain chemicals.
  • Plant plants that attract bees or butterflies.
  • Create a place to store bird and squirrel feed.
  • Consider becoming a honey farmer.
  • Provide a water source for the animals.
  • Let every animal live together.
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Step 4. Respect animal life

At this time, many animal species are threatened with extinction. By realizing that, then try to change your perspective on living animals, because they have also helped to preserve the environment. You can do the following:

  • Choose sustainable food ingredients. Make sure the fish you catch or buy are fully mature and have reproduced, so you don't disturb the fish's reproductive line.
  • Keep the wilderness around you natural.
  • Join the environmental community in your area.
  • Help to spread the campaign about the protection of endangered animals.
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Step 5. Join an environmental protection group

If in your area there is a group that cares about preserving the environment, it never hurts for you to join.


  • Make a small note as a reminder for you to turn off lights and other electronic equipment that is not in use.
  • Use a plastic bag to line your trash can.

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