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How we can protect our environment from pollution

It is no secret that there are a lot of people’s actions that cause harm to the environment. Pollution may poison water, air and soils, destroy landscapes, erase different species of plants or kill humans. Whether you mean to save the ecosystem for your children’s future, or good health is your main concern, there are many ways to help reduce this destructive process.

No matter the age group, as an individual you must pay attention to some important factors from your daily routine that can lead to a polluted air, devastated forests or diseases and affect everyone’s lives. As an everyday habit, people waste lots of things like paper, aluminum cans, glass bottles, plastics or batteries. Instead, recycle them so that you will reduce the need for more natural resources. Throw the waste in proper dumping areas designated for recyclable and non-recyclable items.

Another practice beneficial for the environment is composting. Turn your leftover food into fertilizers for plants and you will help minimize the use of toxic pesticides, herbicides or other chemical fertilizers. They have natural substances to promote the growth of plants. Also, you can buy food from local sources that use natural nutrients to enrich the soil and you will lower the number of transportation trips necessary for supplies.

Air pollution is a serious threat to the quality of life. Emissions from factories, buildings or vehicles are the main culprits for deterioration in New York City, one of the most polluted cities in the US. Take a bus or subway to get to work, school or other places. If you need to go to the local pharmacy, leave your car at home and walk or use a bike. Not only you will be able to breathe some fresh air and enjoy a walking in the park with your escort from, but you will also shape your body with exercise.

It is known that the government promotes efficient energy consumption. Do not use electricity when you can go without it. For instance, you should limit the amount of electronic fitness machines and use a real bicycle or simple body workouts. Switch off your lights or TV when you are not in the room and cut down your energy bills. Even when electrical appliances are turned off, they still use power. Assure yourself that you unplug your laptop after you finish work.

Even though more and more regions face droughts, water is still wasted on insignificant activities on a daily basis. So next time you brush your teeth turn it on only when you need it. From tap to the dishwasher, you can make small adjustments to conserve water at home, garden or work. Do not trash the water streams and spoil it with toxic preservatives on your lawn. You can recover rainwater and use it for different goals.

Another favorable action to the surroundings is to clean homes and offices with eco-friendly techniques such as vinegar and baking soda. Choose to cut down natural resources explorations when you buy green products. Drinkable water, quality air and healthy food are essential life-support elements. Whatever method citizens choose for environment preservation, there is no doubt that some concepts and values have to be changed.