Choose your green: Consuming responsibly
“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another” – Mahatma Gandhi.
This world might not get hit by an asteroid any time soon or it may not perish due to another world war but what might gradually bring an end to our earth is the increasing pollution. Moreover, deforestation is taking place on a broader scale all around the world to meet our comfortable and luxurious standards of living.
According to WWF, we are losing 18.7 million acres of forests annually. It is even estimated that 15% of all greenhouse gas emissions are the result of deforestation. Many species have become endangered from the face of this pollution afflicted world, and in no time we will be left with only artificial food to eat and filthy air to breathe.
Trees are a crucial part of our ecosystem because they play a vital role in the carbon cycle. Without trees, we cannot think of surviving a minute on Earth. Fortunately, modern technologies have come up with resourceful ways through which we can create a cleaner and greener earth. By adopting the idea of “Green Living” we can be one step closer to a healthier and economical lifestyle.
But if we do not consider ourselves accountable for our actions, the idea of the green living will just remain as a concept and will never become a reality. There is a lot we can do to adopt healthy habits and protect our planet from crumbling under a load of toxic contamination.
It’s time to adopt a new lifestyle and give back to the earth for a sustainable living! Here are a few easiest daily-life activities we can incorporate to go green and act responsibly:
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These are extremely easy but very effective standards of living and this is the reason why all far-sighted companies are incorporating green living in their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes. Numerous factors are driving this trend, including managerial altruism, cost-cutting techniques, and the emergence of a new generation of green consumers.
Green living is a lifestyle that involves using one’s own resources in order to reduce dependency on our limited natural resources and looking for ‘green’ alternatives for you and your family. These can range from alternative diets, means of transportation or energy consumption to recycling products. It entails eco-friendly behaviour as a great way to contribute to Mother Nature. Moreover, a green lifestyle is refreshing and promotes beneficial empathetic perspective towards all living beings.