Are we right in understanding the terms ‘eco-friendly & sustainability’?
The word Green that relates to an environmental benefit means eco-friendly and it simply tells that something which isn’t detrimental to the planet.
Same way on the other hand, Sustainability refers to the entire range of activities, actions and issues that deal with environmental, social, and economic benefits, which do not harmfully impact future generations.
Actually, sustainability do not use resources at a speedy rate and it is the ability to meet their basic life needs.
Why do we aim for Sustainability?
Yes, the small difference between the above two terms actually makes a big difference when we consider the existing lifestyle practices.
Sustainability – an interdependent triangular component:
All the big three components: environmental, social, and economic are interdependent. We can put in simple words like, ‘What we take from earth, we return the same to it’.
The most impactful and real-world sustainable living components
- Renewable energy
- Organic and regenerative
- Plant-rich diets
- Growing own food
- Food Waste
- Reducing Individual
- Modes of Transportation
- Sustainable Building Models
- Self Sufficiency
Regenerative agriculture is a method of organic farming that restores carbon and health to the soil is an incredibly exciting movement which could both draw down carbon from the atmosphere while improving productivity.
Sustainable & Zero waste living habits –
What is the need?
Sustainable living habits include public transport or cycling to work, composting, embracing a plant-rich diet, purchasing locally and seeking out accountable brands that are made with sustainability in mind.
Zero waste living includes the habit of having a zero waste kit (e.g. reusable bag, having ecofriendly food and drink bottles) at the ready and looking out for products with compostable or reusable packaging.
Top 5 R’s to do:
- Refuse what you do not need
- Reduce what you do need
- Reuse by repurposing stuff and choosing reusable over disposable
- Recycle what you cannot refuse, reduce or reuse
- Rot (compost) the rest
Top 10 ways for sustainable living:
- Save energy
- Be conscious of water use
- Use reusable alternatives like Go paperless
- Offset travel emissions
- Use renewable energy
- Recycle and reuse
- Grow own kitchen garden
- Donate unused items
- Switch to 100% renewable electricity today
- Invest in eco-friendly technology
As an individual we can do a very little and then as a mass, we can make wonders.
Every person should hold the ways and take up responsibility to change our own behavior to value the earth, no matter how modest it may appear. We can begin where we can as an individual.
The little effort we put today would mean a lot for tomorrow, and from there it becomes an unconditional responsibility for every human being.
We swear to care the earth and the earth in turn cares to cater us with sustainable & eco-friendly environment.