Have you ever thought of ideas that simplify resistance to a healthy living by just following some basic steps? This World Environment Day, implement some of the eco-friendly ideas suggested below.
Our environment is a key contributor to our lives. Home is a place where one not only feels safe but it is the most composed and easy-going place for anyone. One must always look at certain factors while choosing their living areas and vicinity. Choosing wisely is important because saving the Earth is saving lives.
Have you ever thought of ideas that simplify resistance to a healthy living by just following some basic steps? Yes, it is that simple; you just need to be vigilant about your day-to-day actions and bring in a sense of responsibility while implementing those acts.
- Dispose wet and dry garbage separate: The BMC collects almost 10,000 metric tonnes of solid waste everyday of which only 1,200 tonnes go for recycling. All societies with even little bit of garden space can set up a composting system for decomposition of societal wet waste. The same can be used as fertiliser for internal gardens.
- Recyle water: It is said that a one tonne air conditioner (AC) can generate approximately 15-20 litres of water per day if the AC is in operation for six hours on a sunny day. This equals 45 litres of water in a month. Societies can collectively create methods to collect this dripping water and reuse in gardens/washing cars etc.
- Rain water harvesting: Mumbai is known for the heavy showers it receives during monsoons and also for the lack of water during the rest of the months. With the surrounding suburbs developing rapidly, the current 3,900 million litres per day of the city’s water requirement will only go up. At such times, societies can take the responsibility of harvesting rain water through underground tanks and other systems. The costs are anywhere between Rs 3-5 lakh but the benefits are manifold.
- Solar panel/heaters: There are examples in Mumbai itself of societies cutting down their electricity bill by almost 90 percent through installations of solar panels. This not only reduces their carbon footprint but also reduces their dependency on the electricity grid.
- Plant more trees: Trees provide oxygen, a basic necessity to survive. For healthy living, it is most important to have greener surroundings. Indian cities are rapidly losing their green belts and so are the native birds like sparrows. Growing trees and installing bird feeders are not only ways to maintain some greenery and fresh air around, but also mentally relaxing and peaceful methods in the hectic city life.
Several cities are already gearing up to a lot of awareness on the environmental field, and while we all may not be equipped to go out of our way and do something for the city but we all can contribute a little in our own small ways. When each one does one, the social optimisation is bound to happen.
Disclaimer: The views expressed in the article are solely of the author and may not represent 99acres.com's opinions on the subject. 99acres.com does not take responsibility for any actions taken based on the information shared by the author.