CONSERVE WATER IN YOUR HOME
Water is an important part of our daily life, we use it for cooking, bathing, washing and watering plants. Sometimes we misuse this important natural resource without even being aware. Reduce the amount of water you use daily by opting to take showers rather than baths, brush teeth without running water, take shorter showers and take showers with partners. Make use of water used in your kitchen to water your garden rather than using water from the tap. Making these changes may seem difficult at first but once you get used to them, your bills will reduce significantly and you will have played your role in conserving the environment.
USE RECYCLED BAGS
Summer is a season when people take it easy and celebrate the sun but a lot of shopping is always part of such activities. Each year billions of plastic bags form a significant portion of waste that unfortunately finds its way into our oceans, rivers and other unsuitable areas. They are not biodegradable which means that they become part of the environment and ultimately destroy our natural environment, as we know it. Recycled bags are inexpensive and reduce the risk or destroying our environment.
DRIVE A HYBRID CAR
Hybrid cars are not only fashionable but are the best cars to conserve the environment. They normally contain two engines, one electric and another gasoline. This means that they can drive an average of five miles per gallon, which in the end reduces amount of gasoline barrels consumed on a daily basis. Hybrid cars emit less carbon gases since they use less fuel, they cut costs and conserve the environment. When a hybrid car is not using its gas engine, its motor is almost silent which helps in reducing noise pollution. This summer as you drive to your destination, use a hybrid car to reduce costs and conserve the environment.
CONSERVATION VOLUNTEERING ABROAD
Make your summer holiday more fulfilling and worthwhile by volunteering to work in conservation related fields. Volunteering work abroad is a fantastic way to see some of the most unspoilt destinations and interact with the real communities in the world. Volunteering exposes you to fascinating animal species, ecosystems and enlightens you on conservation and research skills. It is an affordable way to see the world and offers credible work experience. You can travel to many destinations in the world as a volunteer including Africa, India, Central and Southern America and Thailand.
Most of the buildings you see today consist of wood in their construction and this means that we have sacrificed millions of trees to build our houses thus depleting natural rainforests. This has led to imbalances in the ecosystems and effects such as global warming. Planting of trees can help reduce the amount of carbon in the air, improve the appearance your home and provide a home for birds and other animals. Planting trees in your home also helps your family understand the value of conservation as each member take part and improve the value of your property.