This day is marked as a reminder to emphasize the necessity for the conservation of nature for our survival. The objective behind it is to conserve water, trees, soil that is dwindling, and animals that are on the verge of going extinct from Earth’s natural environment.
This day recognizes that a healthy environment is a foundation for a stable and productive society and ensures the well-being of present and future generations.
How can we protect nature?
The three essential words for conserving the environment are- reduce, recycle, and reuse.
It is necessary to conserve our natural resources and create a healthy environment to safeguard the present and future generations. There are several threats to nature like deforestation, illegal wildlife trade, pollution, using plastics, chemicals, and more that need strict regulations.
What measures can be taken for the Conservation of Nature?
Conserving nature is not a responsibility of one, but of all. Simple ways by which we can contribute to conserving the environment:
- Reduce, reuse, and recycle. Cut down on what you throw away.
- Volunteer. Volunteer for cleanups in your community. You can get involved in protecting watersheds, too.
- Educate. Help others understand the importance and value of our natural resources.
- Conserve water. The less water you use, the less runoff and wastewater that eventually ends up in the ocean.
- Choose sustainable energy sources.
- Shop wisely. Reduce usage of plastic and bring a reusable shopping bag.
- Use long-lasting light bulbs. Energy-efficient light bulbs reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Also, flip the light switch off when you leave the room!
- Plant a tree. They help save energy, clean the air, and help combat climate change.
- Don’t send chemicals into the waterways. Choose non-toxic chemicals in the home and office.
- Reduce air, water, and soil pollution.
Lives are threatened by the increase in temperature due to global warming, increase in storms and sea levels, and melting of freshwater glaciers. The natural world is facing an increasing threat from unsustainable practices. Together we can make an effort to contribute to the local, national, or global levels in conserving nature.