Have you observed what is around you? The clear blue sky that sometimes becomes angry and grey, the birds chirping early in the morning, the cool breeze that refreshes you like nothing else can and the glorious sun that rises and sets in fabulous splendor, flooding the sky with a plethora of breath-taking colors? These are present around us all the time. We just need to take some time and look around to appreciate and celebrate the Earth’s exquisite beauty.
But have you also observed how the earth is changing? Water is getting polluted everywhere, trees are being cut, animals are being forced out of their habitats in the name of “development”, increasing global temperatures and so much more. All these are the consequences of reckless human behavior.
The good news is that we can also do things that will help heal the earth. These are very small things that we can easily do in our everyday lives. The first is to opt for public transportation instead of driving down. This will lead to a significant reduction in air pollution.
Something else we can do is to make sure we don’t litter. Being mindful of where we discard our waste can have a huge impact in the long run. If there are no dustbins nearby, keep the waste with you until you find one or even discard it after you reach home.
Maximize the use of natural light at home and at work. Doing this will help reduce the use of electricity which in turn will reduce the strain on Earth’s natural resources. Try and reduce using paper as much as possible. When paper decomposes, it emits Methane gas which is 25 times more toxic than CO2. This is why we, at Equitas encourage our customers to bank digitally, instead of going to our branches. Going paperless is a small step we take in preserving the environment.
You may wonder how much of an impact these small actions will have. But tiny drops make a mighty ocean. So, if everybody does something small, it will have a huge impact on the environment for the better. So let us all do our parts and work towards making the earth a better place to live in – for us, our children and all the living creatures we share the planet with.
Let’s work together towards keeping this planet the magical place we know it is.