Simple Ways How to Save Our Environment

"Be the change you wish to see in the world". – Mahatma Ghandi

There are number of ways on how to save the environment - and it all start with you! Be the agent of change. Let's paint the world green.

Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we cannot eat money.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we cannot eat money.

For the past few days that I’ve been following the news about Manila's flooding, I’ve read that people mainly blame it to the mountain of garbage secretly hiding beneath. After the water in some areas subsided, another typhoon named Helen brought rainfalls that contribute to the rising of water again.

Some commenter said that people only take actions and steps when the problem already hits us. They also said that we only noticed what the causes were when it’s already too late, that the flood already submerged the place.

We can always stop or reduce these kinds of situations if we just take responsibilities for our own actions. There are so many ways to help; we don’t have to rely on higher officials to solve the problems. The solution lies in every one of us.


Here are some simple ways that might help reduce environmental problems as well as stop situations like these to happen:


  • Dispose the garbage and waste properly.

It’s not hard to properly put the garbage into a plastic or garbage bag, tie it neatly and dispose it properly like putting it on the appropriate places outside to be picked up. By tying it right, stray dogs and cats won’t have the means to trash it and scatter it everywhere.

By disposing our waste correctly, we can minimize clogged drainage and waterways that are the main cause of flooding.

What do you do if you happened to eat a candy when walking on the street? Are you going to throw it anywhere thinking it’s just a small wrapper?

Think again. If every person thinks the way you think, what will happen if they all throw that small candy wrapper anywhere? They will grow into numbers resulting to garbage-dumped earth. You see, every small thing you do can make a difference.


  • Stop Air, Water and Soil Pollution.

How? This will go back again to disposing our waste properly. Garbage contributes to air pollution as well as on the water and soil when not taken care of. Every time I walked on the streets, the smell of ‘dead things’ makes me dizzy. How much more to a person suffering from a heart disease that needs fresh air?

How will the fishes survive if we pollute the water with our garbage? Our water and land resources feed us by the product they produce. By not taking care of our natural resources, it’s like we are poisoning ourselves every day.

Will there be any future for all of us?


  • Reuse, Reduce, Recycle

Plastics, cans and bottles can be reused and recycled in many ways. There are so many valuable ideas that you can do with bottles or plastics, like hand paint it to be used as decorations or anything that you know you make use of it. Cans are the best material for planting flowers and house plants too.

Don’t burn the plastics; they are the main cause why the ozone layer is thinning.

Separate the non-biodegradable to biodegradable. There are junk shops that buy plastics, bottles and cans and this help you earn extra, plus the thought that you helped reduce environmental problems.

Make sure that the cans are not left to rot anywhere. Mosquitoes quickly increase its populations by breeding on those cans and bring diseases like malaria and dengue fever.


  • Planting flowers, trees and house plants

Plants are our own natural source of oxygen. It absorbs carbon dioxide and gives us fresh air to breathe. It’s very healthy to have a plant or two if you’re living in an apartment or places where you don’t have a backyard and can’t really plant flowers and anything green.

And that’s where our recycled cans be put into use!

Joining tree planting projects also helps save nature and our world. Let us join hands and paint the world green.


  • Drive Less, Exercise More

If you’re going to a place not really far or just short trip, try to walk and leave your car or motorcycle at home. It helps reduce the greenhouse gas emissions, thus lessening air pollution. Plus, exercise is good for your health.


  • Save Energy and Water

These are very simple ways on how we can contribute saving the environment. Turn off water faucets and light or appliances when not in use. Check your appliances of leaks and breaks as well as their power consumption.


  • Choose Reusable Shopping Bags

Every time you go to a grocery store, always bring a reusable shopping bag to decrease consumption of plastics. Plastics can clog our waterways and can kill thousand of marine creatures.

When problems strikes, people tend to blame others for their suffering but sometimes all we need is just a little realization on ourselves that these situations were brought mainly by our own careless actions and abused to the environment.

We don’t need to blame anyone nor ourselves, it is no use anyway. What we need to think and focus is on the solution, not on the problem itself.

They are just very simple things that we can do if we want to. We can always choose healthy practices on everyday living and may help save our environment. We still are the ones who can benefit on those simple things that we can do. Be responsible for your actions.

Mother Nature is screaming for our help. Let us heed the call and start saving today.

Think of the future, think of your children’s children tomorrows. They also deserve a clean and better place to live in.


Let's Paint the World Green!



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josh3418 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

M,

This was an awesome hub with some great tips! Thanks for sharing, we could all be doing these things more!


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

We've been recycling for years but most people here in Las Vegas don't for some reason . All people have to do is to call the Recycling company in there area which are supplying bins to recycle into or there Trash pick-up companies it's so easy.

You've written a great hub and lets hope it rings a huge bell with everyone that doesn't RECYCLE.

Voted up awesome and interesting, Joyce.


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

If you are thinking about this then there is hope


Lot 4 years ago

I agree. Everyone should try atleast to put their garbage on pick up areas of waste management program. its very simple..if all of us thinkt hat way, we would surely reduce nature's problems


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States

We have recycled for years also and tried to be responsible in other ways also. Your excellent hub really covered all the simple things people could do and if everyone followed the plan it would make a huge difference. Awesome hub.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

J,

thank you for suporting!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hi Joyce. That's great, I hope everyone will cooperate, even just in their own simple ways to lessen nature's problems.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Thank you Mhatter and Lot!


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HealthyHanna 4 years ago from Utah

I agree. Right now we are in the Philippines and the environment is really taking a beating from mankind. Mother Nature does a darn good job of cleaning up after people, but She is overwhelmed, overworked and under appreciated. We all need to start doing our part. The biggest problem I see is that we humans create so much waste it is a big problem when infra structure is not in place to handle it. ---problems are simply opportunities in work-clothes.


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Genna East 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

All wonderful ideas. We live in the country suburbs and recycle. I am often dismayed whe we take our recycling bins to the curb and can count the number of missing bins at homes down the road. I don't understand why so many people haven't "caught on" yet to the importance of the environment. It is disheartening.


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Lipnancy 4 years ago from Hamburg, New York

Very insightful hub. Such simple things that can save our environment. Voted Up and shared.


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howlermunkey 4 years ago from Tampa, FL

Another great hub unknown spy :) . You wrote about "recycle, reuse, reduce". I totally agree, I hate seeing perfectly good items going to the trash. Check out freecycle.org if you get a chance, its like craiglist, but free items that people don't want to give away. They are all over the world now. There are different groups for every city etc.


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Unknownspy

Great simple tips on how to save our environment. You are right that the solution lies in all of us.

Voted up and sharing

Take care :)


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

This is an OUTSTANDING hub Unknown Spy. You turned a sad topic into a glorious piece of art. Well said and well crafted hub on an important topic.


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B Lucy 4 years ago from Podunk, Virginia

Voted and Shared!! Great hub!!


Mary 4 years ago

such an inspiring article


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hi Pamela. You're right, everyone can make a huge difference. Thank youi for reading and hope this helps to open the eyes of people.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hi Hannah. Where are you staying righ noe in Phils? We suffered a lot during the heavy rains but eventually people will learn how to take care of the environment. Thank you for readign and nice meeting you.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hi Genna,. Thanky ou stopping by. sometimes, we asked ourselves, how can be others jsut dumped their waste anywhere where it is very simple to just put it in plastic, tie it and take it to recycling bins..


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hi Nancy, glad you stopped by. thank you for the message!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Thank you Jeff, you're so kind to stop by. I would gladly check your suggestion. im interested to know about more of freecycle.org too.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hi sue! thank you for reading and gfor the comment.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Wow, Tammy, your message is so flaterring, thank you so much!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hi Lucy and mary.. thanky ou for stopping by.

@Lucy,thanks for the shared! :) hugs


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida

Way to go, Spy! Mother Nature is screaming at us for help! You are so right. If we love ourselves, we need to show respect for our surroundings and our earth, by treating it the way we conduct ourselves in our homes. We don't throw trash on the living room floor, do we?

Cutting back on plastics (which are unhealthy anyway), eating fresh whole foods, instead of pre-packaged crap, growing your own herbs and vegetables, if you have the room... there's so much we can do to better our environment, our health and save the planet.

Well presented, Spy!

Love Ya,

Sha


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hi Sha. huggs.

thank you for reading. I hope that people will realize and stop abusing nature. It will be the same home of our future generations.

thanks Sha.

lovelots :)


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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

All that you said is correct, Mycee. Again, the with "power of one," we can accomplish so much.


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jpcmc 4 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

We're lucky not to have water in our house because of the rain and floods. I don't mind the water. It's the garbage left behind that really makes me annoyed.


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MelChi 4 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

This article needs to be shared! We can all take small steps to try and do our bit for the planet. As of next month I will be working from home, with no car to drive - and just over a kilometer to walk if I need anything from the shop. Exercise and fresh air, yes! It's coming up for Spring here, so we'll be stocking up on herbs and plants to grow at home. I like your idea of using cans as holders - I never thought of that.

Thanks for sharing this - very informative! Voted up, interesting, useful!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Deb, thank you so much and your right..the power of one can really make a big difference.

JP, yes, the leftovers garbage really stinks. you have to do extra scrubbing and cleaning.

Melchi, oh thank you for the kind shared. wow,plants to grow, isnt that amazing and fun to do plus its healthy!


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snowdrops 4 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

I agree. simple steps can make a difference


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

Great ways to go green and save planet earth. We must save our world for future generations. Great hub, voted up.


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi M. WOW this is such a awesome hub with all great advice and tips to help save and better care for our planet . Hopefully more people will be aware now after read your well written hub.

Vote up and more !!!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

thanks snowdrops


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

thanks for reading Vellur. we really must. :) it's for our future.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Tom, thank you for stopping by. Glad you like this hub, and yes, hopefully more people will realized how important nature is.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

I think driving less would do the job in most parts of the country. Great hub and filled with doable ideas on making our earth a better place to live. Vote up!


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

These are some great tips on going green. I agree with these. If we all would just do a little, it would equal a lot. Many people don't see that garbage is a big deal. Glad you pointed it out in your hub cause it really is. Well done Unknown. Voted up, useful, and awesome.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hi Teaches. thank you for the comment and the votes!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

hi thelyricwriter. thank you for supporting the green and clean hub. thank you for all the votes :)


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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

An engaging filled with helpful suggestions that can change our world! Your voice of 'go green and save our environment' is very much visible through your well-written hub! It is very important that we should be aware of what have happened to our environment and start adopting simple and eco-friendly tips. A wonderful hub! Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Awesome. Voted up & Socially Shared


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hi there Ish! thanks for stopping by and for the shared! i wish people will actually put this into action! huggs. thanks so much


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

A great worthwhile hub. Very useful suggestions that all of us can do to help protect our world.

We have recycled for years it is so easy to do, everyone should be recycling.

Voting up and more


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

"Be the change you wish to see in the world."

This is one of the most empowering quotes to me. You have picked an evergreen (love the paint can and brush) subject that we all have the power to do something about... And you showed us how.

Voted UP and UABI. Hugs, Maria


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HealthyHanna 4 years ago from Utah

Amen. My thoughts exactly.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Rosemay, Maria, Hannah

Huggss to you all for those kind words and support.


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CrazedNovelist 4 years ago from Hampton, GA

Going green is an awesome thing, Unknown! I love this! I really want to start recycling, but I don't know where to go. I guess I'll have to look it up. So glad you're for the Earth!!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hi Aubrey! thank you.. yeah there's so many ways how to recycle..if you want ideas, you can search for it..we've been recycling too for years.


incrediblegreen 4 years ago

This is a wonderful article!

If you want to help the earth, check out: http://hubpages.com/living/Acer-Incredible-Green-C...


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

thank you for reading!


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shruti sheshadri 4 years ago from Bangalore, India

I am happy that social issues are addressed! food for thought indeed, and we should learn to save our home, our beautiful earth to prevent such calamities!

great hub, voted up myz :)


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

You're so wonderful Shruti! Thank you for supporting our green theme. It's a small step but it might change someone's view on our environment :)


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Powerful write spy. It's time we start doing the three R's - Reuse, Reduce and Recycle. If we follow these 3 words in action we will leave our future generations a cleaner environment.

Voting and sharing.


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ignugent17 4 years ago from Central Illinois , USA

Hats off unknown spy! I do hope the government leaders will be able to read this too.

Have a good day!


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nenytridiana 4 years ago from Probolinggo - Jawa Timur - Indonesia

Thank for remind me. Sometime I missed little things that could impact to our environment, such as destroying small trees in purpose or not.

I have pets live around my house, kind a small zoo. There are cats, chickens, rabbits, hamster, mouses (I swear, this one is not welcomed, because they destroyed my house roof.), goat and some birds (the birds are my husband singing bird pet, I don't agree with him for putting them inside cages, but he said they are safer inside.).

Watching them could ease some burdens.

Animals and trees save the environment and us!

Thank you unknownspy!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

thank you Rajan. Yes, there's no better time to start than today!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Thank you for this Meldz!!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hi neny, you're so cute :) Thank you for stopping by and for appreciating the tips on how to save the environment. trees are the lungs of the planet, whether big or small, we must stop destroyng it.

i can picture your house, it's like some houses I've seen around here. :)

Thank you for such a nice comment.


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iguidenetwork 4 years ago from Austin, TX

Yes, it's true... we cannot eat money.

Those are just simple things yet we take them for granted... but we must do those things to save our earth before it's too late.

Great hub, excellently written all around.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

thank you iguidenetwork :) That is very true and correct. simple thigns that we took for granted but have a big impact on the environment.


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida

We just take everything on this earth for granted! Makes me ill! I am interested in any way to save our planet. Right now I am watching a company that plans to market reusable containers for food and drink. Just think of the difference that would make in our landfills and oceans. I wrote a Hub about that, I invite you to read my Hub on reusable containers.

God gave us a wonderful earth to live on, and we just destroy it.

Voted UP, and shared.


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lindsay123 3 years ago from Philippines

lets all help save our environment.. the small things we do when added would surely make a big difference...


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unknown spy 3 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

hi Mary.. thanks for the comment. will certainly look for it. And thank you for the support! let's all go green!


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unknown spy 3 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

thank you so much Lindsay. you are soo correct


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bulama2 3 years ago

hi unknown spy, excellent article, well presented, read a couple of others too, great ideas and tips, wish everyone would think the way we do before it's to late.


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unknown spy 3 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Bulama, thank you so much for supporting clean and green environment.


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida

At the opening of your article you nailed it....we must take responsibility for our actions. And it must be all of us not just a few who really care.

thanks for sharing this with us...hopefully we as a global family will wake up before it is too late. ps

Sending Angels your way


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unknown spy 3 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Wow thank you so much PStraubie for this very nice comment!

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