The human population on the planet has reached a staggering number of over 7.7 billion. Each of those people has a unique story and personal history. Each of those people also has a role to play in enhancing the health and safety of the planet for current and future generations. It may seem like there’s little you can do as one person in nearly 8 billion but it can help to think of yourself as part of a great team. If every member participates, the whole team can win.
Look for Environmentally Friendly Options
Technology has improved greatly toward leaving a smaller carbon footprint on the planet we call home. Cars are being made to use less and different types of fuel, and even large shipping industries have reduced emissions with cleaner systems and diesel fuel particulate filter products. Many electronics companies have begun offering sustainable parts, and food suppliers have created products with less packaging waste.
Remember the Three Rs
No, this isn’t talking about reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic. Make an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Use less when you can, choose items that are reusable and don’t throw them away, and check labels for the handy recycling symbol.
Improve Your Neighborhood
The enormous population of the planet can be broken down into communities as small as cities, towns, and neighborhoods. Your piece of the earth matters, and you can improve your environment by something as simple as planting a tree or picking up litter when you see it.
With a little bit of effort, you can be sure you are doing your part in the protection and progress of the earth you share with your friends, loved ones, and even strangers on other continents. As part of the human family, you can be a part of the solution to climate change and energy crises around the world. As a one-of-a-kind individual, you can play a unique role in making the world better for all of humanity.