Each one of us should start by not littering as a daily practice. Later on, it will adapt as a habit. Did you know that the energy used to make a single aluminium can could power the television for as long as three hours? So, we should recycle to reduce the amount of energy used. For instance, we should sort our rubbish into three separate bins which are glass & plastic, paper and aluminium. Your wastage would be sent to a recycling centre instead of a landfill. As the saying goes, we should always "Reuse, Reduce and Recycle”.
Another way to protect the environment is to stop open burning. Open burning could lead to haze which contains poisonous gases such as carbon dioxide and sulphur dioxide. It is also very bad for our health as it could bring diseases such as cough, flu, asthma and sore eyes. The government should enforce the law as a way to combat haze.
Besides that, we should save electricity as it does not only bring benefit to the mother earth, but also to us. Using less electricity will mean fewer damaging emissions are created each time you turn on the light or use the hairdryer. The great news is that saving electricity will reduce your electricity bills, as the price of electricity is expected to rise even higher. You should start with small changes such as unplugging your mobile phone once it’s fully charged or using the fan instead of the air-conditioner. Next, only you could start taking bigger steps such as using energy-efficient household goods.
Lastly, we could plant trees as it does not only beautify the environment or gives us shade from the sun, it also releases oxygen and takes in a harmful gas known as carbon dioxide. There are other ways to save trees too such as questioning yourself "Do I really need to print this out?”. Using less paper means fewer trees are chopped down. You should also make sure that any paper you buy (toilet rolls, tissue papers, writing paper) comes from recycled sources.
Clearly, each one of us plays a big role...