Benefits of a Green Life
1). Lower Costs
As we tend to forget that during our lifespan, the first half we destroy it in trying to enrich ourselves in material forms, while the second half we spend as much as we can to get our health back. Only when it is too late do we realize that no one can play with our well being, but we have only ourselves to blame.
It is in our power and our duty as citizens of the world to improve ourselves and the perception we have of our surroundings.
By conserving energy and not wasting water or electricity, we lower the costs needed for resources.
Recycling is a key action to lower costs even more. It reduces the cost of production, because energy is used less, while products are brown down into their basic elements and are reused as new recycled products. On the other had, we as a community have to do our part in purchasing recycled products and stimulating the recycling industry.
By reducing our waste, we prevent landfills from incenerating this waste, therefore consuming less energy and producing less pollution.
- Reducing pollution
- Conserving natural resources
- Preserving forests and wildlife
- Recycling non-biodegradable products
- Planting trees and cultivating plants around the globe
- Keeping the ecological balance on Earth so all living beings can live normally in their natural habitat
Leaders around the globe are taking action on reducing the carbon footprint that is slowly but surely endangering our ecosystem.
History teaches us that these movements take time because of the bureocracy and the dynamics of politics. Governments rise and fall, but the people, you and I, are here to stay. So why not start with each one of us, changing our perspective, our behaviour to better our quality of life.
Air Pollution – The World Health Organization has estimated that about 2 million premature deaths are caused by air pollution worldwide every year. It causes behavioural problems, learning deficit and lowers IQ in young children.
Climate Change – These recent years, humanity has experienced intensly the catastrophy of climate change. Tsunamis, earthquakes, diseases and other man made disasters are all results of the abnormal increase and decrease of temperatures. While global warming is at its highest levels, deforestation and mining is helping to accelarate it each and every day.
Organic Farming – By protecting our valuable resources of medicinal herbs and plants, we secure the health of our food supply. Organic farming is a great way to achieve it while conserving the forests which are the lungs of our planet and the wildlife that is the main survival chain of our Ecosystem.
Nature has a way of healing itself. It is believed that we understand it, but at one point we all reach the same conclusion: Planet Earth is Alive.
This healing proccess is no pice of cake. It takes centuries for any non-biodegradable products to completely disintegrate in nature. Hence it takes many more years for nature to clean itself.
Once pollution takes over the air we breath, the water we drink, the land we stand and the food we eat, there will be no human being alive to see the final stage of this healing proccess.
We need to react now while it is not too late. We need to stand for our future generations, so they can have what we only dreamt of.
Lets start all together to adopt the green practices of living, by ensuring a more sustainable way of life.
4). Quality of Life
As long as humanity strives on material luxuries, we will always be subjects to worsen our quality of life.
Almost a century ago, Great Britain, being the biggest industrialist country, had a choice to make. Either to introduce a more environmentally friendly policy (which at that time seemed very costly because they did not have the knowledge we have achieved the last 2 decades) or start polluting the environment by using natural resouces through mining and deforestation (which would have a lower cost and a higher profit for the unscrupulous corporations). If they had chosen the first way, millions of human beings would be alive to enjoy a better quality of life in a healthier environment.