Environment Day

World Environment Day 2021 | How to celebrate?

It’s been too long we are destroying our own environment. We all depend upon mother earth for food and water. Knowingly or unknowingly we are destroying our own earth.

To create awareness among the people of all the environment-related issues United Nation designated June 5 as World Environment Day. Climate change, global warming, pollution increases day by day. Now very important to think conservation of our environment. We all should work as individual to make it happen.

Theme of this year Environment Day is “Reimagine. Recreate. Restore.” The global host for World Environment Day 2021 is Pakistan to highlight the importance of ecosystem restoration.

Environment protection is not that difficult. It can be started individually. Small steps can make a bigger difference for the environment. Today, this Environment Day is the best to start sustainable living and save the planet. Here is how to celebrate this Environment Day.

1. Don’t throw anything

It sounds stupid right. But can be possible by visiting a zero-waste store. To buy groceries, vegetables go with your own container/bag. Make the proper use of food waste as composting. Most of the waste comes from the kitchen that can be reduced.

2. Shop Environment friendly products

Try not to buy products with plastics especially single-use plastics. Plastic is the biggest threat to the environment. Replace plastic products with Eco-friendly options like paper, bamboo, cloth.

3. Minimize shopping habits

Often we buy extra which are not necessary when we go shopping. Try to buy only necessary items it may be food or cloth. Concentrate on your needs. This can make a positive impact on the environment.

4. Conserve Energy

Conserve natural resources whenever possible as it is very important. It is very small when we think but forgot to do so. Switch off electrical appliances when no use. Use energy-efficient bulbs and walk if possible instead of bike.

5. Plant a tree

This Environment Day can be celebrated by planting a tree. To reduce greenhouse gas from the atmosphere trees are playing a major role. Encourage others by gifting saplings, seeds, plants. You can plant indoor plants also if you don’t have a garden.

6. Avoid Products with Micro-beads

Almost every commercial toothpaste, beauty products, and detergents contain micro-beads that are direct going in water bodies. A million tonnes of micro-beads enter rivers and oceans every year. Micro-beads are also called secondary microplastics.

Micro-beads are eaten by sea animals thinking as a food.

7. Reduce menstrual waste

Sanitary pads, tampons, pantyliner comes with 90 percent of plastics along with a plastic wrapper. These are neither good for our health or for the environment. You can choose alternatives like cotton tampons, reusable pads. If we can out from the taboo menstrual cups are the best option and can be used for a year. It is affordable also.

8. Conserving water

Simply turning off the tape when not in use can save lots of water. Conserve water by turning off the tap while brushing your teeth and shaving.

9. Buy locally produced vegetables/ fruits

Buying local vegetables or fruits can save lots of emission produced during transport. Also saves your lots of money.

10. Wet wipes

Wet wipes and make-up wipes are now becoming popular. It is a harmful product that contains plastic and doesn’t break down easily. It is filled with chemicals and pollutes soil while breaking down.

We will not exist without nature. There is no other way to sustain without conserving the planet because we are dependent on this. Next-generation will enjoy this day later if we start celebrating today.

So think and start implementing small steps.

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