Everything around us that is not human-made is our natural environment. Human activity has had a negative impact on the natural environment. We need to conserve the natural environment because it is essential for our survival which comprises of food,water and air. There are many ways that we can conserve the natural environment. One way is to reduce our impact on it. We can do this by recycling, using less energy, and driving less. Another way to conserve the natural environment is to protect it. We can do this by setting aside land as national parks or nature reserves. Since man has interfered a lot in the natural environment, one effective way to save endangered environment is to recycle.
Recycling is an important factor in conserving natural resources and greatly contributes towards improving the environment. Recycling conserves natural resources, such as wood, water, minerals, and fossil fuels, because materials can be reused,reducing the burden of the environment. As we save energy the number of greenhouse gases and oxides are produced in less quantity. Because most of the toxic gases are produced by factories. In addition, recycling reduces the amount of waste, that takes years to decompose.
Environmentalist Aarna Wadhawan who has planted 7500 trees with her environmentalist army gave emphasis on making and carrying cloth bags with them for shopping. She is also promoting the importance of eco bricks. An Eco brick is a plastic bottle packed to a set density with used plastic. It’s created by filling a plastic bottle with dry plastic until it’s packed tightly and can be used as a building block. Made of non-biodegradable plastics, Ecobricks will never break down and hence is the greenest solution to build permanent structures from buildings to furniture - which makes them a great way to reduce the plastic waste sent to landfill, extend the life of plastics manufactured for single use and build more affordable infrastructure from pre-existing materials. They have been called a great way to recycle plastic. Ecobricks formed by feeding plastic into used plastic bottles – are a durable and better alternative to bricks as they arrest the plastic and prevent it from polluting the environment for the next 100 years. Aarna Wadhawan with her eco club friends are saving the environment by making eco bricks, collecting them and spreading awareness to different school students to make eco bricks from their daily used plastic items. Aarna Wadhawan is an Earth Prize Scholar 2022 and has spread her message of saving the environment by giving TEDx talks twice. She is an ambassador of world environment council One of the fundamental duty listed is to protect and improve the natural environment including forests, lakes, rivers, wildlife and to have compassion for living creatures. Though non-enforceable, it is the responsibility of every citizen to conserve the environment so as to fulfil this moral duty. Changes will bring serious harms to the future. We have a moral obligation to avert harms to the future, so as to leave a world as rich in life and possibility as the world we inherited. Therefore, we have a moral obligation to act, and act now.