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As technology grows, we discover more ways to preserve and protect our planet. But what does it really mean to go-green? Helping to reserve mother Earth has evolved into much more than recycling as people embrace nature and do their part to keep our fragile eco balance intact.
Advancements in biodiesel fuel will contribute to an enormous reduction in fossil fuel emissions and air pollution rates. Biodiesel fuel is nontoxic, biodegradable and created without the use of petroleum. Creating this fuel will save billions of dollars that can be put toward better use. Scientists have begun studies with algae and find it to be a plausible energy source. Lots of money is involved in conservation, in some states, there is even a conservation tax that penalizes companies for being heavy polluters. With the thousands of different types of algae there are this could become a limitless gain to science and the environment.
Changes are quickly developing that will soon become a new way of life. Teaching the importance of environmental conservation to children is a first step to securing a healthier future. Classrooms worldwide have become eco friendly not only with products they use, but with the lessons that are being taught. Schools have started recycling more than just paper products and many have children help in recycling and grounds keeping to show how to properly take care of waste and value the work that goes into keeping schools clean.
Even our homes have become a source of inspiration. Chemicals have become safer, which not only helps your family but also cleans without being as harsh to surfaces. Everyday items such as toilet paper, light bulbs, clothes, batteries, soaps, water, and air purifiers have all undergone drastic changes to help meet the new standard of eco friendly. If your house is very green friendly, you might be able to qualify for some environmental tax credits. These tax credits could play a big role in deciding whether or not you should file an IRS extension. As the world strives for a new level of healthy for ourselves, we seek new ways to downsize our carbon footprints.
Endangered species and other wildlife have suffered due to human hands in the past. Today more awareness has been brought to preserving natural habitats than ever before. Together we can create a world that is healthy not only for us but for animals as a whole. Giving back some of their territories is a start in the right direction as people begin rebuilding wild animals’ lost shelters. Maintaining different areas such as deserts, wetlands, rain forests, and plains will keep the healthy balance needed.
Unfortunately, many natural disasters also create unsafe areas and contribute to the loss of lives. Remodeling after a natural disaster can take years and truly put our efforts to the test. Salvaging what is left afterwards and using it for a better tomorrow can at times seem impossible. Despite our many growing efforts you cannot always prepare for the worst. Striving for a brighter tomorrow is how we conserve for the future.
Natural resources are anything that naturally occurs on our planet. This means that they are not manmade and that once depleted most cannot be duplicated by man and if they can be reproduced it can be a lengthy process of renewal.
Natural resources can fall into several categories including renewable and non-renewable, biotic and abiotic, potential and actual resources, and inexhaustible and exhaustible resources. Examples of resources that can be classified into one of those categories include mineral fuels, wood products that are derived from trees and resources such as the air, wind, and sunlight. Junk mail is something that we can cut down on. Junk mail uses paper and it’s something else that’s made from trees. To find out more, read about the environmental effects of junk mail.
It is because natural resources cannot be easily reproduced by man, that it is important that they be conserved wisely. While we utilize many natural resources for our enjoyment, there are many resources that mankind needs in order to sustain life and this is why it is vital to conserve our resources.
Examples of need to conserve resources in order to have them to meet our future needs are bountiful. An example of this would be a farmer that is working to prevent soil erosion. If he doesn’t protect the natural resource of soil, then the ground would hit a point in which he could longer grow crops. If natural resources are not conserved them eventually the demand for natural resources will not be able to be met and therefore the quality of life will begin to diminish due to the fact that we no longer have the resources that supply our needs.
Without natural resources, humans will not be able to sustain life. While we have found the technology needed to create computers, cars, and cell phones we have not and probably will not find a way to replenish nonrenewable natural resources such as soil, fossil fuels, and water. Those resources that we can replace such as trees can take years to properly replenish so it is vital that we also take the steps necessary to protect natural resources as well.
The reasons of why resource conservation is important have been given and you may wonder what role you can play. There are many simple steps that you can take in your daily life to help conserve such as recycling items such as aluminum and newspapers, taking a shower instead of a bath to save water, and changing your households light bulbs to those that are labeled energy efficient.
By making small changes and working together to protect our natural resources, we can protect our planet and leave it healthy for future generations.