Ecological Footprint

We have all heard the phrase “environmentally friendly” more times than we can count. But what does it really mean? It means living in a way that is not harmful to our environment. This is becoming increasingly important as we need to protect our planet from the damage that mankind has caused. There is this misconception that becoming environmentally friendly is costly and often requires a major lifestyle change. This is far from the truth. Yes, being environmentally friendly does include some paradigm shifts such as, using solar power or shifting to electric cars, or even stopping the use of plastic entirely. But that is perhaps not practical in our day-to-day lives. So then how do we help the environment? Well, since we are spending most of our time at home, we can implement certain things into our way of life that can benefit the environment to a great extent.

Eco-friendly toilet paper? Yes, it is a thing. Using toilet paper made out of bamboo is one way to help our environment. As bamboo grows 39 inches within a 24 hour period, toilet paper made out of bamboo is a much more sustainable option compared to regular toilet paper.

Reuse and recycle: reusing or recycling plastic Coca-Cola bottles is a great but small way to benefit the environment. Using plastic bottles for drinking water is not the best thing for our health but the bottles can easily be converted into a variety of other things. With boredom being at its peak recycling them would also be a fun activity to take our minds off the global situation.

Re-use sanitiser bottles and soap dispensers instead of throwing them. 

Kitchen garden: Gardening can be a fun hobby that we can take up. We can cultivate a kitchen garden, grow herbs in small pots if we don’t have much space, and can use the kitchen waste as compost. It’s a win-win situation. The environment benefits and so does our food with the herbs that we can grow.

Conserve electricity and water: Of course, we all know these basics, but we become careless. While brushing our teeth, turn off the water. Switch off unused lights and fans. These are very simple and obvious actions but they go a long way.

Human activity has its own butterfly effect, for better or for worse. It is our turn to make sure that this butterfly effect is nothing but positive.