Thursday, May 23, 2024

Something Is Actually Killing Us Everyday – Pollution. What Needs To Be Done?

The ‘Environmental Protection Agency’ aka EPA discovered that the U.S. produces greenhouse gas emissions in the order of nearly 6.7 billion metric tons. Who’s to blame? Does it matter who we blame. The bottom line is that with the way consumption and industrialization are going on; we are practically inviting our future generations in a world devoid of clean water and air.

Pollution is actually killing us everyday – WHO predicts that, air pollution might cause more than 7 million premature deaths yearly. Either as consumers or as business entities it becomes our responsibility to shrink our carbon footprint significantly and carry out sustainable practices.

Here are 13 nifty hacks that we must start doing right away to be a part of the solution:

  1. Car pooling is the most practical and easiest solution for reducing traffic congestion and carbon emission. It is an environmental friendly as well as sustainable way to commute.

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  1. Using public transport is also a great way to thwart consumption of fuel in addition to generating some revenue for government. Usage of bikes will revamp environment and your health simultaneously.


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  1. Doing timely pollution checkup of vehicles and using unleaded fuel can also help in reducing pollution. Proper and timely servicing of cars also helps the cause.

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  1. In India’s capital city ‘Delhi’ proposals like odd/even cars, commuting on alternate days of the week and banning entry of trucks at late hours in the night has proved to be very helpful in curbing the pollution problem.

  1. Discarding vehicles that are older than ten years can also help in providing some temporary relief. Timely pollution checks and disallowing to refuel the vehicles that are not checked for pollution is a superb solution.

  1. Using alternative sources of fuel and energy like LPG, Compressed natural gas, solar energy, hydroelectric power and switching off air conditioners when not in use also contributes in preventing pollution and wastage of energy.

  1. Burning agricultural wastes in fields is still a common practice in developing countries like India and using polluting fuels, like cow dung, coal and wood for household chores must be outlawed to stop air pollution.


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  1. Avoiding the purchase of disposable items reduces unnecessary wastes and in turn, reduces pollution – the ultimate mantra should be “Reduce, Recycle and Reuse “.

  1. Prohibiting smoking in public places benefits our planet and health equally.

  1. Planting more trees acts as an excellent air filter and reduces pollution.

  1. Plastic bags take forever to decompose therefore, it is crucial to stay away from them if you don’t want to hurt the environment.

  1. In order to build a pollution-free life for future generations, we must educate our youth about this stigma. In schools and colleges we must talk to children and encourage them to save energy and fuel.

  1. Running awareness programs about affects of pollution educates people to create a pollution-free nation.

To conclude

It’s high time that we become aware of the fact that if the right steps are taken to prevent pollution it will not be too long till our future generations will breathe fresh air. In the end, as I mentioned earlier to exterminate the crisis of pollution we should come together to fight pollution and take responsibility.

Slowly but surely we’ll reach a day when the planet can breathe freely.

Stop pollution or get ready for your elimination”

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Kanika Gautam
Kanika Gautam
Kanika is an enthusiastic writer and blogger. She shares her thoughts mainly about positive parenting and workplace trends. She is also a technologist, speaker, educator, writer, and online entrepreneur.

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