This is because it enriches the soil with a natural source of major plant nutrients like nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorous and other substances that plants need to grow. Composting is not only economically beneficial for homeowners but also businesses.
Energy production and use is one of the major causes of pollution and natural resource depletion by people in general. Conserving energy not only reduces the consumption of energy, and thus the need for energy production, but it also cuts down on air and water pollution by lowering the burning of fossil fuels.
Using programmable thermostats at home is a good way to reduce the usage of electricity, as is air-drying dishes and turning off electronic equipment rather than letting it function on standby.
While 75% of the world’s surface is covered by water, only one percent of that is drinkable. Water pollution and waste reduces the amount of water that humans can use and can cause or exacerbate water shortages.
Short showers, low-flow shower heads, and low-volume toilets will also reduce the usage of water at home.
Sustainable living goes beyond individual acts of eco-friendliness such as recycling, energy and water conservation, or controlling pollution.
It is all of the above, but more importantly, it’s the general principle that people should reduce or eliminate waste to achieve no net increase in the need for natural resources.
Sustainability is the merging of all eco-friendly methods into a general lifestyle in which excess or unnecessary waste and increased resource consumption are things of the past.
In protecting the planet humanity has a moral obligation to the world and its creatures. Humans are responsible for taking care of this world, and protecting the environment is one way to be responsible stewards of the world entrusted for their care.
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