The lonely blue planet is the only home that we know of and certainly the only liveable planet that we have even withing reaching distance. Earth does not have an off-site backup that we can go to if we completely destroy this planet. This is why it is so important that we take prompt and decisive steps towards safeguarding our home planet right now so that our children and grandchildren will also have a planet to live on.
However, given the extent of the damage we have already done, some people become complaisant and simply say that there is nothing that can be done. However, this is not the case. The planet can and will heal itself. The real question is do we want to wait till the planet kills us all off and let it heal on itself or are we going to be a part of the process that allows the planet to heal. If it is the later, then there are some very important steps that we as a planet has to take.
Move Towards Renewable Energy
One of the most important steps towards saving our planet is to move away from fossil fuels and to take meaningful strides towards using safe, clean and renewable power. Luckily, moves in this direction have already commenced. Companies like Aggreko deliver 10 MW renewable energy solution to people.
There is solar energy or hydro power providing the majority of the grids power needs. These are the sort of steps that need to be taken in order to help move towards a less harmful way of generating power. In addition to the environmental benefits, renewable energy has the added benefit of being sustainable in the long term and would then be able to provide for a much greater and cheaper sources of power for everyone.
Reduce, Recycle and Reuse
If we are going to move towards saving, he planet, we also need to take meaningful steps towards reducing the pollution and harmful materials that we simply throw away into our landfills and waterways. These materials in most cases do not degrade with time and most often they will last for decades or even centuries.
Materials like plastics simply do not degrade at all and can remain polluting our planed forever. This is why it is so important to make sure that we do not waste the resources we have in a carefree manner. This is a habit that we have gotten into and one that we as a species is finding hard to get out of.
Our wasteful habits have now started to take a very serious impact on nature and on our ecosystems. Plants and animals alike are feeling the impact of these bad practices and very soon the scenes from the movie Wall-E will become reality. This is why we as individuals and companies and governments should all take steps together to move towards a more environmentally conscious practice.
If we can do these simple activities, it is then possible that we could reverse the damage that we have done to our planet and allow the plane to heal. This will mean that we as a species and the planet will be able to co-exist without any serious consequences.