It’s easy to forget about the environment. It seems like there’s just so much of it. It’s a big world – how can one person’s actions influence a planet? As they say, no rain drop is ever responsible for the flood, so it’s our job as individuals to make a difference. Our world is a precious thing; there aren’t many others like it. Here’s way it’s important we preserve our Earth.
1. The world belongs to future generations too
It’s not just our world. It belongs to our children and their children. Since we share it with other people, it’s not our place to mess up. Other people have to live in it when we’re gone.
2. Going green often means saving money
Some people think that becoming eco-friendly costs more money, but more often than not it means reducing what we spend. Saving energy means buying less. New technologies work to consume less and reuse what we have.
3. No one wants to live near a landfill
Trash heaps are gross and they’re getting larger every day. The ground they sit on will unusable for years and no one wants to live near one. Eventually, more will have to be created and we’ll be surrounded by trash.
4. The earth is warming up
Global warming is causing climate patterns to change. By depositing greenhouse gases into the air, we’re changing weather systems, making some parts of the world uninhabitable. Erratic and devastating weather occurrences are more common.
5. We need biodiversity to survive
Biodiversity means we have an abundance of different types of lifeforms. These lifeforms (ourselves included) interact with the environment to create an ecosystem. The system depends on this diversity. Every time a species become scarce or goes extinct, we’re limiting that diversity.
6. Our non-renewable resources are dwindling
It’s no secret that our fossil fuels are running out. It won’t be long before oil, natural gas and coal aren’t obtainable. Unless we start adapting to renewable resources now (like wind and solar) and moderating our consumption, we’re going to be left powerless.
7. Many people don’t have access to clean water
Water is what sustains us. Without it, there would be no life. But 780 million people don’t have consistent access to clean water for washing and drinking. Pollutants are ruining communities and causing actual deaths.
8. There’s nowhere else to go
Until we master intergalactic space flight and find a way to colonize other planets, this is home. We have to make sure it keeps keeping us alive.
Written by Christine Barlow, Inventor of 5 Phases Eco-Friendly Baby Bottle System
Mom Christine Barlow is the inventor of 5 Phases eco-friendly and non-toxic baby bottles, the safest and healthiest way to bottle feed your baby. Her inspiration in creating an alternative to traditional feeding bottles came after the birth of her 1lb 7oz micro-preemie baby. Having a compromised child, she became aware how environmental factors were affecting our children. With all the concerns of plastics and infants being the most vulnerable, she felt there was a need for more options for parents who wanted to use glass. She knew she had to act – and the 5 Phases Hybrid Glass Baby Bottles were born.
5 Phases is dedicated to helping families achieve a healthier and organic lifestyle. Starting with baby, they develop products keeping both the environment and health of your family in mind. And when it comes to your baby nothing else will do – Christine knows, she’s a mom too!
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