At the time when leaders of the world are trying to put their heads together and come up with ways of stopping the global warming, saving the resources and generally preserving the nature, it is time for you to take action as an individual and assist with their efforts. The trouble seems to be that the entire world is driven by the financial gain. This is why, in order to fight for our planet, each person’s goal should be to do something which is good for the environment and contribute to the economy at the same time.
Harvest renewable sources of energy
Green energy and recycling are the first two things that come to one’s mind when talking about sustainability and ecology. There are various sources of green energy you can use and they come from the four elements of nature: the Sun aka the fire, the water, the wind aka the air, and Earth. These refer to the wind power, solar energy, geothermal energy, and hydropower. The first three are the most likely to be found in a household. Using geothermal energy for keeping the optimal temperature in your home can help your country’s economy, as well as the world’s economy by reducing consumption of fossil fuels. While you may think that you are just a small link in a chain, you are still a part of it and it is only the matter of time before all other links turn to the same resources. Harvesting clean sources of energy to produce electricity can improve your nation’s image in the world, as well as the economy by streaming some of that power to the electrical grid, of course, provided that the law actually allows it.
Starting an organic food business
Starting any business for that matter improves the overall economy through taxes and job openings. However, in addition to it, starting an organic food business is good for your country on many levels. First of all, you are feeding the growing portion of people concerned about the quality of food they eat. Secondly, no matter how small you are, you can become a national brand and even export your goods. The market will allow you to set a high price on it as organic food is sought after and people are willing to pay a lot in order to eat healthy food. The goods you make could stand right next to luxury food items in many retail stores.
Choosing the public transport
Choosing to use public transport and share your portion of pollution with other people is a green alternative for commuting in a private car. Other ways of transport you could use are either walking or riding a bicycle. If more people decided to travel this way, we would have cleaner streets, with less traffic, and less air pollution. Increased use of public transport could also bring more money to the government.
Run a sustainable business
You could run a business which does or does not have anything to do with being eco-friendly, however, you could make your conduct environmentally friendly. You can do this by recycling, organizing transport for your workers, letting your workers work from home, using clean sources of energy, saving trees by saving paper and generally not being wasteful. As already mentioned in one of the paragraphs above, any new business brings taxable income to a country and make the economy grow.
Donate your belongings
You can assist those that need your help the most, by donating the belongings you no longer need and use. Donating is reusing which is reducing waste. You will be helping those that the government helps so you will be working together on this. Rather than choosing to donate to one of the nationwide programs, you can assist your local community. Your things will quickly find their way to those that need them the most. As we know a strong nation is built out of strong communities. This is why you need to help your community in order to help your country.
Recycling is reducing the amount of waste produced and is also a good resource to use before tapping into virgin materials. Recycling reduces the need for building new landfills and spending money on these projects, as well as the projects of cleaning soil and water after they have been polluted by the landfills. It can also save trees, reduce pollution, decrease energy losses and reduce overall greenhouse effect by reducing the level of gases. Since recycling gives you a chance of using something again, the same “items” earn money all over again for the country you live in.
Innovation is not something everyone can do. True innovation is a rare talent that encompasses both natural abilities and learned skills. An amazing example of this is an inspiring story about Solar Roadways which could change the roads as we know them today, in the years to come. An ordinary couple, Julie and Scott, tried combining the need for new roadways and an idea of using solar panels to produce energy and they came up with the solar roadways. The idea behind it is for the traffic to rely on renewable energy entirely, including traffic signs, lights, and cars.
Start a camp resort
You can start a camp resort around a natural beauty such as a forest or a lake and have people from all around the world come and volunteer to preserve nature around it. The camp should be an example of how people used to do it in the old days and it should be entirely environmentally friendly. This will not only help save the natural beauties of your area, but they will also attract tourists willing to pay to be a part of your camp and spend their money in your country.
These are only some out of the vast pool of opportunities you can tackle and make a step forward for the humanity while satisfying both, the primal instincts and preserving the natural balance, and the new-age craving for financial prosperity.