Ecology

How to take care of natural resources

Nature offers enormous benefits to society. Almost all the activities we do on a daily basis, such as showering, eating, traveling, etc., are preceded by some natural resource. However, the abuse of this use has serious consequences for nature and all living beings that inhabit it, including us.

What is overexploitation of natural resources

The exploitation of natural resources refers to all those activities carried out by human beings for the extraction and processing of raw materials found in nature. People use these goods to obtain energy and to manufacture industrial and consumer products.

The problem comes, like everything else, when natural resources are abused . Since ancient times humans have been taking advantage of nature in this sense. However, as society has progressed, this use of resources has increased sharply.

In this way, the overexploitation of natural resources causes their depletion , since the massive and excessive use does not give nature the opportunity to regenerate its assets.

Unfortunately, nowadays humans carry out this practice with both renewable and non-renewable energies, and it causes serious associated consequences, such as the extinction of species, the increase in global warming, environmental degradation, natural disasters, etc., reaching affect even ourselves.

How to take care of natural resources

In order to take care of the environment and avoid the overexploitation of natural resources and its negative consequences, below, we offer you a detailed list with tips on how to take care of natural resources .

Rule of the 3Rs of ecology

One of the most effective ways to take care of the environment and its resources is by avoiding pollution and the production of new goods. Therefore, we advise you to follow these rules at home:

  • Reduce: minimize as much as you can the daily consumption of goods and energy expenditure. For example, turn off the lightshen you’re not using them and take advantage of natural light.
  • Reuse: before disposing of a product that may have another use, give it another try! Also, try to opt for products that can have more than one use, such as cloth napkins instead of paper.
  • Recycle: if you are no longer going to use that container, product, or any other waste, better separate them and throw them into the appropriate container depending on whether they are organic, plastic, cardboard, glass, metal or toxic.

Use public transport

Whenever possible, use public transportation to reduce automobile pollution in big cities. In the case of choosing to travel by car, it better be electric.

Help keep the planet clean

It is very important that when we visit a beach, a forest or any other natural ecosystem we respect its environment and do not leave our garbage there. Keep the planet clean, avoid damage or any modification of the environment you visit. Millions of animal and plant species depend on these ecosystems and their balance to survive.

Consume organic products

The use of organic products such as organic fruits and vegetables makes it possible to take care of the environment since, during the production period, no fertilizers or other polluting products are used. In this other article we explain how to know that a product is ecological .

Plant trees

Help the production of oxygen by planting trees and taking care of green areas. Likewise, we must not cut down trees, carry out activities that can cause fires, or apply chemicals to plants.

Use reusable bags

One of the products that most pollute natural ecosystems, especially aquatic ones, are the millions of bags that are used daily in supermarkets, since they take many years to degrade and many animals eat them thinking they are food. To fight against this contamination, choose to get a cloth bag and reuse it in your purchases for several years.

Avoid artificial chemicals

Get rid of from your shopping list, or reduce as much as possible, all those chemicals that are not respectful with the environment, such as artificial chemicals or that are not found in nature.

Awareness

Help us expand these tips to get stronger. Share this information, as well as a more detailed one that expands on it, with friends and family and warn them of its importance.

Here are more ideas for you to take care of nature and commit to its protection:

Avoid single-use plastics such as straws or canes or plastic cutlery.

It helps to educate in respect, solidarity and citizenship. A walk through Nature Reserves can provide valuable learning.

In addition to public transport, you can also choose to go by bike or walk.

Turn off the tap when you’re not using it, even for a moment.

Unplug appliances that are not in use.

Use rechargeable batteries.

Use energy saving light bulbs.

Buy products with reusable and recyclable packaging, as well as those that do not require as much packaging and are made from recycled products.

Collect your pet’s droppings.

Reuse old or used notebooks or papers as erasers to save paper.

Participate with environmental NGOs that help take care of and promote actions to help nature and the species that live there.

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