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Bess Ruff is a Ph D student of Geography in Florida.
Taking steps to conserve and reuse is one of the best things you can do to help save the environment, and it is easier than you might think.
Start small and do your part just by changing your daily habits.
As an individual, there are lots of things you can do, starting with not littering or polluting.
Dispose of everything properly, and even better, reduce your waste so that there is less to return to the landfill.Despite unavoidable free services provided by the earth to humans, we are not able to pay off her kindness to us.Rather we humans are being cruel to our Earth with our selfish activities.Then, I can form a GREEN ORGANIZATION along with some other energetic youths to raise awareness in my peer circle, neighbourhood & the community about environment sanitation by changing degradable wastes into compost manure & by 3R principle (reduce, reuse & recycle) of non-degradable wastes.I can create workshops with local people that air pollution can be controlled by replacing household energy sources like coal, firewood etc.Harmful gases emitted by ACs, refrigerators, industries & vehicles are depleting ozone layer & increasing our exposure to very harmful UV rays of sun leading us towards various skin diseases, eye cataract & even cancer.Wastes like plastics & other non-degradable wastes like insecticides, pesticides, chemical fertilizers etc.Think before assuming that all human activities are either necessary or have to be done as they currently are -- think about a cleaner future and what it would take to get us there.That is a positive thing to do, not a scary thing at all.Despite huge noise by our jumbo population itself, we use loudspeakers for our entertainment & industries, airplanes or other noisy vehicles for our luxury. We build huge buildings, roads & factories beyond her carrying capacity.The establishment of nuclear reactors vastly affects the environment & human lives.