Be kind to the planet
We often feel it is impossible to change anything. However, even small step does matter and we all need to begin doing something to be kind to our planet
My husband has a car in the new appointment he has received. However, for both his fitness and the planet, he always cycles or walks to the office as it is not too far. Seeing him, others too have started doing this. In another area, we always plant trees inside and outside both for the environment and for living with nature to the maximum extent possible. I remember my maid being very impressed and following our example in her home too. This made everyone in her area impressed and they even started having a mini garden near their homes. They even started playing games and having satsangs there. She still thanks me for making this happen in her life. “These moments are wonderful for all of us and we all look forward to it. Thank God we began meeting each other again and also making the park clean and green”, she said happily.
These are small steps of course but have indeed made a difference in our lives and colony.
The fact is all changes come when people work together, especially in the area of greenery and the environment so we all can indeed begin doing what we can immediately.
Some simple steps we could take are
Using carpools, public transport or walking/ cycling.
This is good for the planet and our fitness in the case of walking an carpools and our expenses in the case of carpools. A great bonus is a green planet of course.
Plant trees everywhere
Our elders would always ask us to plant as many trees as we can. Let us remember them in this area and keep the planet green as they have done for us to the maximum extent they could. Trees make us feel good and are also good for the environment.
Reduce use of plastic
I remember how we all used to take cloth bags while going shopping. It is time we return to this wisdom for us and the planet.
These are doable things we all can begin doing. When we begin doing this, others may also follow us. Change after all happens slowly but surely in this manner in all areas of life. When we make our planet a priority, this shall surely happen.
We often wish to join NGOs or attend conferences to minimise climate change. Even the United Nations in one of its goals asks us to make climate change an important goal, However, we all must remember that we all need to take concrete steps to make things happen. We can see the planet calling us for help with reducing greenery and climate change everywhere so we must do something about it. This does not require any prodding from anyone. Small steps shall indeed lead to some kind of change. With this, others may step in too and we may have a better planet, climate and a better life itself.
We need to only begin in any area we can. These steps may seem simple but do make a difference, slowly but surely and the planet would thank us for every step we take.