As a lover of mother nature I'm always looking for ways to cut back on my own negative impact on the environment. I want my children and their children to enjoy their natural surroundings however with the rate we are going there wont be any surroundings left to enjoy. This is due to many factors such as wasting water and not recycling. The worlds resources are being wasted day after day - there's only so long this can continue.
If everyone takes it upon themselves to make changes - no matter how big or small then perhaps this could be slowed down somewhat. Personally I feel that the easiest and probably most effective way to make an impact would be to adopt small behaviors that can could be repeated each day making it an effortless task which could turn into habit. This way you will be having a positive effect without actually putting any effort in as it will all come naturally to you.
I like to look out for articles that suggest ways to save our resources. The Happier Homes website has different pieces of information with regards to making the home healthier. This includes information on how to save water. One thing they suggest is that you could use a dishwasher instead of washing up by hand. They claim this could save up to 11 times the amount of water. I don't know how good this would be for the environment on a whole as I'm sure the electricity used to power the dishwasher would level out the savings.If you'd like to see how much water you could save yourself then have a look at their useful water calculator.
I had a go myself and it says that If I swap from hand washing to using a dishwasher I could save more than 18,000 litres per year.
If everyone made a conscious effort to save water surely it would make some impact?
What things do you do to help protect our environment?