• Conservation of Natural Resources

    A natural resource is something that is found in nature and can be used by people. Earth's natural resources include light, air, water, plants, animals, soil, stone, minerals, and fossil fuels. The advancement of modern civilization has had a great impact on our planet's natural resources. So, conserving natural resources is very essential today to protect our environment from drastic changes, to save the depleting resources for our future generations. The rate at which the energy is being produced and consumed can damage our world in many ways. In other words, conservation of natural resources helps us to save the environment. We can reduce these impacts by consuming less energy. The cost of energy is rising every year. It is important for us to realize how energy is useful to us and how can we avoid it getting wasted. There are many ways that one can conserve natural resources.

    To start saving energy is not a big thing at all. We can start saving the energy from our home itself, just by turning off the lights during day hours, turn-off electrical equipments, such as computer, TVs, entertainment gadgets, photocopiers, printers, etc., when these are not in use. We can use public transport instead of using our own vehicle. Same thing can implement on much wider scale at society level, then at city level then district level and finally at country level. We might notice a small change in our monthly bills by implementing these changes as they would be getting decreased more and more. If millions of people like us start doing these things, it will help us to save much more money and also help the environment.

    The other ways to conserve natural resources are the use of another energy resource for example hydro, solar, wind, tidal power, etc., which are healthy and great alternatives to conserve natural resources. In fact these energy sources are clean and healthy for environment. Moreover, these energy sources do not emit or produced harmful gases or toxin into our environment like that of the burning fossil fuels at the same time they are renewable as well as are not easy to deplete.

    Today, most of the people are finding many ways for conserving natural resources. One of the great option before is Hydro-power and solar power. Power can be generated from these sources and these are the best ways for natural resources conservation like fossil fuels.

    Fossil fuels on Earth will not last forever; we need to conserve these fossil fuels. To conserve fossil fuels one can choose to buy a hybrid vehicle. Some of these cars will run on electricity combined with using small amounts of gas. Some hybrid cars just run on electricity. Either way it is a great way for conserving natural resources when it is concern with fossil fuels.

    Instead of deforestation, plantation should keep in mind. We should take help from the government, for plantation programs. Everybody should take part in plantation and care the plants. The average, maximum and minimum temperatures rose at almost equal rates of around 20C per decade as tree coverage has declined and the number of heat-absorbing roads and buildings has increased. Trees cool the city by up to 10°C, by shading our homes and streets. Plantation can cut summer air conditioning needs by up to 50%. By reducing the energy demand for cooling our houses, we reduce carbon dioxide and other pollution emissions from power plants.