The earth is crying out for help. And no matter how hard we try to ignore it, we can no longer ignore nature’s way of getting back at us. Climate change, the depletion of the ozone layer, air pollution, water pollution, and acid rain are just some of the problems we face. People always say that you get what you sow. These terrible things that are happening now are the result of what we did. Deforestation, bad waste management, urban sprawl, overpopulation, and chemicals made by people are all things that are hurting our planet quickly. Every day, we hear about the bad things that people do that hurt the environment. If we don’t do something different, we’ll kill our planet and everything on it, including ourselves.
But it’s good to know that there are still people doing everything they can to save the environment. It’s not too late to make Mother Nature as beautiful as she used to be. That is, if we start to save the environment right away. Let these people motivate you to make changes that will help our planet last for many more generations.
#1 Man Plants A Tree Every Day For 40 Years Now Has A Forest Bigger Than Central Park
What used to be a land area destroyed by erosion is now 1,360 acres of forest, all thanks to an Indian man named Jadav Payeng. Every day for 40 years, Jadav planted a tree. Now, this man-made forest is bigger than Central Park. Now, a lot of elephants, rhinos, boars, reptiles, and birds live in this amazing forest. This plant lover says he wants to plant trees until he takes his “last breath.” “The world is God.” It makes me feel good. It gives me strength… “As long as it keeps going, I’ll keep going.” You can watch a short documentary about this hero’s work if you want to learn more about him.
#2 Every Time You Search Something On The Search Engine Ecosia, They Plant A Tree
Ecosia is a search engine based in Berlin that plants trees by giving most of its extra money to environmental groups. In exchange, the non-profit groups used the money to plant trees where they were most needed. Every time you use Ecosia to do a search, you help a global community that works on reforestation and protecting forests. Ecosia has been used by more than 7 million people, and the company has already planted more than 50 million trees. This number is likely to go up over time as more and more people use Ecosia to search the internet.
#3 A Mexican company makes cutlery from avocado seeds that can only be used once.
A Mexican company called BioFase makes cutlery and straws that only need to be used once and break down in just 240 days. Since Mexico grows about half of the avocados in the world, it has a lot of avocado seeds that are usually burned in landfills because they have no use. Biofase gives these avocado seeds a new job, which cuts down on the amount of plastic trash in the world.
#4 A town in Australia comes up with a brilliant way to stop pollution: they just use a net.
In March 2018, Kwinana City in Australia put drainage nets over two concrete drainage pipe outlets in Henley Reserve. Drainage nets are one way the city tries to cut down on trash and stop water pollution. So, the simple solution was able to collect 815 pounds of trash coming out of the drain pipes. With the help of the drainage nets, the city government won’t have to pay people to pick up trash by hand anymore. Drainage nets are a cheaper way to clean up the drainage system.
#5 5.3 Million Kilograms Of Trash Has Been Collected By Volunteers On A Beach In Mumbai
This amazing project is still called the “world’s largest beach clean-up project” to this day. In 2015, environmentalist Afroz Shaz started picking up trash on the beach. As more people joined him, they were able to pick up 5.3 million kilograms of trash. The direction of the wind was the main reason why Mumbai’s Versova beach was dirty. The beach wasn’t taken care of because the territory itself wasn’t a popular tourist destination. With the help of 1,000 volunteers, the beach is now ready for everyone to use. Every year, more than 8 billion tons of plastic are dumped into the ocean. If you want to use less plastic, try to avoid single-use cutlery, coffee cups, and grocery bags made of plastic, and buy as many products as you can that don’t contain plastic. Six-pack rings kill about 100,000 marine animals every year.
#6 Brewery Creates Edible Six-Pack Rings To Avoid Plastic Pollution
Every year, six-pack rings kill about 100,000 marine animals, mostly because they get caught in the yokes and can even choke to death. Because of this, Saltwater Brewery in Florida makes six-pack rings that are made of materials that can be broken down by nature. Plastic materials are bad because it takes 1,000 years for them to break down. Not only that, but when they break down into smaller pieces, they give off toxic fumes that can kill marine animals. On the other hand, these six-pack rings are made from barley and wheat ribbons and will break down over time. So, in 90 days, these compostable rings will slowly break down in the water. Also, these six-pack rings are safe for marine animals to eat because they can be eaten.
#7 Japan Turns Old Electronic Into Olympic Medals
The prizes for the Olympians at the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo will be made out of trash that has been recycled. The Medal Project, which cares about the environment, is making the prizes for the upcoming games out of scrap metal. Japanese people have been giving their old electronics directly to the cause as part of a countrywide effort. E-waste, which is trash from discarded electronics, is the type of waste that is growing the fastest around the world. In 2016, people around the world threw away 45 million tons of electronics, but only 20% of that waste was recycled.
#8 Pakistan plans to plant 10 billion trees in the next five years.
Some of the biggest environmental problems in Pakistan right now are flooding, soil erosion, droughts, and climate change. And the Pakistani government is sure that reforestation is the only way to solve these problems. The country wants to save the environment for future generations by planting 10 billion trees in the next five years. Through this project, 1 billion trees have already been planted. Even though we are still a long way from the goal, planting 1 billion trees can make a big difference.
#9 New Clean Up System Wants To Remove 90% Of Plastic From The Ocean By 2040
With more than 5 trillion pieces of plastic floating around in the ocean, we need new ideas to help clean up our water immediately. The Ocean Cleanup is a project that says it will be the biggest cleanup ever. It is a non-profit group that was started in 2013 to find ways to clean plastic out of the oceans. The Ocean Cleanups have made a 600-meter-long fake coastline in the middle of the ocean that uses the natural forces of the ocean to catch the plastic. In the next 5 years, the group wants to clean up 50% of the plastic in the ocean. The group’s website says they want to get 90% of the plastic out of the ocean by 2040.
#10 Denmark Opens A Store For Food That Was Supposed To Be Thrown Away
Studies show that only two-thirds of the food produced in the world is eaten, while one-third is thrown away. One-third of all food thrown away is equivalent to 1.3 billion tons of food wasted. Think about how many hungry people that huge amount of leftover food could feed. In Denmark, a grocery store called “WeFood” decided not to throw away food that has passed its expiration date or has packaging that is slightly damaged. Instead, they sell these foods to consumers at prices that are up to 50 percent less than what they would have been. This helps low-income families get by, and it also stops food from going to waste. Also, WeFood gives all of the money it makes to different charities in countries where there is a hunger crisis.
#11 Swiss Billionaire Donates $1 Billion To Save The Planet
Hansjorg Wyss, who is rich and cares about the environment, has offered $1 billion to protect our planet. in an article called “We Have to Save the Planet.” “So I’m giving $1 billion.” Mr. Wyss said he was willing to give this amount of money to protect 30% of the planet’s surface by 2030. At this time, it is very important for the richest people in the world to spread the word about the environmental problems we are facing. Even though giving a lot of money can save the lives of many endangered species, we can all make a difference by doing small things every day and giving small amounts to charities that work to make the world a better place.
#12 Volunteers Remove 55 Tonnes Of Waste From The Ganga River
The Ganges River, India’s largest river, was once thought to be holy and clean. But because sewage from cities and waste from factories aren’t treated, the Ganges River now has very dangerously toxic water. When everyone thought it was too late to save the river, an Indian woman took the first step. Bachendri Pal is well-known because she was the first woman from India to climb Mount Everest. But she thinks that bringing the Ganges River back to life was the hardest climb she has ever done. She started by getting a group of volunteers together, and by the end, there were 40 people on her team. The team was able to clean up 55 tons of trash from the Ganges River in just one month. Pal and her group of volunteers are still working to clean up the toxic river, but a miracle would take more than 40 people.
#13 The UK’s law that charges 5 pence for each plastic bag has cut plastic trash by 37% in just one year.
In 2015, the UK made a big change when they started charging for plastic grocery bags. Only five pence for one bag seemed like a very small price, but it led to a huge change. It stopped many people from using an extra bag they didn’t need, and shops were also asked to give any money they made from selling the bags to environmental groups. The Great British Beach Clean association said in 2016 that the number of plastic bags on the beaches had dropped by 37%, showing that there had been a big change. But there is still a long way to go. In the United States, each person uses about one plastic bag per day, which adds up to 365 bags per year. In contrast, people in Denmark and Finland only use four bags per year. How do the Scandinavians know so much about taking care of the environment? outstanding in every way.