It’s World Environment Day today. What have you done? A token gesture like planting a sapling that you will forget to water tomorrow? Or switching off your computer today but leaving it on for 48 hours the next time you switch it on?
Do go here and pledge something today if you can. Something that you mean to carry though. Either, keeping your AC on 25 degrees, or growing a kitchen garden in a window, or cleaning your bathroom without chemicals. Anything that you find sustainable. I find that choosing something you enjoy works best. Personally, I do a lot of these things simply because I enjoy living this way. Even if you don’t, make the effort to do something for Mother Earth.
Here’s something I’d like to share from my own home. We use desert coolers instead of airconditioners until the monsoon months bring humidity. In this case, the waste water from our RO system is going directly into the tank of the desert cooler. And guess what, my maid came up with this! She saw me religiously filling RO water into buckets for swabbing and washing clothes and she figured this was simpler. So right.