As human beings that rely on the resources of this planet to survive and thrive, it is our duty to, at least, take care of our environment. For generations, we have been becoming increasingly negligent and altogether selfish. Perhaps it’s time to change that. We are not talking about going out and planting forests; the little things count as much as the big things when it comes down to it.
As an individual, one of the easiest things you can do to help your environment is adopting certain habits inside and outside your home that will be beneficial for everyone around you.
Automobiles account for an extraordinary amount of emissions, nearly all of which are dangerous for the environment. During the recent years, the phenomenon of global warming has reached such a critical point, that if we don’t cut back on these emissions right now, we might do irreversible damage to the planet and by extension, the human race.
Truth be told, it isn’t even necessary for every individual to own a gas powered car or motorcycle. Alas, human beings value their ease of convenience and time way above the needs of the environment.
So, what other means of transport can you employ?
Bicycles. For short distance commutes, a bicycle is the best alternative. It is environmentally friendly, has zero emissions and is incredibly healthy for you. This can be an excellent means of exercise, which sadly, we don’t give much importance to, anymore. No wonder the problem of obesity has reached epidemic proportions across the globe.
Electric bicycles are another option. They have a small, rechargeable battery and an attached electric motor which can assist the rider in case they became exhausted. This is a cleaner, greener and healthier alternative to the typical mode of transport which the majority of the public uses.
And the best part, it cuts down on your costs by a huge margin. You can use that extra money for other things, that you would otherwise be spending on spare parts, fuel, car maintenance, servicing, tires…