Earth has existed for more than four and a half billion years, and it sure has experienced a lot since then. It’s continuously changing, and some of its changes are due to us: humans. The advancement of technology modifies the natural resources that our planet produces for us to make various manual works more efficient and much more accessible. However, it has its adverse effects on our planet, which may lead to bruising Mother Earth, and leave critical damage that we, as humans, will be the ones to suffer from it.
There is a lot of pollution made by us. And it’s been a massive problem in every state in the world for so many years. Some examples of pollutants that we are currently trying to reduce and eliminate are air pollution, water pollution, light pollution, plastic pollution, soil contamination, and land pollution.
Our country, the Philippines, is not an exception to this conflict. Here in the Islands of the Philippines, pollution is one of the significant environmental problems that has been contributing to the Earth’s negative changes. Because of these uncontrollable usages of materials, it became hard for the people to live in peace due to crises and disasters. Most of us are aware that these phenomena also occur because we take advantage of Mother Nature. That’s why some people are supporting Earth Day.
Have you ever heard of Earth Day? If the answer is either yes or no, but you are willing to support your home planet, this is the right blog!
Invest On Our Home: Earth
Earth Day is an event that supports the conservation of the environment and raises awareness of how important it is for us to maintain a clean and safe planet and why we should conserve the health of our home, Earth. This event first happened on April 22, 1970, and it is now being celebrated every 22nd day of April by a vast number of people around the world who have concern for our planet Earth. There are a lot of activities and practices a person can do to participate in this event. Whenever you are, whatever race you come from, whatever your age, you, we, as humans, may join at this moment because investing in the development and sustainability of our planet is one of the ways to have a good life.
What to Do On Earth Day 2022
As humans who consume the natural resources that our nature provides, it is also your responsibility to protect and provide security to it. We are the ones held accountable for maintaining the health of our hearts because we are the ones who benefit from it. Moreover, we are capable of saving Mother Nature; we have two hands to help. We can do it whenever we want because there are lots of activities and practices that we can do as participants of Earth Day 2022 and as citizens who are concerned for our home planet and the next generations who are going to live on our Earth.
Turn the lights off
The electricity we are using is harmful materials such as fossil fuels that are not so good for our environment. Making electricity using these components adds up to the climate change that we are experiencing right now. Yes, it is true that through electricity usage, life is better. We can’t deny that it has positive effects on our lives. It makes work such as household chores more accessible and faster. The appliances we are using, the air-conditioning we utilize on summer days, and the lights we use even if we don’t need them all to use electricity. These practices are a few reasons why electricity companies use vast amounts of fossil fuels that conceal our minds.
That is why some areas in the Philippines are turning their lights off to support the celebration of Earth Day. This practice doesn’t seem as big as some of the activities that most people do during Earth Day, but it sure helps. It’s simple, and you can do it in your home. Conserve electricity as you can, turn off the lights if it’s unnecessary to use light, unplug all unused appliances, and use electricity wisely. The call for help to save our nature is being supported every year by many individuals, companies, and communities such as Northpoint Davao and Camella Tagum. If you are one of the people who value nature, you should be living in a society where support for environmental movements is present. It is great to have a house and lot in Northpoint Davao or Tagum, Camella’s communities, because they always participate in events that contribute to the betterment and healing of our Mother Earth.
Plant as many trees as you can.
Aside from providing food, trees help maintain clean air, and planting trees is one way to fight climate change. Why? Simply because trees emit a gas that we need, which is oxygen, and trees also inhale the carbon dioxide we breathe out. The more trees we plant, the cooler our surroundings will be, which in any case, helps in reducing the usage of electricity for air-conditioning on summer days. What is more, breathing fresh air is good for our body. However, the companies cut billions of trees because their products need trees as materials. As a result, it reduces the number of trees that help maintain balanced air.
Nonetheless, our job as consumers is to replace every tree we cut every year. If it’s a little hard for you to plant a tree in your area, choose to go green, use plants as your home decoration because, at some point, plants will be enough, or relocate to a community where hundreds of Pine Trees surround the area. Yes, Camella Silang offers a community surrounded by trees. Imagine living in a community with a healthy environment!
Practice the 3Rs
We have been adding to the increase in waste for so long, and the tons of garbage that we incur every year is no longer a joke. We can help reduce waste by practicing the 3Rs, which only means Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Reduce the usage of plastic bags. Nowadays, most supermarkets and grocery stores offer eco-bags for an affordable price. It would be better to purchase it and reuse it every time you go to grocery stores. Please don’t throw your plastic bottles anywhere; you might as well recycle them. Bring out your creative juice and make a masterpiece out of waste. Manage waste properly to lessen the floods and other disasters caused by too much usage of plastic materials. Have you ever heard of a place where waste turns into a masterpiece? Just 21.7 km away from the site of Camella Aklan resides a garden that boasts its recyclable garbage masterpieces; its name is Basura Garden. Visit this inspiring place, for it’s just a few minutes away from your house and lot in Aklan!
Choose to be Car-Free
Vehicles use fuels that contribute to the increase in air pollution. If you need to be somewhere, it is preferable to use your bike as an alternative for transportation. Choose to ride your bike instead of using a vehicle that burns gasoline, which adds up to carbon emission that pollutes the air. If the place you are going to is just 5-10 minutes away, try to walk instead, because aside from helping the environment, you are making yourself healthy. Aside from all the benefits mentioned above, biking relieves stress as well. When you ride your bike, you may feel like you own yourself, and you may appreciate how beautiful your surroundings are, things that you sometimes can’t experience when driving because cars are closed.
Since most of the sites of Camella Homes, such as Camella Pampanga, are strategically located near the places of convenience, they might as well walk or ride a bike to go to a site where you need to be. Camella Pampanga is very near grocery stores, shopping malls, and entertainment facilities.
Don’t let your bucket spill
Water is one of our necessities as humans; we can’t live without it. The water we use when we go to the bathroom or wash our clothes and dishes will eventually go back to the ocean. As much as possible, we should keep our ocean pure and clean. Don’t waste any drop of water; use just enough, and learn how to conserve it. Even if you live a fancy life in a resort-themed condo like the ones in Camella Manors Lipa, you should keep in mind that millions of people die because of water disease, simply because water pollution has been there since then up until now. We are responsible for it, so don’t let your bucket spill!
Pick up the trash
There are many adverse effects if we don’t throw our garbage correctly; the leading one is pollution. It’s terrible for the environment because it releases toxic chemicals that could harm living creatures. Moreover, improper ways of throwing the trash are one of the reasons why floods occur in cities and provinces that should not experience massive flooding. Imagine living in clean surroundings, and life would be great! If you are interested in living in a healthy environment, consider the house and lot for sale in Camella Legazpi in Albay, Bicol. Aside from quality homes, the property developer offers settlers a healthy and safe environment. It’s a great deal considering the benefits and the price of each home. This incoming Earth Day 2022, Mother Earth is looking forward to being saved by us, so start having a concern for our environment. Pick up the trash!
Support eco-friendly products
Most of the time, we purchase products without knowing if the materials used to create them have harmful effects on the environment. Some companies and local businesses are now paving the way to support Mother Nature’s health. Small companies are transparent about the materials they use to make their products, like the ones we have in Leyte. Did you know that a local business in Leyte makes vegan lip balm out of plant-based wax? Akula’s PH boasts that its products leave no trace of waste on Earth.
Aside from being a thriving province, Leyte proved that they could improve without compromising the health of our Mother Earth, one of the reasons they chose to live in one of the houses and lots in Camella Palo in Tacloban City, Leyte.
Volunteer for a Cleanup Drive
As early as now, we should engage ourselves in activities involving Mother Earth’s support. We have been taking advantage of our nature, and now that she is screaming for help, it is the time that we should give some of our attention and listen to Mother Earth. One of the activities you can do to help save her is to volunteer to clean up drives in your area. Local communities are always looking for volunteers to join them, clean the surroundings and promote awareness about the current situation of our environment. If you live in the vicinity of Camella Calamba, Laguna, you probably heard about their efforts to support the call to help save Mother Earth. It’s good to be living in a community that is not only peaceful and beautiful but also concerned about nature.
Spread the word
“The more, the merrier” In a sense, this is true. The more people are aware of what is happening to the planet they are living in, the more people will be concerned, and it could build a community that will give time and saves Earth. Now that social media platforms are booming, we should use that opportunity to share the message with our family and friends. Let’s utilize these platforms wisely, promote awareness, share facts, and let people know that Mother Earth is in danger and that we need to take action as soon as possible. If you have an opportunity to speak in a crowd, let your voice be heard! Some communities support environmental movements. Many people are taking part in these events, like this Spanish-Mediterranean-themed community of Camella Capiz. Yes, this community is also participating in events that involve environmental movements and awareness. If you have a home at Camella Capiz, you should also join in these ecological events!
Use Ecosia as your search engine
Have you ever heard about a search engine that helps the environment by planting trees? Let me introduce you to Ecosia. Ecosia is a search engine founded in 2009 based in Berlin, Germany. Its purpose is to produce as many trees as it can. It donates eighty percent of its profits to non-profit organizations that mainly focus on reforestation; in this way, they help Mother Earth generate more oxygen that helps us breathe. Ecosia is encouraging everyone to use them as their browser or search engine because, for every 45 searches, an individual can plant a tree. Imagine if millions of people use Ecosia as their primary search engine; together, we can produce a forest and help Mother Earth.
Now that you have the best practices and activities you can do on Earth Day 2022, you are now aware that you can help our planet Earth in so many ways than one. Being environmentally conscious can change an individual’s perspective on how they view their surroundings. With enough information given, let us help the planet we currently live on getting back to its healthy state before so much pollution ends its life. Together, while living in one of the house and lot projects of Camella, we can save Earth!