Natural resources are materials provided by nature to be utilized by human beings either directly or indirectly for their survival. While we need natural resources to survive, the way we use them can leave them prone to degradation and depletion. This is why their management, efficient and sustainable usage is very crucial.
However, we have the idea that while these naturals resources like water, air, sunlight, and more are considered inexhaustible, we don’t have to do anything to preserve them, but the truth is, we need to care for them as they care for us and this can only be done by consuming less and conserving more, so future generations can come to meet a healthier planet left behind by their ancestors.
Natural resources are essential for our day-to-day activities. They drive our agriculture and economic activities and provide employment for millions all over the world, thus, we have developed a great dependency on them. Some of the basic human needs that natural resources provide for include:
To ensure we can continue using these natural resources, we must take a step away from using non-renewable energy sources and embrace renewable ones.
Although we are now aware that our activities are harming our environment, it’s now up to us to do something about it before it’s too late. Everybody has a role to play in the sustainability of the earth’s natural resources. Here are ten ways you can conserve natural resources at home: