There isn’t enough conversation about septic tanks in our regular day-to-day lives. As a consequence, we don’t know enough about septic tanks. What do they do and how do they work and how do we maintain them? These are all questions everybody should know the answers too.
The very products we use to clean our homes are causing us harm. Household cleaners expose us to 62 chemicals everyday, affecting health and also our environment. Cleaning should be about balance, not hyper-sanitation that kills off all bacteria, including the ones that are good for us.
A septic tank is an essential first step in the efficient and effective means of treating wastewater generated in every one of our homes and offices. But it is not a catch-all for all kinds of household waste. Keep your septic tank safe to keep the environment safe.
A moment of thought is all you need to realize we live in a world of hyper-sanitation at the cost of hampering our ecological balance. Inspect and examine what goes into your cleaning products for effective cleaning that does not negatively impact health or environment.
Awareness is increasing among people about the ill-effects of GMOs. One must take into consideration health and environmental impact, whether we are a consumer or producer.
With limited access to sanitation facilities, Nigeria has historically been among the top countries in the world seeing open defecation. Apart from the environmental challenges, this is also blooming into a full-blown health crisis for the country.
Air pollution in India has been at drastic levels for a while now. The Government has been taking baby steps to counter this. But this is not enough. We need urgent and immediate measures to reverse this and as with everything else, change happens at an individual level.
It’s hard to imagine a world without water – how will we manage the crisis and what it will mean for us as a race. And yet, not enough is being done, and not soon enough, to address this urgently.
Biodiversity matters simply because without it we would not exist. However, this naturally balanced web of interdependence has suffered a lot due to an explosion in human population and a spike in the demand for natural resources.
Already facing the worst water crisis in history, India ranks 120 among 122 countries in the water quality index, with the situation slated to get far worse. Projections state that the demand for water will be twice the available supply by 2030.