What can be done to help save the environment of Planet Earth

Caring for our shelter is a shared responsibility we have as living beings. During the last hundred years or so, the administration we have given to the natural resources of our planet has not been the best. Several plans have been developed to stop the unconscious use of the resources of our planet, given today's environmental problems: Problems like oil spills, hazardous waste, air pollution - water - soil contamination, loss of rainforests, plants and animal species in danger of extinction, acid rain, depletion of ozone layer, global warming and darkening, urban solid wastes crisis, over-exploitation of natural renewable and nonrenewable natural resources, among other situations, may be beyond our control. These problems require team work, social action, the intervention of competent authorities and the industrial sections compromise. However, there are some things that can make the difference, like for example actions made with good will and consciousness of each person to improve its daily habits to have a healthier an integral life. Activities as separate from the source, recycle, be aware of water and energy consumption are a good start.

Some articles we use in our daily house chores may also contribute to the pollution of our shelter because they are manufactured with hazardous substances, some of these may include the use of products containing naphthalene, stain removers, spray cans and aerosols, fluorescent bulbs, detergents, etc.
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There are alternatives to environmental problems, such as for agriculture and gardening to have a space to create compost is a very beneficial and healthy practice and to nurture your plants. This fertilizer provides the plants some nutrients through the floor by decomposition and helped by microorganisms; this fertilizer improves the soil texture, increases the soil's ability to absorb oxygen and water, it also suppresses the weed growth and reduces the need to add chemical and pesticide products, which can be harmful to environmental and human health.

The use of organic solid wastes can be the beginning to separate and recycle the wastes we produce in our homes. In recycling matters the products that can be used for this purpose are glass, paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, etc. There are containers for each type of waste. And in your home your wastes can be handled by separate bags or bins with different colors (According to GTC-24 standards solid wastes and separation in the source -in Colombia's laws).

In clean energy production alternatives there are solar panels which consist in a series of mirrors that turn sunlight into electricity and can be used to heat water and provide electricity to homes. Other options for alternative energy production are wind, hydro and tidal power sources etc. All these together make a set of innovative and healthier technologies for our Environment.
Home is not the only place where we can lend a hand to help the environment. We can give a hand from what we can do also in other places where normal activities are conducted, such as: Educational Institutions, Shopping Centers, Shops and general commerce of goods and services, libraries, offices, businesses, industries, etc.

In the case of landfills, it is important to ensure a proper manage to wastes that don't have a normal management or wastes that can't have management at all, without compromising our Environment and natural resources, examples of these wastes are: chemicals products, non-biodegradable and not recyclable or reusable substances, taking always into the planning of a landfill to prevent the pollution of the water resources. In the group of chemical products are included antifreeze, insecticides, batteries, Styrofoam, PVC, other toxic substances, etc.

It depends on each person to provide "a little grain of sand" a little input to recover our planet, its resources and living creatures which are humanities heritage and shelter.
UNAICHU as an Educational Foundation aims for an alternative education to acknowledge and understand better our shelter and its processes, as well as to understand ourselves as part of nature and the importance of our role as the wiser and smarter species in the continuity of natural processes and the future of our generations to come. Since the change begins within each and peace corresponds to education from each farm, home, other environments, as classroom and life itself as the teaching instrument or exercise of the contents of each human being; an education that learns the child - adult to grow inside and form himself for his/her future.