Water was, for ancient cultures, the most valuable resource. This element represented the mystical bond between the soul and cosmos. Nowadays, water may not be considered sacred, but it should not be taken for granted.
Sometimes we forget that rivers, lakes and ponds are not receptacles for trash and other inorganic waste. We need to think of different ways to help water be cleaner and healthier for all life forms.
Keeping bodies of water clean and flowing is vital. Cleaning up trash, unblocking streams and rivers, and installing pond aerators and fountains in small bodies of water can help them stay healthy.
If you walk beside a water source, make sure you do not throw anything into it that could affect the ecosystem. Remember that not only fishes depend on the water! Mammals, birds and even humans rely on a balanced environment. Inorganic waste is harmful and even can reduce the life expectancy of some fishes and birds. It can be helpful to take a bag, for example, to keep trash such as wrappers and bottles there until you find a trash can.
Caring for the Systems Around Water
Nature gives you so much: food, building material, clothes and medicine. Yet, most of the time, people forget to give back and are completely unconscious of the different ecosystems around them. Being aware of how diverse ecosystems work together can help keep them balanced. For example, the ground is where worms and various insects live. They help to keep the earth oxygenated and even clean. You can plant different flowers, vegetables or trees to enhance the soil in your garden or yard, or even in a park or riverbank. If you have a problem with insects, use eco-friendly pest control measures.
Also, getting rid of air pollution is essential. Although birds aren’t constantly in the air, contamination affects them because they have a higher breathing rate. Avoiding different types of aerosol sprays and planting trees will help them and help us.
An Important Lifeline
At the very least, water should be treated as the most valuable element in every ecosystem. A walk beside the sea, river or lake helps us feel refreshed. Keeping our water and ecosystems clean is the best way to ensure that the earthy stays healthy and can continue sustaining life.
Our ecosystems need us, and we need them. Do your part today to keep Earth and water pristine.