World environment day : Eco-Friendly Trends for 2024

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World Environment Day: Top 7 Eco-Friendly Trends of 2024 Revealed!

  • 50°C Heatwave in 10 Indian States!
  • Floods in Northeast and Kerala!
  • Snowfall in Himachal Pradesh!
  • 9 states including Punjab and Gujarat have alarming environmental quality.
  • Most of the Indian districts have high amounts of toxins in their groundwater.
  • 80% of Delhi NCR residents complain that they are suffering from multiple disorders due to toxic air in the environment as per a 2022 survey.

These statistics taken from the Statista Research Department, clearly depict the urgency for broader initiatives and environment protection acts needed to lessen the pain we have given to our mother Earth.

Let’s understand, through this blog, how our small eco-friendly steps in trend can save our future from the devastating results of climate change and environmental degradation.

These statistics taken from the Statista Research Department, clearly depict the urgency for broader initiatives and environment protection acts needed to lessen the pain we have given to our mother Earth.

Let’s understand, through this blog, how our small eco-friendly steps in trend can save our future from the devastating results of climate change and environmental degradation.

Top 7 Environment Saving Trends in 2024

More people are choosing functional sustainable alternatives as they understand their duty toward reversing climate change and environmental degradation. Let’s look at 7 eco-friendly product trends liked and followed by nature lovers.

1. Sustainable Fashion

The use of recycled, upcycled, and organic materials is attracting customers, and more brands are leaning towards slow fashion prioritizing quality over quantity. Laundry products made up of biodegradable ingredients with refills and recyclable packaging are the sustainable alternatives.

2. Sustainable Travel

Environment-caring people opt for carpooling to travel to the same destination or in the same direction and prefer to walk or cycle to nearby visits over using motorcycles or cars. Governments are promoting the use of Electric Vehicles (EVs) to reduce dependency on fossil fuels and suppress environmental pollution.

3. Sustainable Building Construction

Installing green roofs, rainwater collecting systems and solar panels promotes biodiversity, water, and energy conservation. Buildings with natural lighting, indoor air quality, and non-toxic building materials are inspiring people and will be promoted in the coming years.

4. No Waste Lifestyle

According to GreenSail, every human being produces 270 kgs of waste every year! We can reduce the number by separating different wastes, composting organic matter, and adopting the strategy of 3Rs – Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Discarding the use of single-use plastic is the best and easiest way to stop environmental degradation.

5. Regenerative Agriculture

Organic farming techniques are becoming more prevalent in India these days. Vertical farming and water-efficient irrigation systems like drip irrigation and sprinkler systems minimize water wastage. Composting organic waste will be a key trend in 2024. Also, sensible farmers are preventing stubble burning, scheduling crop rotation, and intercropping to enhance soil structure and save mother earth.

6. Tree Planting

This year’s drastic environmental change has brought scientists and governments to their wit’s end. Intelligent people and NGOs are doing their part by running tree plantation drives in their local areas. Social media posts and influencers have become an inspiration for common people to understand the urgency of afforestation. According to intellectuals, every individual must plant at least 12 saplings a year and nurture them to counter environmental deterioration, and it’s in trend too. People give saplings with wedding invitation cards and as return gifts at their birthday parties. Nature lovers celebrate every occasion by planting trees and posting on social media, advising their viewers to follow the good deed too.

7. Energy Transitions

People are speedily shifting from thermal to solar and wind energy as these are eco-friendly and cost-effective in the long term. People use solar energy to charge batteries, cook food, light their houses at night, and meet their other energy demands. Farmers are using wind energy to pump water for drinking and irrigation purposes and lower their electricity bills. Its use will be more prevalent in upcoming years.

Conclusion

“We are Generation Restoration. Together, let’s build a sustainable future for land, and for humanity.”
—António Guterres, UN Secretary General

We’ve observed that you don’t need to spend too much money to achieve sustainability! Every rupee we invest in ecosystem restoration gives us 30 rupees back as an economic benefit in the long run, justifying the investment both financially and economically. These investments can contribute to sustainable development, resilience, and social well-being, making them a win-win solution for both people and the planet.

Set some defined goals for yourself and begin gradually inclining yourself towards eco-friendly habits. You can live a more economical and environmentally friendly lifestyle in a year if you can implement one of these trends every two months. Above all, impart your knowledge to your family, friends, and co-workers. Share this blog and encourage others to take initiative and lessen their own harmful effects on the environment!