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10 Actions To Take Care Of The Environment From Home Or Our Company

Find out what actions can be implemented to take care of the environment from home or our company and why it is essential.

10 Actions To Take Care Of The Environment From Home


Caring for the environment is the basis of altruism and recycling is the first chapter of preserving the environment and nature.

You have to pay attention to the indications of the different municipalities and the actions will become a regular daily habit that will not cost any effort.

Recycling helps protect the environment and giving products a second chance generates excellent satisfaction.

Energy saving

Another concrete action against waste and pollution is undoubtedly energy saving.

Turn off all electronic devices you’re not using, including lights you don’t need.

Use low-energy light bulbs and regulate the temperature of the house’s heating system so that it is neither too high in winter nor too low in the air conditioning in summer.

Obtaining energy from renewable sources is undoubtedly the right choice, but if the possibility does not exist, solutions can be found to make the home more energy efficient:

  • Adjust the thermostat;
  • Use the dishwasher only when it is loaded;
  • Put the washing machine during the hours of less consumption.

Electricity production comes mainly from fossil fuels (oil, natural gas, coal) which, in addition to being non-renewable resources, produce CO2 emissions that alter the climate.

Natural detergents

To conserve water from drains, pipes, rivers and the sea, we must pay attention to the detergent used to clean.

To clean the glass of the oven, you must prepare a mixture of baking soda, water and coarse salt.

For example, if you want to clean your stainless steel sink, cut a lemon in half, sprinkle the juicy part with coarse salt, and rub.

To clean the glass of the oven, you have to prepare a mixture of baking soda, water and coarse salt.

When the solid mixture is ready, pass the preparation onto the internal glass of the oven and then rub.

A positive aspect of natural cleaning is using substances already in the house, without needing to buy them.

Water bottle and shopping bag

Supermarkets encourage the purchase of resistant and reusable bags instead of classic plastic bags.

The water or other beverage can be consumed in a thermal bottle, which can keep both hot and cold for several hours.

Food km 0

Road transport is a source of pollution. There are often no alternatives for the movement of goods, but you can choose to limit this type of pollution.

By km 0 food, we mean fruit and vegetables, but it can also be meat, fish or bread.

Likewise, living in places where certain food products are produced and consuming them directly is also a point in favor of caring for the environment.

Means of transport

Some means of transport (and some fuels) are more polluting than others.

In purchasing a vehicle, today you can avoid diesel and opt for cars with lower consumption.

Means of transport

In Ecuador, the purchase of electric vehicles has risen from 2016 to 2021, according to data from Statista.

Six years ago, 84 units were purchased while in 2021 there were 348.

In choosing public transport, however, you must adapt to the services offered.

The offer in big cities is more significant than in small towns.

Sharing means, such as the car with work colleagues or using bicycles, can undoubtedly be an excellent solution to take care of the environment.

Saving water

At the time of purchase, choose low-consumption appliances for both water and electricity.

Be careful when brushing your teeth, shaving or showering and always turn off the water when not needed.

Grow a plant

Sharing means, such as the car with work colleagues or using bicycles, can undoubtedly be an excellent solution to take care of the environment.

It contributes to the greenness of the world, because the more trees there are, the cleaner the air.

Second life to objects

The philanthropist, Roberto Isaías offers you some advice:

  • Cotton t-shirts can be turned into dust rags;
  • The remains of fruits and vegetables, are compost for the garden;
  • Coffee grounds in a body scrub;
  • All children’s toys can be created with materials from recycling.

That is, a second life to objects, made of paper, cardboard, fabric or even coffee grounds.

Smart buy

How many packages and boxes are used for packaging the products?

Many supermarkets and stores offer bulk food, such as cereals, pet food, pasta, legumes, coffee, and detergents.

Soft drinks are also offered on tap, such as wine, fruit juices and milk, where the consumer decides how much liquid to pour into the biodegradable containers.

Actions to take care of the environment

How to take care of the environment from our company?

Today, companies that have not adapted to environmental policy are labeled non-innovative.

In addition, more and more people strongly support a green idea of the economy, which has caused numerous changes in the philosophy of small and medium-sized companies.

Roberto Isaías considers a socially responsible company if it pays attention to the following points:

  • Cooperate with a philanthropic foundation;
  • The socioeconomic context in which it operates;
  • Suppliers, customers, internal staff, institutions, partners and shareholders with whom you are in contact;
  • Take care of the environment and invest your time and economic and internal resources.

These points are essential for companies that want to project an image of business philanthropy.

Advantages of caring for the environment

Respecting the environment also becomes a significant competitive advantage, not only for large companies but also for small and medium-sized ones.

A company with a strong ecological conscience has a balanced relationship with its territory, giving value to it through its product decisions.

At the same time, it also helps to validate your identity.

This point, in the long term, determines a solid economic return.

Very often, small and medium-sized companies have a corporate philanthropy approach precisely because of their strong attachment to the territory.

What actions qualify a company as green?

The parameters that qualify a company as respectful of the environment are the following:

  • Control of gas emissions that alter the environment;
  • Reduction of waste of electricity, natural resources and raw materials;
  • Decrease in the use of plastic, paper and other materials that are difficult to dispose of;
  • Proper disposal of waste;
  • Choice of suppliers: bet on those who are also concerned with sustainable development, such as the production of raw materials through recycling processes;
  • Conversion to a digitization process;
  • Training and information of its internal staff, in terms of environmental policy and awareness of the matter.

The company must promote an educational policy, attentive to these details.

Companies that respect the environment and are managed under a policy of strategic philanthropy generate more trust.

What is the importance of caring for the environment?

Among the main reasons for caring for the environment, Roberto Isaías highlights the following:

  • Ensuring the survival of the human species;
  • Promote the survival and evolution of other living beings;
  • Enable ecological balance;
  • Stop climate change.

According to the United Nations, climate change is:

“A transverse and complex phenomenon, which includes economic, social and environmental dimensions that interact with each other.”

Caring for the environment is vital, since each personal and corporate action is a step towards improving the present and future.


In this text, you have learned what actions can be implemented to care for the environment at home or business and why it is essential.

From this article by Roberto Isaías it can be concluded that:

  • Recycling, energy saving or the use of public transport are necessary actions to take care of the environment;
  • Businesses also have an essential role to play in protecting the Earth;
  • Companies that have not adapted to the environmental policy are labeled as non-innovative;
  • Respecting the environment becomes a significant competitive advantage;
  • Enabling ecological balance is one of the reasons, among others, to take care of the environment.

As explained in the article by Roberto Isaías, personal and corporate actions support government decisions to care for the environment.