|Posted by Francis Kwedza on November 3, 2011 at 5:25 AM|
Management of the human use of natural resources to provide the maximum benefit to current generations
while maintaining capacity to meet the needs of future generations. Conservation includes both the
protection and rational use of natural resources.
Due to lack of fertilizer and pesticides, gardens and farm cooperatives implemented organic and permaculture methods that helped re-build depleted soil and kept healthy soil healthy. The traditional use of oxen to plow fields should be revived, as tractors and other farm equipment that relied on diesel fuel were useless
Make fuel efficiency a high priority when buying a car. Join a carpool or use the bus. Walk or ride a bicycle when possible.
Get involved in community tree planting, in protecting local watershed areas and/or donate money to environmental organizations
Recycle. Separate wastes, Compost yard and food wastes. Use recycled products, especially paper.