Reducing Environmental Footprint

The total human population has increased by 4 times over the last two decades. What used to be around 1.5 billion people on the planet are now reaching in the proximity of 7 billion. The total land area has not increased at all. Although the cultivated land has increased but that increase has hardly been sufficient to support and ensure the food safety of the increased population. If the planet’s total population keeps on increasing on the same rate, there would be more than 10 billion people in the world by 20150. The food security has not created any major famines due to the parallel revolution in agriculture. The per-acre yield has increased with the use of the pesticides and fertilizers. The new synthetically manufactured seeds have also played a very important role in the increase of the total food production of the planet. The trends in the increase in the population and the parallel decline in the efficiency of herbicides and pesticides due to over use has shown an alarming new phenomenon for the subsistence of the human species. World Health Organization has issued several warnings and appeals during the last decade for the possible shortage of food and research in the agricultural arena respectively.

The alarming trend can be mitigated to some extent by reducing the environmental footprint per person. Environmental footprint means the use of land per person on average in such a way as to render it useless for agricultural purposes for an elongated period of time. One of the things that we, as the citizens of this planet, can do is to reduce our footprint on the environment. We must cut down on the use of onetime useable plastics and preserve the plants and trees. Another important role that we can all play is the use of such materials in the construction as are not very hazardous to the environment on a permanent basis. The use of steel sheets for the construction of farms and garage shed can go a long way in reducing the pollution. One direct impact of using these materials is that they do not permanently alter the land fertility and do not result in century old structures, after they have served their purpose. The indirect impact is that steel can be recycled and reused for other purposes. They can be molten and forged again.

When the equal amount of efficiency and comfort can be provided at a reduced rate of commercial sheds Melbourne, all the while playing an integral role in the reduction of the environmental footprint, it is a no brainer to think of any other way. The only drawback would be that the rooftop cannot be used for barbeque parties and let’s agree that this is a price worth paying for the future of the planet.