All the little choices that each of us make every day are so very important and it is you and I who can decide if our actions will protect or harm this planet.
One person alone may not seem to have a large impact on our environment but each person who joins the ever increasing ranks of those who Go Green does make a big difference. As a group we are having a tremendous impact on the health of our planet.
Individuals who were raised in the disposable era are now learning to conserve energy, compost, reduce, reuse, and recycle. They are discovering how truly important their behavior is to the world that we live in.
If you are one of the many working to reduce your carbon footprint then give yourself a big pat on the back. You deserve it. Every little thing that you do does have an affect on the environment.
There are Many Ways to Reduce Green House Gas Emissions
Going green and opting to reduce the green house gases you produce is really not all that difficult but it certainly does have a powerful effect on our environment. Leaving a softer environmental footprint on the earth and passing this legacy to your children is a gift beyond measure.
When you go eco-friendly you create an environmental consciousness that will stretch into future generations. It can have a snowball effect with each person who moves to a greener lifestyle.
Children raised to reduce, reuse, and recycle will pass this information on to their children, and those in turn will pass the information on to their children. It is so very important to teach children the value of recycling so they will use these skills as adults.
For each person who chooses reduce their carbon footprint there is a more positive impact on the environment. Simple little changes like shutting off the light when you leave a room, playing outside rather than watching television, or walking to the store rather than driving can greatly reduce the green house gas that would otherwise be produced. Every small action you make can have an impact.
Every Small Eco-Friendly Action Makes a Difference
We all Win When You Reduce the Waste You Throw Away
There are many ways that you and your family can go green. You can greatly reduce your carbon footprint simply by throwing less items into the trash. The simple concept of Reduce Reuse Recycle is great for the environment and can also be of benefit to you as well. We all win.
The average family throws away approximately 200 pounds of vegetable waste each year. About 23% of all landfill composition is made up of household, yard, and garden waste that could have been composted instead. There are so many items that should never be tossed into the trash and wind up in our landfills.
Composting your vegetable waste into the garden or flower bed will naturally improve soil quality and save you the cost of having to purchase fertilizers to do that job.
Recycling milk jugs, pop bottles, plastics, waste metal, cardboard, and paper products to a recycling facility is an important step in the process of going green. Whenever a little less land or air is being harmed by human created pollution it amounts to a huge saving in green house gas emissions. Every person who changes to a more eco-friendly lifestyle has a tremendously positive affect on our planet.
Not only does recycling help to reduce the green house gases that occur in the making and disposal of these products but it can also put a little spare pocket change back into your pocket as well. When you think of the difference to the environment that your family can make by going green then imagine what happens each time an entire neighborhood or company goes green.
Anyone Can Help and Everyone Does Make a Difference
If you shut off the vehicle while you run into a store it will stop those vehicle emissions from going into the atmosphere. And if just one person takes the time to plant a tree instead of cutting one down it will help to repair the damage that vehicle emissions create.
Every small action toward a cleaner future is important. It just takes one more person to make the decision to walk, take the bus, or car pool to work to make a difference in green house gas emissions.
All it takes is just one more person who chooses to reduce, reuse, or recycle to reduce the amount of waste filling our dumps. One more person to compost their vegetable waste instead of adding it into an already overflowing landfill and that one person can begin to reduce the harmful effects that those same landfills have on our environment.
DIY Upcycle - Reduce the Waste You Throw Away
Reusing Items Can be a Fun Way to go Green
Don't throw it away. Recycle that object into something completely new and needed. It is amazing the life that can be found from items which we thought were ready to be chucked into the local landfill. Keep them out of there. Reduce, reuse, or recycle whenever it is possible.
Used Clothing, Towels, Sheets can be recycled into small sewing projects and rags. Buttons, bows, and other hardware can be saved for crafts, donated to thrift stores, or sold at online auctions.
Jars, boxes, tins, and bags can be used for packaging other food and products or saved to use for crafts or holiday gift packaging. Jar gifts are very popular.
Junk Mail, Magazines, and Newspapers can be recycled, used for craft projects, or as wrapping paper. It is amazing how decorative a perfume ad or crossword puzzle can be when used as gift wrap. Origami and other crafts are exciting when you have a variety of paper to create them from.
There are many creatively unique items that can be made from what would otherwise be our cast a ways. Selling homemade recycled crafts and jewelry can actually be quite a profitable venture at flea markets and craft fairs as well.
Make use of the items that you may think that you no longer need. Some of these items have a whole new life in them just waiting to emerge. Don't throw it away - recycle it instead.
Support Your Environment - Grow a Green Idea
Choose Green Lighting: CFLs, LEDs, or Solar
One of the easiest steps in changing to a more environmentally friendly pattern of living is to replace the bulbs in your home with new energy efficient solar power lights or the new LED and CFL bulbs.
It is amazing the options now available in solar power and low energy lighting. These products really need to be seen to be appreciated. During the darker winter months and over the holiday season these new lighting options can really make a difference in your power bill.
The Led and CFL light bulbs use about one third less electricity than standard bulbs and can last up to ten times longer. It can be a huge saving to your electricity bill so you can imagine the environmental saving when every household in your city uses them.
These light bulb are a little more costly when first purchased but in the long run they will save you a lot of money. For Christmas check out the new outdoor solar power holiday lights. Beautiful and economical they are a win win product for our environment and you.
Global Warming Can be Stopped and You Can Help
Global warming is real. We see on the news its disastrous effects and it is getting scarier each day. It is a part of our reality and we are the only ones who can slow down its process.Each and every person counts when it comes to fighting global warming.
Don't ever think that you can't be that one person who can make a difference because you are that person and you can have a tremendous impact on climate change.
It is so easy for each and every person to make a difference. All you have to do is choose to go green.
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