Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
Recycling is a great way to do your part for the environment. It is one of the most effective ways of reducing our consumption of the Earth’s natural resources. Recycling not only helps save resources, but also helps reduce pollution, support public health, save electricity/energy, reduce landfill waste, save money, and create important jobs. There are over 9,000 curbside recycling programs and over 12,000 recycling drop-off centers in the United States. Do a quick search for the recycling program near you and make a difference today.
Meat production is the main reason for deforestation. It is also responsible for more greenhouse gas than all forms of transportation combined. By choosing what to put on your plate you can make a huge difference for the environment. To learn more environmental reasons in favor of the vegan/vegetarian diet CLICK HERE.
Drive a more fuel efficient car, carpool, or take public transportation.
The average passenger car emits 16.8 thousand pounds of carbon dioxide, 894 pounds of carbon monoxide, and uses 915 gallons of gas each year. By driving a more fuel efficient car or carpooling you can cut these values down significantly. You can also significantly reduce these values by taking a public form of transportation such as a train, bus, or subway. If you can’t afford a more fuel efficient car then you can still reduce your environmental impact by driving more efficiently using the tips found HERE. (you can save up to 30% on gas)
Use less water.
Fresh water is one of the world’s most important and scarce resources. By using less water in our homes and gardens we can do our part to conserve one of our most important resources. To learn more about how you can conserve water in your home and yard and save money on your water bill CLICK HERE.
Saving electricity is another great way to do your part for the environment. Saving electricity will not only help the environment, but also allow you to save a significant amount of money each month on your energy bill. To learn more about several ways you can use less electricity and save money on your energy bill CLICK HERE.
You can adapt a much more environmentally friendly lifestyle by applying just one of these strategies. “Being more environmentally friendly doesn’t always have to be a selfless act of respect for our planet. It is also important to note that going green can save you some green.” –Manny Rutinel