11 Easy Steps To Reduce Your Impact On The Earth
are a few EASY things you can do to reduce your impact on the environment.
Try one, two, or all. The idea is to start thinking about the way
we consume and the environmental legacy that we are leaving for our
childrens children. So, start small and when you get the hang
of it, try another step. These are just a few ways that each of us
truly can make a difference in our world.
- Recycle everything
you can. Utilize curbside services if you have them, or seek out
the nearest recycling center. Its worth every ounce of effort
Recycled. Complete the circle. Choose recycled copy
paper, napkins and other paper products and even computer disks.
There are many home dcor products made from recycled material
that are both functional and beautiful.
possible, choose items in glass jars/containers. Glass
is one of the few items that can be recycled over and over again.
the siege of junk mail in your mailbox. Go to www.newdream.org/junkmail/
to download a form that you simply fill out, sign and mail (addresses
are provided). This will remove your name from the majority of
mailing lists. You will be amazed at the amount of trash you
wont have. Call the companies that you do want catalogs
or mailings from and tell them NOT to sell, trade or give away
your name. Usually they comply.
or bike when possible. Youve heard this time and
time again and well say it again. Its better for
the environment and for your health.
advantage of automating your salary deposits. Just think
of all the lunch hours youll have free! On the same note,
utilize online services to pay bills such as utilities and car
payments even your mortgage. It will save you time, energy
and postage. Plus, your payments wont be late.
organic. Organic products are typically 30% more than
conventional products and many products, such as bread, eggs,
produce and even some dairy items, are right in line with their
conventional counterparts. AND scientific research proves
that organic foods taste better and that they contain higher
local farmers. Youll get fresher, higher quality
foods at fantastic prices. Check out www.csa.org and enter your
state to find a participating farm in your city. For a set price,
youll get a box delivered to your home every week during
growing season. Its a great way to support small, local
farms, ensure fresh produce and reduce pollution by excessive
for organic gardening measures when it comes to fertilizing
and pest control. Buy or make a compost bin and explore the amazing
world of beneficial insects for pest control. Its better
for the environment, your health (no nasty chemicals) and its fun!
Check out www.greenfire.com for a great choice of organic alternative
dispose of hazardous material. Call your city hall and
ask for the date of the next hazardous material drop off. Theyre
free and usually are sprinkled throughout the year in various
areas of your community. You dont even get out of your
car. You simply bring them all of your left over paints, chemicals,
oil, old smoke alarms (yes, they have radiation in them) and
they will remove them from your car and ensure that they are
disposed of properly. To make it even easier, coordinate with
your neighbors and take turns collecting and dropping off the
a bright idea (couldnt resist that). As your existing
light bulbs burn out, replace with compact fluorescent. They
are highly energy efficient and last an average of 8000 hours.
The amount of time, energy and resources they save is enormous.
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