It seems almost inconceivable to think that starting.
my car and letting it run for five minutes to get the.
heat or air conditioning going has any effect on the.
earth’s pulse, but when you multiply that millions of.
times, there’s no doubt that it has a serious effect.
Simple things that we do, or don’t do, have an effect.
on our planet’s precious atmosphere. How many times a.
week do you go to the coffeehouse and get your coffee.
in a paper or cardboard cup? You might have thought.
about how many years it takes for that cup to.
decompose, but have you thought about the energy that.
went into the production and transportation of that.
cup? Multiplied by …?
Do you reduce, re-use and recycle? Make it a goal to.
reduce the amount of garbage you produce by recycling.
and composting. Your town office or city hall will.
provide you with a list of how to separate your items.
for recycling. Every item that you can re-use or.
recycle is one less item in the landfill.
One of the simplest ways to help is to purchase and.
use cloth shopping bags. The hard part is remembering.
to take them out of the car and into the store, but.
It becomes second nature once you get into the habit.
Resolve to not accept plastic bags in a store.
Traveling in a gas-powered vehicle as little as.
possible is a great way to conserve. Walk or bike.
whenever and wherever you can; it’ll help the planet.
and your health. Use public if you live in the city.
transportation. If you live in the country,.
carpool to work and instead of making several trips a.
week to run errands, save them for one trip.
, if you take the time to think about your daily.
activities, and how you can do them a little.
differently, you may find yourself not only helping.
the environment, but helping your wallet. Do only full.
loads of laundry and dishes; cut your shower by two.
minutes; switch to energy-saving light bulbs; turn.
your refrigerator and air conditioner up a single.
degree and turning off your electronic devices at.
night are all painless ways to help.
Challenge yourself to think before you act for a few.
days and you will surprised at how easy it is to begin.
the process of going green.