Making the decision to live a green lifestyle is an important one. Even the smallest change can make a big difference to the environment and to yourself, family and co-workers.
We have only one Earth and must do everything we can to protect it for future generations. Think of the Earth as one big playground for our children. If we can make it a cleaner, safer and better place for our children to play, why wouldn’t we be moved to do it?
Becoming greener is something that everyone can do. It’s easy to get overwhelmed when it comes to the right thing to do for the environment. Even more, the easiest and most simple changes are often the ones that make the difference.
The commitment to go green will change the way you think, buy and use goods and services. Check this website for daily tips on how to reduce your carbon footprint. The basics of environmental stewardship are terms you have likely heard before; reduce, reuse and recycle.
Everyone has room to reduce. From the gasoline we purchase to the water we use, one would be surprised of their waste. Make a conscious effort to determine if you really need certain packaging, another napkin, new goods or any given services. Begin thinking of the gasoline you use, the water that comes from your spigots and the waste you bring to the curb.
Reuse goods whenever possible. Invest in canvas bags, use durable plates and mugs instead of disposables and think before you toss. Many things have a second life for you or someone in need.
Recycle it! Bins are prevalent and many communities have curbside pick-up and drop-off centers. Set up a separate bin and recycle everything from cardboard, glass, metal, paper, plastic and more. Make it a habit that you won’t break – get your kids and neighbors involved.