3 Steps toward "Going Green"
What does it mean to “go green”? The aim of “going green”; will reduce harm to the Earth by preserving its resources and methods and keeping its natural ecological equilibrium. Going green is a big step toward ensuring a beneficial future free from critical shortages, wasted landscapes, and harmful toxins.
There are a lot of great reasons to “go green” for your own health, but today, challenge yourself to think globally. Imagine the health impact individuals can have on one another, in addition to the Earth itself, when they jointly make the effort to go green.
Let us do it! Here are three green principles and a few things you can do right now to adopt them.
1) Decrease pollution.
Naturally, our activities generate waste. Unfortunately, modern waste contains many poisonous and non-biodegradable pollutants. That adds up to a lot of environmental harm – – yuck! – – and the health concerns that go with it. To reduce your personal contribution to that pollution,
– Use personal care and household cleaning products made from organic ingredients. Baking soda, pure water, and vinegar, by way of example, are effective cleaners which do not damage the way compounds can.
– Purchase locally-grown, organic foods. Local foods don’t demand loads of fuel, refrigeration, or preservatives to get to your dining table clean, as they cannot travel long distances. And organic foods are fully free of the pesticides, hormones, and fertilizers that hurt the environment in addition to our bodies.
2. Preserve resources by reducing wasteful consumption.
Green gurus discuss a lot about sustainability, the environment’s capability to renew itself for the future. Activities which are not sustainable deplete resources – – arable land, water, and slow growing raw materials like hardwood, for example – – beyond the point of recovery.
Although we take them for granted, the Earth’s resources are limited. According to a World Wildlife Fund report, humans are using more than 20% more natural resources than the earth can generate–yes, at this speed, we are actually outstripping the Earth’s capability to support life.
Population growth is not the single cause. A lot folks over consume through wasteful practices that people simply don’t think about. But should you apply the motto “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” you’ll find most are simple to fix.
– Use both sides of printer paper.
– Bring reusable bags to the supermarket.
– Use reusable containers instead of “brown-bagging” workday lunches.
– Replace inefficient light bulbs with energy-economy ones.
– Use cool water when hot isn’t necessary.
– Turn off the lights and lower the heat if you are not dwelling.
3) Shield Earth’s ecological balance.
We have to be proactive to shield the planet – – and all of its life – – from damage, because we share Earth with several other species. As a concerned citizen, you can take a stand.
– Vote in support of propositions that protect the environment from damaging effects of economical and industrial activities.
– Find out how your local schools teach about environmental science and conservation. And if there’s absolutely no programming, request it.
– When you see an environmental need that isn’t being addressed, bring it to the attention of the local reps.
Taking responsibility for your current and future health of our planet is a big job, but it’s really a job we can handle, if we all set a few simple changes in place. Take another look at the suggestions above, and give to addressing a number of start today. The ongoing health of our Earth is really worth the effort.