When it comes to what you can do personally to help the environment, you might not be able to single handedly save the planet, but you sure can help. Of course, one way to be more environmentally friendly is to watch your gas consumption. When you can- bike, walk or take public transit. Carpooling with others is also a great option. If you have to drive yourself, look for vehicle options such as a prius, or an electric car, which require less environmentally unfriendly gasoline.
Another way to be more eco-friendly is to eat less meat. Seriously- more than 30 percent of the earth’s surface is currently being used to raise and support livestock. According to the United Nations, the livestock sector generates 65 percent of human-related nitrous oxide, which sustains 296 times the global warming potential of CO2, a more well-known, albeit les dangerous greenhouse gas. When you cut back on the meat/livestock in your own culinary life, you allow more land to be enjoyed and used for recreation.
Another good idea to help the environment is to use less paper and recycle as much as you can. In today’s day and age, it is especially easy to cut out/cut down on paper as you can simply use computers and digital technology to supplement paper documentation and such. By switching to paper, or by recycling, you can really make a positive impact on the environment. By recycling one short ton of paper, you can save 17 fully grown trees, according to the EPA.
Of course, there are ways that you can be more eco-friendly within the context of your own home. This includes ways in which you can use less energy in your house. To achieve this, lower your thermostat in the winter and raise it in the summer. Unplug appliances when you are not using them and try to wash all laundry in cold water as less energy is used for heating. Furthermore, you can simply use a clothesline to dry your clothes instead of using all the energy associated with running a dryer. Other tips include conserving water by taking shorter showers and turning off the faucet while you are brushing your teeth. Also, cutting down on the amount of loads of laundry you do will serve this intention.
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