Seriously, People. Before It’s Too Late.
Climate change this, global warming that. If you’re present even the slightest little bit on any social media network or news and information site, then you already know that the believers and disbelievers are sharing the stage a bit too much these days when it comes to protecting and preserving the planet. So what can we do about it if we’re in the vocal (at-times) minority, hyper-concerned about the future of the planet?
Well, there are many ways that you can do your part to help save the planet from the imminent disaster that will be upon us, due to the drastic and terrible effects of global warming. If you are concerned about the health of the planet and have already installed solar panels, then try these five ways to add to your eco-conscious lifestyle and do your part!
Conserving water is one of the simplest ways to save energy, money, and the entire planet. You can turn off the faucet when you are brushing your teeth, wash your hands more efficiently, and check and fix any water leaks. Installing low-flow showerheads will also help you conserve water.
Use More Natural Products in Your Home and Business
The chemicals present in our cleansers, laundry detergents, hand sanitizers, soaps, and cleaning supplies all eventually wash down drains or get absorbed into the ground. This is another, subtler form of polluting the earth. Try to learn about alternative and natural cleaning products for your household, and instead of using pesticides, find more natural ways to ward off pests.
Dispose of Toxic Waste Properly
It is not just bacon grease that you shouldn’t pour down the drain; also abstain from improperly disposing of paint, motor oil, ammonia, and many other toxic chemicals. They will damage your pipes and might even soak into the ground, thereby polluting the earth. Contact your local sanitation department or Google to find out how to dispose of these harmful toxins the right way.
Use Less Electricity
Reducing your reliance on electricity is a great way to help save the planet because you are effectively reducing the United States’ dependency on foreign oil exports and saving money on your utilities bill. A win-win situation for everyone! Try to utilize the natural light in your home and turn off lights when you aren’t in the room.
Carpool When You Can
Our reliance on finite fossil fuels indicates near disaster in the future, especially considering the geopolitical tensions and the current state of the world economy. By carpooling and taking public transportation, you are doing your part to help save the planet and reduce your personal carbon footprint.
Every Little Bit Counts
These might not seem like much – they require little true effort on your part – but these small actions will accumulate over time and perhaps inspire your friends and neighbors to do their part as well!
[Photo Via: Daily Mail UK]