LIVING GREEN on EARTHDAYLiving Green is something we should all be concerned about. We all have the power and the ability to change what we are doing now in exchange for better ways of living. Decide now you want to modify your behaviors and feel good about your lifestyle choices. It doesn’t matter how long you have been doing things the other way. We can all get involved in making the world a better place for all of us, by following four simple rules: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Reforest.

REDUCE

YOUR CONSUMPTION
The first step to reducing your impact on the environment, is reducing the amounts of resources you consume and use. Think twice before you buy or use anything. Do you really need it? By reducing your consumption you will also decrease the amount of waste you produce.

YOUR WASTE
There are also many other ways to reduce your waste. The opportunities are nearly endless. Here are just a few ideas. If you Think Green, you’ll be able to think of lots more. Let your mind go wild, be creative!

REUSE
Plastic containers can become food storage, paper can become wrapping paper. The ways in which to reuse things are unlimited. All you need is to be creative.

BUY RECYCLED PRODUCTS
In order to make recycling work, collected recyclables need to be made into new useful products which are purchased and used. Buying recycled products is called “closing the loop”

RECYCLE
Everyone knows about recycling. It’s easy. It makes sense. We do it at home. While recycling is an excellent way to reduce how much waste ends up in a landfill, it can be an energy-intensive process that produces lower-quality or “downcycled” goods, especially with regard to plastics. Furthermore, recycling often requires the use of chemicals or fossil fuels for transport and/or process materials.
So be judicious and find ways in which products can be reused.

REFOREST
It’s the smallest thing but possibly the grandest gesture you can do today…
Plant a tree seed or sapling. It’s an action that helps our only planet – the planet we depend on and cling to – breathe a little easier.

Every bit of change that takes place out there is going to make a positive difference overall. Be a part of finding the solution for a better environment to live in. Do all you can to make these efforts a part of your world.

 

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