I need not explain what global warming is about. A first grader would be aware of what it’s all about. And yet “knowing” and “being aware” are two different things entirely.
For starters, it’s commonly believed that home appliances that are turned off do not consume any electrical power. That is not always the case – in fact, some electronics such as computers, phone chargers and television
sets are drawing power from the grid even in stand-by.
How many times were you made aware that you can help counter act global warming if you plant more trees? Well, it isn’t wrong but it’s important to realize that randomly planting trees can have a negative
effect on the environment, and actually help increase out planet’s temperature. Studies show that plants that are planted near the equator do help but those on the upper latitudes can act otherwise…they can help absorb more heat! Nature lovers should always use sound scientific research as a
theoretical foundation for determining the best places to plant trees near them.
These two examples are only the beginning…ask yourself, are you really doing something, anything to help? Or are you just finding more ways to destroy your homeland? Do you really not care?
Of course I know you’ve read this a million times, but I wish you would read it once more and act upon it.
- Change your Kitchen Habits — Use reusable containers for food
storage instead of wrapping food in foil or plastic wrap. You can also use
unbleached coffee filters, which does not produce the deadly toxin dioxin in its
manufacturing. Use rags to wipe up spills instead of paper towels, and use
biodegradable wax paper and bags.
- Shopping Bags — Plastic bags are not biodegradable even if they say
they are they do not decompose fully. Also the ink is made up of cadmium, and is
highly toxic when it is released. Whereas paper bags are reusable and
biodegradable. However supermarkets use paper that has never been recycled
before and they always say “recyclable” not “recycled”. Here is what you can do:
if your purchase is small don’t take any bag, this alone could save hundreds of
millions of bags. Bring a cloth bag when you shop, or use string bags.
- Beware of Your Showers — If a four person family showers each day for
5-minutes, in one week they would use 700 gallons of water. This is enough water
for a person to live off for three years.
Its time you started you know….it may not be too late.
There is a website that you can log onto..I am a member of it myself. You just have to enter in your email address! www.ecogeek.org
Be a hero!