There are many ways one can go about making a positive impact on the environment, some more obvious than others. I would like to take the time at least once a week to give a tip or 2 about what we can do to ensure that the future of our planet is secure and that their will even be an inhabitable planet in 50 years. The time of enlightenment is upon us. It is imperative that we take action and believe that you can make a difference. Imagine millions of people saying the same thing, “I can make a difference.” By taking action and having responsibility for you, there may still be a chance for a bright future. Power is in numbers, and knowledge is power, that’s why we need to take it upon ourselves to spread the good word. Educate friends and relatives of the easy ways to impact the world in a positive manner. Within this weekly blog, I will include a few simple things that you can do at home, work, or wherever you may be. Tell a friend and let us know any tips you may have.
Tip #1 – Ride your bike to work once a week
Did you know that leaving your car at home once a week will reduce greenhouse emissions by 800 pounds per year?
Tip #2 – If you must drive, make sure your tires are fully inflated.
Did you know that under deflated tires waste 5% of a car’s fuel, and 50-80% of tires are under deflated?
Tip #3 – Dispose of cigarette butts properly.
Did you know that it takes 10 years for a butt to degrade?
Tip # 4 – The real screen saver, turn off the computer!
Did you know that turning off your screen or using sleep mode, reduces energy consumption by 60-70%?
Tip # 5 – Recycle your grass by the the natural practice of leaving clippings on the lawn when mowing.
Did you know that 12% of the matter that goes into landfills is yard waste?