Easy Ways to
August 30, 2007
to belief, going green doesn't mean you have to sacrafice. There
are simple easy things you can do to reduce waste, use less resources,
and make the world a greener place.
1. Go Local
- By purchasing locally grown foods, you are supporting local
farmers, and reducing emissions because the food doesn't have
far to travel. Those who are lucky enough to have robust farmer's
markets get to purchase directly from the farmer. Not only can
you find out how your food was grown, but you benefit from getting
seasonal vegetables picked at their peak.
2. If you are
a meat eater, please consider purchasing your meat from sustainable
ranches. It takes an exorbitant amount of energy to raise cattle
in the regular meat industry. However, grass-fed cattle minimize
the negative impact on the environment. Foodalliance.org is a
great site that recognizes eco-friendly farmers and ranchers.
3. Buy Organic
- Buying organic foods and products means that you are consuming
and using products without toxins. Toxins not used in the environment,
makes it a cleaner environment.
4. Reduce your
Carbon Imprint - Can't bike to work? Or, fly frequently for business?
Consider purchasing carbon offsets for your travels. The Carbon
Netural Company offers carbon offsets online.
5. It seems
silly to point out the obvious, but Recycling is a must. Really
look at your trash deposits and reevaluate. Are you throwing
away clean cardboard boxes? Empty paper towel rolls? Empty sauce
jars? Most communities have extensive recycling programs, so
take advantage of it by maximizing these programs.
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- Happyhippie.com Newswire, August 30, 2007