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Greener living and recycling



Greener living and recycling is of utmost importance in today’s world of pollution and waste. Although individuals have little impact upon the state of the entire global environment, every little action that people can take to better the environment is felt and has an effect. The more individuals work to live a green lifestyle, the more it will spread resulting in a large ripple pattern. The only question lies in what exactly you can do to live a more environmentally friendly life.

Never has our concern for our environment been greater than it is now. Without recycling, the earth would not be able to support the amount of waste that humans produce. You should recycle your paper, aluminum, and glass, whilst also trying to purchase products that are made from recycled products. This keeps down waste and saves resources such as trees.

Apart from greener living and recycling, there are many other little things that you can do to lessen your impact on the environment. Start by reducing your energy dependency. You can do this by turning off lights, fans, and other electronic equipment when they are not in use. You would be amazed at how much you can save simply by turning off lights when you leave a room. Drive fuel-efficient or hybrid vehicles and walk or ride a bicycle whenever possible to avoid burning oil and releasing carbon into the atmosphere. Oil is the number one human related release of greenhouse gas into the atmosphere. You can purchase locally grown produce that decreases the amount of oil burned in transporting the food from the plant to your plate. You also might look into alternative energy for your home. These are cutting edge and somewhat expensive, but prices are continually decreasing for such items as solar panels. Your energy supply needs to utilize what natural elements to which you have the most access. If you live where there is a majority of strong sunny days, solar power might be useful to you. If you have a great deal of wind, you might be able to harness that.

For the most part people are not able to drastically change their energy supplier due to budget, climate or local restrictions. You can, however use the other tips to reduce your own impact on the environment. You will be amazed at what little electricity you can live comfortably with, if you simply pay more attention not to waste. Cycling and walking are great ways to travel without pollution. You get fresh air and exercise without harming your environment. You will not feel like you are straining, and will begin to notice how careless others are with their own consumption habits. With a little effort and a lot of conviction, greener living and recycling can make a difference.





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