We are being bombarded with message telling us it is time to think green. But where do you start and how practical is it? The first thing is that you do not have to change your whole life to make a difference. It is the little things that count in reducing carbon footprints.
A recent article in the Wall Street Journal has some good ideas. For example,
1. Heat or cool your house less.
2. Drive or fly fewer miles. (Join Cityhop to do this!)
3. Run electrical equipment less and use less water since pumping water uses electricity. (More on this one in a future blog).
4. Buy locally manufactuered foods and goods.
5. Buy the most energy efficient devices you can afford.
Did you know that if a 4 person household recycled all its newsprint, plastic, glass and cans their greenhouse gas emissions from solid waste would reduce by 41% according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s calculator. That saving is nearly 10% of an average household’s carbon dioxide emissions for a year, excluding transportation. How easy is that to do!