Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year's Resolutions for the Environmentally Conscious

The new year is here! It's time for change and time for improvement.

1) Recycle
This might sound simple but aim to really recycle everything possible. Don't think that just one can of soda won't make a difference. It won't, but we can't have everyone thinking like that.

2) Compost
More things than you think can be composted. Here is some more information.

3) Turn the Lights Off
This is a simple one. Just turn the lights off when you leave the room. You can do that right? Less electricity used means less money spent and less of a strain on energy sources.

4) Buy Less
This has many benefits- for your wallets and the environment. Countries like the US where consumer culture prevails tend to be the most wasteful. All that extra packaging and unneeded things add to the landfill. Instead of buying new buy second hand or mend what's old. Instead of throwing away recycle, donate, or repair.

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