Do you want 2014 to be a better year for the environment? Yes, we are aware that one month is nearly over, but what about the remaining 11 months yet to come? Even if you have not done anything yet this year, you can make up for it and ensure a greener and more environmentally friendly 2014. We can help you out with this; follow the guidelines below and you will play your part in preserving this amazing place we call home.
How much recycling do you do? Yes, you probably recycle cardboard, plastic, paper and the like. Now is the time to delve in deeper, and recycle more substances. What about composting or maybe you could reuse some items that appear useless and come up with a fancy art project? Try it and you will have less trash, which implies reduced negative effects.
Buy natural foods
Do you prefer eating canned food? No matter how good you claim their taste to be, we just do not agree. Try eating fresh fruit from the farms, and you will feel the difference yourself. Apply this not only to fruits, but to veggies, grains and other eatables. And you know what? It is not just the taste that is bad about canned food; it is also the way they are processed.
Utilize re-usable bags
Have you ever tried keeping a record of the number of plastic bags you use? Do it sometime and you will be surprised by the amount of waste they result in. Instead, buy plenty of re-usable bags, and utilize them whenever you go to the malls or the grocery.
Develop a liking for walking
Do you like to remain physically fit? Does your health good, right? Take it a step further and avoid using vehicles for commuting if possible. After all, they produce so much pollution and in a way, you are responsible for it. So if your office is just a few blocks away, take a walk instead of the bus or the car.
Water is really important for life. True, the earth has it in plentiful quantities, but you cannot use seawater. The amounts that remain have to be conserved; turn off the tap when flushing, collect rain water, take less time to shower, and so on.