March 31, 2008

Going Green...

I guess the big "fad" right now is company's going "green". The whole subject of global warming was brought to light and ,BAM, you've got everyone suddenly trying to go green.

But, this lime light isn't all bad, the idea of recycling, saving, planting tree's and such is probably the best "fad" that has occurred in a long time.

So, I decided to join in on the fun and throw out(no pun intended)some ideas for the average folk on going green:

  • Instead of planning that big RV trip this summer, find a local activity.

  • Take the time to crush and recycle those aluminum cans, taking a few extra minutes to do so can make a huge difference.

  • Find a website or company that plants trees for either a small donation or, if you have the land for it, plant a tree yourself. They not only save the environment, provide oxygen and get rid of carbon dioxide, they also provide wonderful shade, are a great way to grow your own fruit, and will later make a great place to tie your hammock.

  • Turn off your computer when your done, even if you plan on using it later, this is another thing you can do that not only benefits you but also benefits the environment(your electric bill will be a bit cheaper).

  • Do a "street wash", instead of just using that bucket of water to wash your car(if it's not too terribly dirty), let your neighbor use the water to wash his/her car.

  • If your using your printer to print out notes for yourself or a daily plan, set your printer to collate. It'll print on both sides instead of using two separate sheets. Less paper use equals less trees being cut down.

  • Finally, the most well known environment saver, carpooling is a great way to save your wallet but also to save the environment.

These ideas, of course, are only a few great ways to help us keep Mother Earth a healthy home. There are zillions of websites devoted to nothing but going green. There are also some great news articles and books on the subject.

I encourage you to take a look around, ask yourself if you want to be fried to a crisp every time you step out of your home because of the depletion of the ozone, and I expect you'll make the right choice.

This is not only something that will affect us now, it's also something that could possibly save the generations to come.