The more that we hear about the negative impact that we are having on our planet, the more we are making an effort to try and fix our years of bad habits and make this an environmentally friendly place to live. Some of the things that we do that negatively effect the environment are also things that can cause pollution that negatively impact us as well. We must learn how to protect ourselves and out planet against pollution.
There are so many things that we can each do to become more environmentally friendly. If everyone did their part and make the greenest choices possible, we would have a planet that would last much longer.
One of the first things that we can do is to reduce the emissions that we put into the air. Our vehicles are one of the main culprits of bad emissions that pollute the air. Once way we can decrease the amount that affects our environment is to drive less. Some ideas on how to do this are to ride a bike to and from your destination, car pool with a friend or co-worker, use public transportation or even to walk places. Biking and walking are not only better for the environment but they can also be great ways for you to create a healthier life for yourself.
Another idea on how to we can work towards a greener planet is to recycle. If everyone recycles their bottles, cans, paper products, and many other materials we will be able to produce more recycled products. This in turn allows for fewer emissions from factories to be sent into the environment and it makes dumps and landfills less crowded, which often times can cause pollution.
Saving water is also a great way to help the environment. When brushing your teeth you should make sure to turn off water until you are finished. Taking shorter showers can also reduce your impact on the environment. If you see a leaky faucet you should always make sure to turn it off and make sure that the knob is turned as tightly as possible.
Even if we recycle our paper, whether it is newspapers, bags, magazines , etc, we still have the chance of using more than we should. To make sure that you do your part in this fight you should use the re-usable grocery bags that most grocery stores and supermarkets are selling for their customers. Not only will this save on the amount of material that is used to produce these bags but it will also allow you to carry your groceries knowing that you are using a sturdy bag.
These are just a few of the things that we can do to reduce the environmental impact on everyday life. If more people did these things and their part, we would have an environment that would be around for years to come for everyone to enjoy.