All of your choices have an impact on our big, beautiful world. A lot of the FNDN community spends a lot of time outdoors, so it's important that we do our parts to help Mother Nature.
We need to do our role by protecting our planet instead of trashing it.
You may have heard conversations about “going green” but were not sure where to begin.
I understand it can be overwhelming at first, but here are some simple tricks to get started.
5. Grocery Bags
Bring your own grocery bags instead of using plastic ones. Plastic is killing our marine life and polluting our earth.
Once you get into the habit of bringing your own tote bags, it will become part of your routine.
Stick them in your car or put a note on your door to remind you to grab reusable bags. You can buy inexpensive ones at most grocery stores.
4. Light Bulbs
Purchase eco-friendly light bulbs. They use between 25% an 80% less energy than traditional light bulbs.
Switching to these energy-efficient bulbs will lower greenhouse emissions dramatically. Plus, they are less expensive and last longer.
There is no reason not to switch. Go get the CFL or LED bulbs.
So many people let the water run while brushing their teeth, showering, or doing dishes.
Instead, be more conscientious of water waste. Only turn the water on when you need it. Don’t run the dish washer or washing machine when it’s not necessary.
Start a compost bin! When you dump out your compost onto the ground, you’re fertilizing the earth.
You’re giving it back some nutrients and helping plants stay healthy. It can save you some money on trash removal and its good for the planet.
Instead of driving to class or work on your own, can you carpool with a friend or take methods of public transportation?
The pollution from cars is a disaster. They emit carbon dioxide and green house gases, which contributes to global warming. Call up your friends or look up the bus routes!
There are so many simple choices one can make to help take care of our planet.
Being eco-friendly doesn’t have to be complicated.