It’s Easy Being Green
This year, on Earth Day, April 22, take time out to think about how you could positively affect the environment. Here are my suggestions on how that you can make an impact (in no particular order):
1. Save Water-Shower with a Friend
Here’s a fun way to save water - shower with your partner! Not only is this good for the environment, but it will also lead to some good times.
2. Say Goodnight to your Computer
Turn off your computer at night instead of leaving it in sleep mode. This saves 40 watt-hours a day. If you hate waiting for your computer to boot up in the a.m., set it up to start automatically or turn it on and go make your breakfast. It will be ready and waiting for you.
3. Light Bright
Replace regular light bulbs with a compact fluorescent bulb. This not only saves energy, it also saves you money.
4. Be a Once-A-Week Vegetarian
We know you like meat, but it’s good to go without one day a week - not only for the Earth, it’s good for YOU! According to the Environmental Defense Fund, "If every American had one meat-free meal per week, it would be the same as taking more than 5 million cars off our roads. Having one meat-free day per week would be the same as taking 8 million cars off American roads." Factory farming is a leading cause of global warming because it increases the levels of gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. Those who eat meat contribute to the amounts of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.