Tips for Living More Lightly
- Buy locally produced, organic food to help reduce air pollution caused by transporting food and toxins out of the water supply.
- Replace as many bulbs in your living/work area as possible with fluorescent bulbs, which produce more light and less heat than incandescent bulbs.
- Lower the thermostat in winter: raise it in the summer.
- Save water any way you can as a gift to the environment. Look for more tips in upcoming issues.
- Travel fewer miles by car. The result will be less gasoline burned; less smog, soot, and carbon dioxide pollution, and better health for our world.
- Recycle newspaper, paper, plastics, styrofoam, batteries, cans, cell phones, and appliances. Find out how it is done in your area and begin.
- Make recycling work by buying recycled products. Paper products are becoming available now that consumers demand recycled.
- Take a daily walk or keep a plant.
The Consumer’s Guide to Effective Environmental Choices: Practical Choices from The Union of Concerned Scientists. Michael Brower and Warren Leon. New York: Three Rivers Press, 1999. ISBN 0-609-80281-X
Analyze some of your everyday choices and how they impact the environment.
What choices do I feel good about? Where do I feel the need to make some changes?