Cathy Isom takes a look at some New Year resolution ideas for becoming more environmentally-friendly. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
If going green is one of your New Year’s resolutions, there are many different ways to help the environment, animals, plants and the planet. All it takes it changing everyday habits.
#1 on the list. Reduce, reuse and recycle.
The average American generates more than 4 pounds of trash per day, adding to the grand total of about 254 million tons of trash the U.S. accumulates per year. Reduce waste by:
Bringing your own bags to the grocery store.
Use less hot water to decrease carbon dioxide emissions, which means you’ll also save on your energy bill.
Reuse materials instead of throwing them away or pass those materials on to others who could use them too.
Make wiser transportation choices. Instead of driving everywhere, walk, bike, carpool or take mass transit.
Eating less meat and eating less in general can also help you to become more environmentally friendly. A Food and Agriculture Organization study found that one third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted globally. That’s roughly 1.3 billion tons of food per year.
And finally, volunteer to become more environmentally-friendly. Protect animal habitats by giving time and treating the Earth’s delicate ecosystems with care.
I’m Cathy Isom…