by Harriet Bond
(San Francisco, CA, USA)
More eco-friendly enthusiasts are coming out of the woodwork every year. The effects of global warming on our environment are increasing in its awareness and more people want to help make the earth a livable place for future generations to come.
Green living is on the rise all across the globe, not just in the United States. In many areas across the world, recycling has taken off and in some cases, has become a way of life. Some cultures find recycling a necessity because their own natural resources are limited and they don’t have the funds to buy new items all of the time.
Companies are making eco-friendly cleaning and pesticide products for use in the home. Instead of using chemical-based aerosols, more natural ingredients are used in the cleaning agents and bug-killing aerosols. They’re better for you and the environment.
People are beginning to tend their own organic gardens. By eliminating the harsh chemicals that are released into the air and soil, they’re making all living things healthier as well as the environment.
There are green living enthusiasts that are taking to walking or riding a bike to help save the air from the harmful emissions from congested traffic. Some are also beginning to carpooling to lessen traffic. They help the air become more breathable again.
Consumers are buying more biodegradable products – or ones that can be easily recycled. This helps keep the landfills from growing out of hand will all of the trash we throw out that won’t break down or will contaminate the soil and water supply.
There are those who are cutting down on energy costs. The less energy used in our homes, the better off the environment will be. Most of theenergy saving tips are inexpensive and easy for anyone to do.
Water usage is coming down over the last decade. The more global warming awareness that we put out there, the more people are trying to save the water supply by using less water in their daily activities.
Some people are even choosing to repair the broken appliances instead of sending them off to the landfill. This not only helps the environment, but also saves people a lot of money in some cases. If it can be easily repaired, why not avoid throwing a perfectly good item away?
The bottom line is – more people are starting to care about the planet. By doing everything they can, the earth will continue to be a wonderful place to live for future generations that will inhabit it.