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04-20-21

How to do Your Part to Support Environmental Protection

How to do Your Part to Support Environmental Protection

Most of the choices we make impact our environment, which includes other species of animals and global climate. Simple day-today activities such as switching off lights and fans while leaving from home are also important for decreasing carbon footprint. Even sustainable fashion, which is made from non-toxic materials, is also meant to contribute towards the environment.

Steps Toward Sustainability:

  1. Think Before Shopping: Recycling and reusing materials is more relevant today than ever before. Every product leaves behind its footprint on the environment, from the materials used to make it to the pollution from it during manufacturing, right up to the packaging stage. In other words, buy it only when it is necessary, and try to insist on minimum packaging.
  2. Stay Away from Plastics: Once plastics enter the system, they cannot be eliminated easily. Billions of plastic pieces can be found across ocean surfaces, with several seals, seabirds, and other marine lives getting stuck year after year. On the individual front, it is possible to help by making use of reusable bags while shopping. As much as possible, avoid the products packaged in plastic.
  3. Look at Labels Carefully: From clothes to coffee and fruits, the number of options for us is simply massive. However, there are some clear names when it comes to protecting the environment. As an example, “shade grown” coffee is a suitable option for ensuring the upkeep of forest habitats for different animal species. Similarly, organic food, though more costly, keeps pesticides away from water and land.
  4. Drink Water in Reusable Containers: Individuals must skip the use of bottled water as much as possible, largely because such bottles are harmful for wildlife and one’s health. Instead, water coming from the faucet at home is free and has already done through a fair number of quality checks.
  5. Change Driving Habits: Carpooling, biking, or walking helps to bring down an individual’s carbon footprint to a great extent. Errands can also be combined, so that fewer trips are undertaken to purchase items. Tune up your car from time to time so that fuel efficiency can be improved.
  6. Stand Up for The Environment: The only way to improve the environment is to take a stand for the same and raise a voice if necessary. It would help to support candidates who have strong environment platforms. Representatives of such groups should be urged to fight climate change, restrict emission of greenhouse gases, and protect public lands.
  7. Make Homes Green: If homes are kept in good shape, they can increase energy efficiency. Energy saving windows and insulation are very important for all homes, along with energy saving light bulbs. Several states are now giving incentives to make homes green, or sustainable. Many a times, these incentives are available at no extra cost.
  8. Go Vegetarian: The meat industry is responsible for using a huge amount of water and producing greenhouse gases and pollution. Edible food in a country must also include vegetarian food. At present, non-vegetarian food takes away a huge chunk of resources in America.

It is never too late to make efforts towards environment preservation. For Volunteering opportunities go to https://www.cityofrockhill.com/departments/public-works/more/public-works/environmental-education-beautification/rock-hill-clean-green for more information.

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