There are many things that we can do to make our lives greener and to contribute to a leading a greener life. The list is long for breaking old habits and creating better ones that will leave a cleaner earth for current and future generations. A lot more people are aware of the consequences of their actions regarding things like the amount of garbage they create, the water and electricity that they waste, and the reduction of carbon footprints that we leave with our driving habits and the use of carbon based fuel . We can be leading a gener life by sticking to some newly formed ways of living.
1. We need to recycle those things that can be used in other ways and not clog up our landfills. Every home should have a place for recycled plastic, bottles, and paper or cardboard.
2. Los Angeles has enabled policies that will help all of us to lead a gener life. One of the policies is the restriction of plastic shopping bags that do a great deal of harm to our wildlife as well as flying around and causing litter of some of the worst kind. The use of reusable bags for shopping is extremely valuable to reducing the use of paper bags and the reduction of plastics that cause a lot of harm to our planet.
3. Many utility companies today can give you a choice regarding the basis of your electricity. You can call or email them to find out if you can switch to energy that comes from the sun or wind or any other sustainable form of energy. This will reduce the amount of carbon based fuel that is used and leave less carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
4. We often live with temperatures unnecessarily warm in the winter when we can put on a sweater and unnecessarily cold in the summer when we can save on the amount of energy that we use to run furnaces and air conditioning units.
5. Leading a greener life often means just changing a few habits like using your own coffee mug at the office or using less in the way of paper towels rather than using a reusable cloth in the kitchen or bathroom. Using less in the way of paper plates and more washable dishes is extremely helpful in filling less of the landfills that have to be eliminated with the use of combustion that puts harmful chemicals into the air and more pollution that we have to breathe.