It seems that nearly everywhere that I look these days there is another news story about how the environment is growing warmer each day, as global warming shows its true face. In spite of all that, and paramount to it, are recent expert reports that have been released that have proven—beyond a doubt—that the world is indeed heating up; and like an oven. According to some recent news articles that I read online, this current decade that we are living in has been the hottest decade ever to be recorded, in history!
So indeed, things are getting hot down here on good ol’ Mother Earth, and that means that we all need to do our part by ‘going green’ and changing up our habits a tad bit. Even small, teeny-tiny things can really make a huge impact, when you think about it. For example, say every person in the entire world was to do just one simple thing to go green each day. Can you imagine the trickle down effect that it would have on our precious earth? I think it would unfathomably awesome!
I have been trying my best to do my part, and here are four ways that I have procured—simple little things—that allow me to know that I am going green as well, and pitching in like we all should be doing!
- Turning up my air conditioning two degrees during the day. I love keeping it at 78 degrees, but those two extra degrees really make a vast difference. Not only that, but you can bet that I love the HUGE savings on my monthly utility bills!
- Making sure to recycle as much and as often as possible. I think that this one is a no-brainer. But it still had to be said.
- Looking for earth-friendly products when shopping at the grocery store. You would be surprised how many great products use recycled materials for packaging. And, packaging creates some of the highest amounts of waste, too!
- Assuring I am not using skincare or hair care products that have bad chemicals in them that damage the environment. You would be surprised at how many do. But look for the classic green logo (like the one you see pictured to the upper left) in order to assure you are getting the eco-friendly products you desire.
These are but just four, and there are ever so many more that I am picking up and adding to my daily routine with each passing day! You all should be doing this as well!
Get on the ‘green’ bandwagon already folks!