Saturday, February 28, 2009

Living Green - Introduction


With all the information out there in the news and on the internet most people are at least aware of pollution problems. The issue is more serious in some areas but the fact remains that we all contribute to it. The concern is that with more people on Earth now and more pollution we are harming our environment.

Since we breathe the air that is out there what is in it should be a top concern for each of us. Yet we often go about our day without thinking twice about it. Yet there are more than enough individuals suffering from health concerns due to what they have been breathing in for years to make us sit up and take notice.

With all of the pollutants out there right now, imagine what it will be like for future generations. You may not care much as you won’t be around. Yet you will have family and friends who will need to deal with the problems. Even your or your friends own children and grandchildren who are the next generations will be affected by it.

Each of us though has the power to make some positive changes. Some people believe that living green is a waste of time because you are only one person. Yet if each of we individuals all do our part it would have quite a significant impact overall.

The efforts of only one person over the course of one lifetime will significantly reduce the amount of pollution out there. Teaching children from a young age what they can do and why will allow that process to continue being implemented in our society as well.

We also have the responsibility to let our governments and businesses know that we expect them to take action. Buy what you can from companies that do have living green concepts incorporated as part of their operating policies. At the same time you need to influence your government to place laws into effect that limit the amount of pollution that can be emitted by companies as well as by individual vehicles on the roads.

If you are ready to start living green and to do your part to reduce the carbon footprint you have placed on this Earth it is time to learn about the various ways you can do so. It is never too late to make some positive changes to your behavior so that you can live healthier and so can everyone around you.

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