Create a healthier environment

July 12, 2007

I was just watching TV & was inspired by a commercial, of all things. Most of what I have written here has been about things you can do to make yourself healthier, but another way to improve things is to make your environment healthier, or at least less damaging to your health and that of others.

Most of you will have seen An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore’s environmental documentary–if you haven’t seen it, you should. The point here is that we should also worry about the health of the earth, as well as our own. If the planet is sick, we will soon be too.

So what can you do, on an everyday basis? Here are some ideas:

1) Turn off , or hibernate, your PC when not in use.

2) If you are thinking of getting a new PC, consider a laptop as they use less power.

3) Turn off lights, or get motion detectors installed so lights are only on where & when you need them.

4) Use reusable shopping bags rather than plastic.

5) Walk more, drive less. Take transit or get a bicycle.

6) Use environmentally-friendly cleaning products.

7) Get a reusable stainless steel or glass water bottle.

These are just some things you can do everyday that will help.

I would now like to hear from you readers for some other ideas. What do you do daily to save the planet? Submit your ideas as comments & I will post a list of them for us all to use.

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