Going green is important. If we don’t start changing the way in which we live now there just is no hope that our planet will sustain long enough for even our grandchildren to live here. We have polluted our skies, our lands and our own bodies for far too long. And maybe it is already too late, who really knows, but even so doesn’t it some better to make some healthier changes, for ourselves, our environment and mother Earth herself, even if it is only to make our last years on her better? Here are some simple ways you can change for the betterment of life, in general.
Ride a bike. Park the car when it comes to short distant trips. Ride a bike to work, or when you just feel like going for a “drive”. You will be giving the environment a break from being polluted, and you will be giving yourself a nice healthy workout!
Walk for a change. If you don’t have a bike then take a walk. Even if you do have a bike, take a walk. It’s good for your heart and for your mind. Take time to enjoy the beauty of nature. It will show you what it is you are working so hard to save. Watch the animals, smell the flowers, talk to the plants and just breath in the fresh air. Pick up any trash you pass by, while you are at it!
Plant a tree. Give back to the environment. Trees help clean air for us to breath. Too many of them get taken down to make way for shopping centers and motels. They are turned into paper and other things. Plant a tree, plant a garden, plant some flowers. Grow anything natural you can think of and give back to the Earth what is often taken from her.
Eat organic. Avoid pesticides. It will help your body be healthier and it will help the organic farmers raise money to keep farming and keep helping the Earth in that special way that they do. Start your own back yard farm. Raise chickens the urban way, which is recently becoming very popular. If you raise your own foods you will know exactly what has been put into it.
Buy local. Shop at the farmer’s markets for your fruits and vegetables. Go to locally owned bakeries to get your bread. Find locally owned art galleries to decorate your home. When you buy local travel time is cut out of your purchase, from both you and the seller. That stuff didn’t travel days in a big rig polluting the air and you didn’t drive to the big city and do the same thing.
Reduce toxins by choosing organic cleaners for your home. Things like ammonia and bleach are toxic, among many other agents used in our cleaning projects. Be picky when it comes to what you clean your home with, you will breath easier.
Recycle every day. Take your soda cans and bottles in. Recycle papers and magazines. Donate stuff you just don’t want anymore to local thrift store, like Goodwill, instead of just tossing it out to sit in a landfill for ages. And compost! People throw out tons of food each year. If you start a compost pile in your back yard you will have instant fertilizer for your garden!