16 August 2013

7 Simple Ways Everyone can Help Preserve the Earth

 One of the many stunningly beautiful, free campsites scattered throughout the Victorian High Country - everything we do in our day-to-day lives either threatens or protects the earth

You may think of helping preserve Mother Earth as a major undertaking. This is not the case. There are many ways to preserve the planet by doing little things on a daily basis. If everyone did just a little something, the planet would shape up in no time at all – leaving behind rays of sunshine and butterflies for the next generation.

Around the House

Ceiling Fans Did you know that by reversing the direction of your ceiling fans you could save energy on your home heat bills? Since heat rises to the top, switching the direction of your ceiling fans can circulate that warm air and keep your home warmer at the same time lower your temperature.

Technology If you can use your laptop instead of your computer, you will save energy; however, even better, if you can use your mobile phone to tap into the Internet, you will save energy, therefore conserving it for the planet.

Pulling the Plug to Save Energy  If you unplug certain appliances such as your microwave or toaster oven, you will save energy while you are at work. In addition, by purchasing a power strip and shutting off the power to the television and stereo system while you are away, you will also save energy.

The Food You Consume

By purchasing from local markets, you support your local environment and the earth as well. More often than not, you are bound to find organic produce grown without use of harmful pesticides to you, your family, or the environment.

When you are done with skins and rinds from fruits and vegetables, consider using them for compost. When you do this, you are giving back to the earth what she will give to you in return.

On the Road Again

When travelling at home or even travelling overseas, try to keep in mind the different ways you can preserve the earth. When you have the option, take a train or a bus. Whether you are travelling or going about your daily work routine, try to remember walking to local markets or stores, taking your bicycle to sight see and most especially carpooling. Carpooling saves the earth from the extra omissions that too many vehicles on the road can cause.

If staying in a hotel, you can also check to see if it is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) facility. A LEED facility will utilize the utmost in sustainability and energy efficiency to help preserve the planet.

Preserving the earth doesn’t entail a lot of time and effort. It just requires a little thoughtfulness and putting that thoughtfulness into practice.

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