3 Quick Environmental Steps
These are 3 green actions steps an individual can take immediately.
You don't need to wait for more time or a bigger budget to be a better steward of the environment. Get started today with these three quick and easy action steps:
Quick Step #1: Adjust Your Thermostat 1 Degree
Through energy use alone, the average US home creates over 13 tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually – the same amount as driving a car over 12,000 miles.
Right now - turn your thermostat 1 degree lower (if it’s winter) or 1 degree higher (if it’s summer). It’s a great first step to reducing your energy use!
Quick Step #2: Make Your Lunch or Dinner Today a Vegetarian One
Meat production worldwide is a leading source of greenhouse gas emissions, and creates huge amounts of toxic waste. Animals are treated with terrible cruelty on factory farms.
Today, make your lunch or dinner meat-free. Visit Vegetarian Times for great meat-free recipes.
Quick Step #3: Take One Hour Away from Electronics, and Towards Creation
The average US citizen spends over 90% of his or her life indoors, most of it in front of electronic screens. This weakens our bond with the earth.
Today, disconnect from all electronics for 1 hour, and go outdoors. Or – if you can’t get outside today – make yourself comfortable in front of a window, a potted plant, or something that reminds you of the natural world, and meditate for ten minutes.
Bonus Quick Step: Take the GreenFaith Pledge to affirm your commitment to care for the earth.
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