Taking Care of Mother Earth
We live in a beautiful world…the ocean, mountains, desert, trees and flowers. I have always aspired to be conscious of the planet and been an advocate of recycling but I still have opportunity to improve. I want future generations to experience this world the way we have and listed a few ways we can increase our mindfulness towards taking care of Mother Earth.
I am guessing most of you already recycle some things…however, are you aware of everything that can be recycled? There are more things than you realize including paper towel rolls, batteries and cell phones. Visit www.epa.gov/recycle for a comprehensive list. If you aren’t using reusable grocery bags, be sure to return the plastic bags to the grocery store so they can be recycled.
PICK UP TRASH
Whether its yours or not, show Mother Earth a little kindness and pick up trash that comes along your way and dispose of properly.
REDUCE WATER CONSUMPTION
Instead of letting your water run while you brush your teeth or preparing a meal, use it sparingly. We are fortunate to have clean water; lets not waste this precious resource.
USE YOUR LEGS
Help reduce air pollution and take a walk or ride your bicycle instead of driving…this also allows you to enjoy the scenery and get some exercise.
If you are not in the room, turn the light off, if you are cooking, close the refrigerator, if you are not watching it, turn off the television. Shut off your computer when you are finished using it and turn your thermostat up when you are not home. Not only does this help save energy but also it reduces your electric bill.
If each of us does just a little bit more to increase our consciousness towards Mother Earth, it will add up to a significant impact for our planet.