Monday, February 8, 2010

Reflect on how you might decrease your own Ecological footprint.

According to the quiz, if everyone on the planet lived my lifestyle, we would need 5.92 earths. Fortunately for the earth, there are copious amounts of people in Africa/India/China and almost every other country besides the U.S. who live with limited to no electricity, limited water supply and no possibilities of getting in their car to get a double bacon cheeseburger at Wendy's. With that said, there are some things that I could do to decrease our ecological footprint and improve the Earth's well-being. One thing I could do is use cleaner transport. Instead of getting into our car to go down the street, or around the block, I could, how dare I say it, walk, or even take a bike. I could also install energy-saving features to our home such as install florescent low-emission light bulbs and energy efficient appliances, as well as weatherproof my home. I could also adopt water-saving habits such as taking shorter showers and start washing my dishes as opposed to running the dishwasher every other day. Finally, putting to use the 3 R's -- Recycle, Reduce, Reuse -- would be an easy way to improve my footprint. By continuing to recycle all glass, paper and plastic, as well as buying recycled and biodegradable products. I could also reduce the amount of electricity i use, by turning off my amplifier after i'm done, as well as not leaving my black light on 24/7. Overall, there are many things that I could easily change with my dad-to-day life as well as adapt new practices that would decrease my lasting effect on the planet.

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