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Ten Simple Contributions

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Ten Simple Contributions You can Make to Reduce Global Warming

Scientists estimate that Glacier National Park in Montana will not have a single glacier left by 2030.  Scary thought that a National Park, and its singular attraction will disappear from the face of the earth in what amounts to the blink of an eye if we do not change our ways, take steps to reduce dramatic climate changes being brought on by Global Warming.  Change starts at home, especially here in America.  We make up 22 percent of the world’s population, yet account for 22 percent of all Green House gas emissions.  Each of us, doing our own part can effect positive changes that will begin reducing Green House gases, and in turn, reversing the harmful effects being wrought by Global Warming.  Below is a top ten list of simple steps you can take to be a part of the solution.

1 — Buy and Shop Locally
The average meal on the American table travels more than 1,200 miles all the while using precious energy, adding CO2 the environment, and increasing our personal carbon footprint. Make an effort to buy products that are locally produced.

2 — Eat Less Meat (Notice I do not say, “eat no meat”… I like my steak.)
Raising, Slaughtering and transporting Livestock is responsible for 18 percent of global warming emissions. Also, the millions of cattle raised around the world release vast quantities of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. Limiting  meat consumption will encourage smaller herds, which will help cool our planet.

3 — Bike Instead of Ride
You keep one pound of CO2 out of the environment for every mile you don’t drive. Additionally, biking will lead to increased health and vitality.

4 — Demand Change
Demand that your elected leaders make the climate a priority, locally, at the state level, and nationally.  Politicians are greening their speeches, we now have to hold their feet to the fire so they green their actions and votes.

5 — Lights Off
Turn your lights off every time you leave a room. You will be surprised at the energy you save.

6 — Drink Tap
Bottled water creates over 1.5 million tons of plastic waste each year, which takes about 47 million gallons of oil to produce.  Stop buying bottled water and instead filter your tap water.  

7 — Unplug
Deliberate or not, many of today’s modern appliances and gadgets (their chargers) are energy thieves contributing to Global Warming.  Appliances and chargers (including MP3 player and cell phone chargers) drain electricity, even when they’re not in use. Forty percent of home energy is used to power devices that are turned off. Using power strips, unplugging unnecessary electronics when not in use can save a great deal of money and energy.

8 — Go Organic
Organic agriculture produces soil excellent at storing carbon, keeping it out of the atmosphere. Organic fields are more resistant to droughts and flood than conventional fields. Purchasing organic supports increase of organic acreage keeping CO2 out of the atmosphere.

9 — Switch
Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL) last 12 times longer than incandescent bulbs. If every home in America switched one incandescent bulb to a CFL, it would be equivalent to taking one million cars off the roads. LED’s promise even greater savings, promise greater CO2 reductions.

10 — Recycle/Freecycle
Recycling is simple, and something we can do everyday.  One ton of recycled paper saves 17 trees and 7,000 gallons of water. Trees act as natural scrubbers, actively removing CO2 from the atmosphere, sequestering it from doing harm. Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to power a television for three hours.   Freecycling works the same way, but amounts to giving away to friends, family or charity things you no longer use or need, rather than throwing them away and seeing them end up in a landfill.

We all can contribute our share to fighting global warming, and these ten simple steps will make a difference if embraced and practiced by all of us. If we do our part, we can create a healthy, thriving, green eco-friendly planet for generations to come.  Scientists agree, for the world to continue living comfortably on our planet, we must reduce carbon emissions by 80 percent before 2050. It is an attainable goal if we all do our part.  No one can do everything, but everyone can do something. 

Sherwood Martinelli blogs regularly for AllGreen. Visit our Blog Central (on the left sidebar) to read his Green Antimatter blog.


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