To sustain a responsible world everyone needs to do there share of work. If everyone did nothing and where not responsible then our world would not be a place where someone would want to live. There are simple tips that everyone can do to keep our world safe and health. Recycling is a big thing that everyone is capable of do and it helps out the world and decreases your carbon footprint. Other thing one can do is changing the light bulbs in your house to energy efficient ones, which reduces your electricity bill. Another thing is buying cost and energy efficient appliances. Since pole use those everyday that would help greatly with improving your carbon footprint. Buying recycled supplies and using less water each day also helps.
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“if everyone does a little, no one has to do a lot”. This statement is very true in this case. Everyone can do the little things to be environmentally friendly such as turning the water off while brushing your teeth or turning lights off when you leave a room. One person doesn’t need to pick up trash for hours a day, but everyone can pick up a piece of trash when they walk by one.
Keeping our world and environment sustainable and clean is difficult for everyone, but the responsibility is on every person in the world. We as humans need to have a passion or interest in keeping the world clean. There are many ways to successfully contribute to helping keep the environment sustainable. People can decrease in their use of plastic and try to lower their carbon footprint. Recycling more or just picking up the trash you see on the ground can help in little ways, which can add up to a big success.
As humans living on Earth, we all have the responsibility to take care of it and saving it because it is our only home. Little actions can make big changes in the world. We must all be good examples to others, and encourage them to do the same, it’s a chain reaction! There are many ways to we can decrease our carbon footprint….turn off the lights when the room is not in used… turn the water off while brushing your teeth/shampooing/conditioning….Pay your bills online so paper won’t be wasted….skip the coffee stirrer….batch your errands together….these are just some ideas i am throwing out there! We all have different ideas on how to be green, teach it! spread it! do whatever so others can get the message!
At home, my family does the best they can do recycle glass, aluminum, plastic, and cardboard. One thing we could probably work on is paper. While I’m in school, I do the best I can do recycle my bottles, cans, and paper too. I also recycle my water bottles at my gym. What I plan to do is buy a reusable water bottle. That way I can cut down on the bottles of water I’m throwing away at the gym, at home, and at school. I make sure to cut off my TV and computer when I’m not using them. I don’t keep the water running while brushing my teeth and I don’t take long showers. I try to unplug my straightener and anything else I have plugged in so I can save energy. The last thing I try and stay conscious of is turning the lights off when I leave a room. I do the best I can with my daily living activities… but what else should I do?
In my household, we do all that we can to help the environment. It definitely isn’t our top priority but we still value the importance. We use reusable bottles whenever we can, recycle, don’t keep water running, take short showers, shut off lights when not in use, and eat organic foods. You cant save the world, but if everyone just made small changes in what they do everyday to help we could make this a better world to live in. You don’t have to do everything, just something.
My family’s carbon footprint was relatively low and surprised me. The fact it I live in a large house with 5 people, but we do our part and are super conscientious of our consumption. We do the regular turn the lights out, don’t run excess water routines, but we also do things that most households do not. We eat mostly organic, locally grown foods, and compost and maintain a pretty impressive garden year-round. I think it is up to the individual to be socially responsible for their part in the carbon emissions, and I am lucky to have parents that instill that responsibility at a young age.
When I completed the carbon footprint, I was amazed to realize how much energy my family and I use. We try to recycle as much as we can and don’t excessively indulge in food and technology. What we don’t do is take caution in our travel. I will be the first to admit, my car is a gas-guzzler, and I don’t like it. Although it is difficult to get anywhere without wheels where I live, I try to not go out unless I have more than one place to be at. The creation and acknowledgment of my carbon footprint and being enrolled in environmental science has opened my eyes to ideas that will allow me to protect the environment from my home. My class is also creating a video of 365 easy ways that you can help protect the environment. Some of these ideas include recycling; using the sun to heat your home, reuse water bottles and coffee mugs, and many more. Protection of the environment is our responsibility and I am ready to step up.
Ever since I joined the “Green Team” in my middle school in eighth grade, my family and I became very environmentally conscious. We try to do as much as possible in our house to keep the Earth clean, healthy, and sustainable. For example, we buy organic, locally grown and sustainable ingredients as much as possible, and we cook at home everyday. We also have recycle bins in every room, so we can always recycle our used paper or newspaper while having the trash separated in the trash bin. Furthermore, we use a bucket to wash our fruits and vegetables, and when we’re done washing, we will use that water to water the plants in our yard. This conserves a lot of water and definitely lowered our water use. In the future, we want to upgrade our furnace to a high efficiency one so we can use less energy.
I live in California, my carbon footprint ended up being below the norm compared to the state I live in, however I was at the global average. One major source of my emissions was food, primarily red meats and poultry are an inefficient source of calories from an environmental standpoint. I could reduce this portion of my emissions by obtaining more of my needed protein from plants such as nuts, soy, and other produce. Alongside this I could eat locally raised meats instead of conventional meats, I do eat grass fed beef. My transportation emissions did end up being low, I generally bike around town and/or carpool with friends. I think it important that we all realize how day to day decisions when choosing how to get around, what to buy in the supermarket, and what bin to dispose our waste in can have a much greater effect when practiced over time.