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Let's Paint the World Green!
For centuries, scientists built devices to roam the universe and seek for life. But did they found a planet as beautiful as Earth? No. Good planets are hard to find. Help protect ours. This world is fine, beautiful place and it's worth fighting for.
Painting the world green is a major and serious task to do because it will involve every individual present in this world. But, in our little ways, we can really help minimize the things that are contributing to nature issues.
We always think that one person's everyday doings for nature, may it be good or bad, can only have a minimal effect on our environment, thus creating no change at all. No, it really does have effect even in smallest of way. And if that summed up, it could be a great change actually.
If we unite and help minimize or reduce the ways that are contributing to the decline of our planet, we sure can help change this world for the better.
We cannot help save our planet if we don't help and take care of ourselves and other people. The planet is fine, until we ruined it. Learn how to take care of each other and the planet will heal naturally.
We cannot deny the fact however that there are a lot of major issues concerning nature, not just only waste and garbage or pollution in our place but also large factories and the creation of new technologies.
We can’t change that because we are moving towards new technology and ideas. We are moving forward and not backward. But small things an individual do that lessen environmental problems can really help a lot.
I've asked some people what do they think and what can they do as one individual about helping save the environment and making this world a better place to live in.
Read their responses:
My family and I always recycle and I own a boutique where I make all natural hand lotions using emu oil and goat milk soap with no preservatives.
When I shop, I always carry my own cloth bags. I always try and buy from our local fruit stand. They don't use any pesticides on their fruits and vegetables and I feel it's very important to keep our local farmers growing the best they can by purchasing from them.
- Teresa Davis, Bella's Scentsations Boutique
I have written 3 hubs about different aspects of going green. One I really liked was to stop using cleaning products with carcinogens.
You can read full article here: Housekeeping - Cleaning Supplies for Kitchen
There are many products already in our homes we can use for cleaning without carcinogens, which we know can cause cancer.
Every late spring I volunteer to help clean up our town beaches and get them ready for the summer, also our town has a recycle program which I also do.
I try my best to make my little part of the world clean and encourage others to do the same. And I think if we all pitch in and did our part in our towns and cities it would make a big differences.
It's the only planet we can live on, why not keep it clean.
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- Tom Silvia, 58, Freelance Writer on HubPages and Computer Repair Tech.
I have a recycling corner in my kitchen where I put all metals and plastics for recycling. I use old newspapers for other purposes too, like folding them into little boxes for keeping objects. I save in electricity as well.
I support earth hour every year by making sure I turn off the lights during that hour. To cool a room, I may use the air con for a while, but turn it off after a while and use the fan instead.
The years my husband and I spent traveling and living in our RV gave us the opportunity to see some of the most beautiful and amazing places in the U.S.
It also made us super aware of man’s devastating effect on the environment, and we vowed not to do more harm ourselves. Our first step was to drastically reduce our possessions in order to live a simpler life.
Some of the environmentally friendly things that we do are: recycle, conserve water, reduce power usage, reduce use of plastic and repurpose what we already own. When living in our RV, we camp off the grid for long periods of time.
We use solar power rather than run a gas-powered generator, avoid use of disposables, reduce our water usage and live very simply. We always leave our camping area or beach area cleaner than we found it.
Light pollution is one of my pet peeves as its effects on the environment are so widespread. (See my hub: The Night Sky and Light Pollution – What Happened to the Milky Way?) I’m a fanatic about keeping outdoor lights turned off!
Sometimes it seems that one person has little effect on the world, but I believe that we each have a responsibility to our environment. While I’m not a crusader, I do take this responsibility seriously in my everyday life.
- Stephanie Henkel – Artist, writer, photographer. Retired administrator from a major university.
As a family we rarely buy paper products. We use towels, silver wear, glasses and dishes. My kids pack lunches in reusable tuberware.
As an artist I use old magazines and cut them up to make collages.
I won't throw garbage any where especially in places where it might cause harm to the environment and humans and even animals.
I will recycle or reuse non biodegradable materials. Just be a good example to others to help make this world a better place.
- Divine, 29, full time mother and wife
I will support the Clean Air Act. How? By planting more trees and plants in our backyard.
Also I will separate the biodegradable from non-biodegradable waste and recycle other materials that will be useful in the house.
- Nello, 10 1/2, student
I was amazed by the responses of people who really took the time to reduce the global problem our environment is facing. This is a very challenging thing to do and if we can help even in our simplest way, the result will have a great impact on our own world.
This is our Earth, our home. We must take good care of it.
© 2012 Mycee. All Rights Reserved.
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