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Global Warming - What Can We Do?

Updated on October 15, 2009

A Contributing factor in Global Warming

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Going Green! Making A Difference

Our Earth is in trouble and that means human kind is in trouble. An environmental crisis of our own making is destroying the very planet we live on. Weather patterns are changing, the polar ice caps are melting and animals are loosing their habitate and dying.

What do we call this catastrophic condition? – Global Warming! – And we caused it.

Can We Reverse Global Warming?

It's not all doom and gloom mind you. The first step has already been taken - we have recognized that there is a serious problem. We even know what has to be done to fix the problem. The hard part is everyone has to get involved.

This is the point where people turn away and say “what can one person do”, “I can’t make a difference”, “I don’t know how”. But those are just excuses and this article is not about excuses. This article is about why you “must” get started now!

We All Need To Do Our Part

When it comes to global warming, if you’re not part of the solution then you’re part of the problem. Just do it! Make some environmentally friendly changes. Begin with something simple like recycling your household garbage and donating used clothes and furniture to thrift stores. Start small and work your way up to bigger and better acts of 'green-ness'.

Everyone has it in them to become an environmentalist. Don’t panic! In this case an environmentalist is simply someone who considers his or her accumulating effect on the environment and makes small lifestyle changes to lessen this effect.

Another good source of environmentally friendly ways to make a difference is : The Home EcoWarrior.

The “G” Word!

The term for something environmentally friendly is “GREEN”. So when someone speaks about ‘going green’ they simply mean they are doing something environmentally friendly. It may be something as simple as taking your own bags to the store or as big as building a windmill or solar panel to power your home.

There are countless reasons why you should ‘go green’ but perhaps the best reason is – go green for you! A polluted environment affects all of us. From a smog filled city that chokes out natural light and fills the air with harmful chemicals to waste filled harbours and oceans killing marine life. We are all affected.

We need to fight back. Our children are learning about the environment and our impact on it through our schools but they also watch and learn from us. Let’s lead by example. Talk to them and explain what you are trying to do. Get them involved. Skills and attitudes they learn at home will stay with them for a long time.

While we can never get back what we’ve already lost perhaps if we all work together we can keep what we still have.

It's time to take action. There are some great resources out there to help you start your own 'Green Revolution!' Do what you can, when you can. It all makes a difference.

 

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