There are millions of articles about HOW to go green. But What about Why?
Many people around the world are passionate about going green, saving the planet, and creating a better world for our children. However, there are still many of us who don’t see or care about the point. Who cares about all the tree hugging hippie stuff anyways? Here are a few things to keep in mind about going green. Try to keep an open mind, and try to see why others are so passionate about this topic.
What About This Hippie Hybrid Stuff?
Car manufacturers, government, and even regular citizen are looking for alternate sources of fuel for our transportation. Why? Not only does out current system pollute the earth, help deplete the ozone, and helps increase free radical damage, but fossil fuels will run out anywhere from 50 to 70 years. That means pretty soon countries are going to be fighting over this down to the last few drops. Do you want to be in that fight? Especially since America is has hardly any oil compared to other countries. Hybrids, electric cars, and other inventions are attempts to get America running on some other fuel type so we don’t have to be in that fight.
What’s With All This Recycle Stuff?
If we didn’t start recycling, soon all the land fills would be filled up. They are still currently closing at a rate of 1 per day. Also, there are only two structures on earth that can be seen from space. One is the great wall of China, and the other is the Fresh Kills Landfill. However, little changes can make a huge difference. It’s a choice between the blue bin and the black one. Recycling is made so easy these days. All you have to do is pick your can, or call someone to pick up your batteries. Almost everything can be recycled. All you have to do is take one look at a smelly, giant, destructive landfill, and one thought should cross your mind. We can do better!
Why Should We Care About Stopping Global Warming
Without getting into the big debate about the actual cause of global warming, we do know that we are creating huge amounts of Co2 and cabon emissions by burning fossil fuel. We do know we are polluting our cities as we make the sky grayer, our lungs more damaged, and our earth harmed. Reducing our fossil fuel use, and Co2 emission will help make all these things better, and if we help slow down global warming in the process, so be it.
Happy Green Living, ~HealthyGirl