What You Can Do
You might think that one person cannot make much of a difference in helping the environment. But that just isn't true. Every little bit of recycling; reusing and overall conservation helps reduce our greenhouse gases and reduces our impact on the environment.
After decades of inattention to our environment, the world has finally begun to focus on, well, the world. There are many, many books available addressing environmental concerns and offering numerous ways to help. And of course there are hundreds of web sites that address a range of eco issues. See our Favorites.
If it seems overwhelming, just start small, trying one or two steps at a time. The tips listed above, under Eye-Opening Eco Facts, are just a few of the simple things you can do each day. A good start is to find out what your carbon footprint (individual environmental impact) is. There are several web sites that have a carbon footprint calculator - check out www.earthlab.com/carbonprofile. Get your carbon rating and then see where you can make improvements. Watch your carbon footprint get lighter and lighter.