Start Today: Things You Can Do to Impact the Planet

Little did I know that my walk to work impacted my coworkers. They soon decided to re-initiate a walking group at lunch time.  I think we can impact our neighbors by doing small things that also benefit  the planet. Things that we do, which we may not think are a big deal, can really add up. For example, we can turn off computers at night, recycle cans and glasses, use fewer napkins, wash clothes in cold water, take a shorter shower, turn off lights, and so much more.  According to Wire & Twine, turning off your computer instead of leaving it in sleep mode can save 40 watt-hours per day. That could add up to $14 per year.  Also, mowing your lawn could be a great workout if you use a reel mower. There are many benefits to reel mowers: they are light, quiet, environmentally friendly, better for the grass, maintenance free, easy to use, and they don’t cause air or noise pollution in the neighborhood. Small environmental things that we do every day can add up. If we recycle one can every single day, that could add up to 365 cans recycled in a year.  You might not be aware of it, but that doesn’t mean other people may not notice and follow your lead.




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