The three “R’s” are something you need to remember when it comes to environmental services. As well, it is important to understand how improper waste disposal impacts our planet. No, it is not “reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmatic.” It actually is Recycle Reuse Reduce and all three are valuable parts to the bigger solution, which begins at home with you. Once you know the ways to recycle reuse reduce, you will be able do your part to help keep landfills free of recyclable materials and other waste products that could be put to better use.
If you brought up the subject of composting toilets with most people in North America, you would very likely be greeted with blank stares or perhaps smirks. Nevertheless, composting toilet systems are a solution to deal with human waste and they have been in use throughout civilizations since the dawn of time. Only in very recent history has modern plumbing displaced the use of this method of managing the waste produced by humans.
In the 21st century, there is no doubt about it – it is cool to be green. Kermit the Frog’s infamous line about it not being easy to be green, well, that is outdated. Many Hollywood celebrities are driving around in a hybrid car, talking about organic, whole and slow foods, eating little red meat and going to yoga almost daily. Of course, their houses are ridiculously large and they engage in shameless consumerism, but the appearance of being green is certainly there. However, is this appearance of being green the best thing that hybrid cars have going for them?
Concern for the environment is continuing to grow, and if you want to know how you can do your part, you can start by taking a trip to the grocery store. When you buy products made from recycled materials, you are supporting other environmentalists just like you who believe that we can save the planet by making wise consumer choices.
Earth Hour 2009 takes place, starting at 8.30 local time, on Saturday 28 March 2009. It will start at 8.30 pm in New Zealand and work it’s around the world, much the same as New Years Eve does.