Reasons To Be Environmentally Friendly

We all know that being more environmentally friendly and aware of how we live in terms of being green is essential, but what this entails may not be quite so obvious. We all know it’s great for the environment, as expert Stephen Troese Jr. says, but what else? Is there anything else? The answer is yes, so read on to find out more. 

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Help With Climate Change 

Human activity all around the world has had a significant effect on climate change, and we can see this in many ways, including a rise in severe weather conditions occurring worldwide. These conditions include so-called ‘superstorms,’ increasing water levels, and melting ice glaciers. The only way to stop and, in the best scenario, reverse this trend is for everyone to become much more environmentally conscious.

 

For Future Generations 

If the present global population isn’t careful and doesn’t become more environmentally friendly, there will not be enough resources left for future generations, which is unfair and highly selfish. So another reason it’s so critical to protect the environment is for our children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many more future generations. It doesn’t matter whether you have children or not or even if you’re not planning to have any – it’s still essential to ensure that future generations live as well as possible.

 

Reduce Pollution 

The earth is badly contaminated thanks to pollution. To some degree, the air, soil, and water are all polluted, which is having a detrimental impact on the population’s health. The more trash that accumulates, the worse the issue gets, and therefore it is critical that pollution be minimized as much as possible. When we understand where the things we throw out go and the effect it has on the environment, we can begin to think more clearly about recycling and reusing instead of throwing away.

 

Save Money 

While becoming green is beneficial for the environment, there are some personal advantages as well, one of which is that you will save money on your energy costs. Energy-efficient lightbulbs, for example, are much less expensive to use than conventional lights and last significantly longer. Installing solar panels can allow you to save money on your energy costs too. 

 

Help the Local Economy 

If you’re going green, you’ll want to buy more locally since you won’t be traveling as far (or at all) or using polluting public transportation. That’s fantastic for the local economy. You can support the local economy by shopping at farmers’ markets and independent stores, for example. Because there will be more investment in parks and play areas, schools, walkways, and other community initiatives, more of your money will remain in your town and help it grow and become a better place to live.

 

You’ll Feel Less Stressed 

The condition of the world may be a source of stress and concern for you, just as it is for many other people. If you can do something about it, even if it seems like something very little and perhaps even insignificant, you will feel a lot better and be able to relax a bit more. Those little things build up quickly, particularly if many people are all doing their best to make these critical changes. 

Anne

I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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