Many people talk about being “Green” and living a Green lifestyle but what does that actually mean?
Being Green simple means that you are trying to be more aware of the world around you. The United States has become a very wasteful country, dumping millions of pounds of garbage into our landfills every year. As this problem continues to grow, more and more people are becoming environmentally conscious of the waste we are creating.
Many activities we do in our daily lives produce carbon dioxide. This carbon dioxide production is referred to as our Carbon Footprint. Why should we care about carbon dioxide? Well, carbon dioxide is believed to be the #1 cause of climate changes such as Global Warming in the world today.
Lucky for us, there are things we can do to help preserve this beautiful place we all call Earth. We can change our behavior and lifestyles to reduce the amount of pollution and waste we generate. Each and every person on Earth can implement small changes into his or her current lifestyle to make a difference for future generations. Here is a few simple ways that we can make a difference right in our homes today:
1. Eat Locally Grown Food
Food that wasn’t grown close to our homes had to travel long distances to reach us. In order to travel these long distances, enormous amounts of gasoline or diesel fuel are required. These fuels emit large amounts of carbon dioxide into our environment. If we eat food that is grown close to our homes, it will not have to travel these long distances and will indirectly lower our carbon footprint.
2. Reduce or Eliminate Bottle Water Consumption
Much like non-locally grown food, bottle water usually has to travel long distances before it reaches it’s end consumer. These distances again create large amounts of carbon dioxide. Instead, we can drink tap water if its sanitary and filter it if it’s not.
3. Properly Insulate Your Home
While Pure Energy can not directly help you with the 1st two suggestions, insulating your home is something we know a little about. New windows will increase the energy efficiency of your home and thus decrease your carbon footprint.
If you are interested in lower your carbon footprint give Pure Energy a call today to set up a free window consultation with one of our window experts.
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