Time Magazine has a list they call their Global Warming Survival Guide. 51 tips on being more green.
Some are as simple as changing your lightbulbs to CFLs. Others relate to building or remodeling your home. Obviously those aren’t going to be for everyone.
I like some of the tips. I’ve been trying to figure out how to put up a clothesline where I live. Given that I’m a renter, it’s not easy, since I can’t just drop in something permanent. What surprised me about the article was that only 60% of the energy used in relation to an article of clothing is in washing and drying it. Says a lot about how much energy it costs just to get it to you.
Buying local is another of their ideas that is possible for many people. Farmer’s markets are a good place to start. You may also find food co-ops in your area. These foods are generally organically grown as well, so you may be avoiding pesticides too.
Shutting down unused electronics, use environmentally friendly makeup, rake up leaves in the fall… many of the ideas are suitable for individuals. The entire series of short articles is interesting and worth the read.
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