Thursday, June 12, 2014

Guest Post - A Quick Guide to Helping to Save the World – Eco for Newbies

Environmental issues are no longer a matter of personal politics – they are an essential consideration if we are going to sustain life on earth for generations to come. Thankfully, every year more people opt to cycle to work instead of drive, more people start to compost their vegetable waste, and more recycling centres are built by companies like JP Concrete. It's pleasing to see. But what are you doing for the environment? What can you do? Here are some essentials.

Ditch Your Wheels for the Week

Greenhouse gas emissions are the chief contributor to climate change worldwide. Therefore they are also the main thing that pose a threat to your kids enjoying a happy future. So can't you sacrifice the main offender – your car – for at least a couple of days, if not your whole working week? If you could keep off the road for just two days a week, you'd reduce greenhouse gas emissions by roughly 1,600 pounds per year. Besides, if you can get fitter by walking or riding to work instead, isn't that a good thing too? And come to think of it, isn't walking a lot cheaper than driving as well?

Stop Moaning, Start Recycling

The number of people who complain that they can't be bothered to separate plastics, glass and paper is truly shocking. Don't these people give a hoot about what kind of world they leave behind for future generations? Quite simply, you can help to reduce pollution significantly, simply by putting your empty bottles and cans in a different bin. It's not rocket science. But, given the environmental ramifications of not recycling, it is absolutely essential.

Composting Is Common Sense

Some people seem to think that composting is a pastime reserved solely for ex-hippies with horticultural pretensions. But they couldn't be more wrong. Composting is for anyone who doesn't want to see kilo upon kilo of waste sent to landfill on a weekly basis. Not only is it incredibly easy to do, but the benefits go beyond just reducing pollution; compost can be broken down to make amazing fertilizer for the soil in your garden. Whether you plan to plant flowers, fruit or vegetables, there's nothing better.

Saving Earth For Generations To Come

Climate change is now an undeniable reality. The clock is ticking on planet earth, and it's up to us to make a big enough change that we reverse the effects before it's too late. By following the advice given here, you will be ensuring that you've done your bit towards saving planet earth for the generations to come.