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3 Ways You Could Live Greener

The best way to turn things around for the environment in the face of climate change and other destructive human activities, is to make changes to our lifestyles as individuals, to make them more environment-friendly. With enough of us doing so, it'll add up to make a significant difference in the face of the burgeoning environment related problems cause by humans, and hopefully make life easier for the generations to follow. These basic tips are easy to follow and implement, and might well make a difference collectively: 

Recycling diligently
The simple fact that most of us ignore, or are completely unaware of, is that the volume of urban and industrial trash we generate is quite unmanageable. The only way to fix this is to recycle all things that can possibly be recycled. The difference that mandatory, and comprehensive recycling systems have made in countries like Japan is quite remarkable, and we should absolutely follow their example.

Switch to green energy wherever practicable 
The development in technology in the clean energy industry, such as the amazing Tesla Powerwall devices announced recently,  have progressed enough to begin implementing them in individual homes. Using solar or wind power as backup, or as part replacement for conventional power sources is an excellent way to start. There are other ways to contribute too, including switching to public transport or bicycles for your daily commute.

Afforestation
Genuine efforts to begin replacing lost forest cover must be made if we're to make any headway at all toward recovery. As individuals, we might not be able to do very much by way of helping repair the destruction of forests, but we could at least do what little we can to increase green cover in and around communities we live in, while petitioning authorities to do more on a larger scale.

 

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