Surveys says that 94 percent of Americans support recycling (yet national average recycling rate is only 34.7 percent).
The United States produced 6.7 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions in 2018,
the second largest in the world after greenhouse gas emissions by China
So we can WE as
nation do to help?
Start out small and follow quick easy tips on how to reduce pollution in
your own homes and on the road!
There is now 5.25 trillion macro and micro pieces of plastic in our ocean,
Every day around 8 million pieces of plastic makes their way into our oceans
Sooo... AVOID PLASTICS WHEN YOU CAN
There are so many alternatives to the common plastic bag
or plastic straw. Instead of buying packs of plastic bottled water
buy a thermos and a filter and help combat WASTE.
Car pollution is VERY REAL
The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) estimates the U.S. has 30 percent of the world's automobiles,
yet it contributes about half of the world's emissions from cars.
Car pollution is one of the major causes of global warming. Cars and trucks emit carbon dioxide
and other greenhouse gases, which contribute one-fifth of the United States' total global warming pollution
So Here's what we do...
USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Combine errands into one trip,
Avoid idling, more pollutants come from you standing idle than running exhaust
Try renting or buying LOW emission Vehicles
and of course, if its close to home, take a nice walk instead of a drive
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Speaking of walks...
Litter is an eyerywhere!
250 million tons of trash is generated each year in the U.S. and
4.6 pounds of waste is created EVERY DAY by the average person.
Do your part!
Participate in a community clean-up day
Make sure your trash is secure, don't let your trash be swept by wind
Keep a litter bag inside your vehicle for roadside trash
Educate others about the importance of cleaning up
Make a good use of recycling bins!
Time is running out, if we don't make a change
NOW the earth may
never be the same again...