Four Things You Can Do Right Now to
Help Your Planet
1. Bag it
Get reusable cloth bags for your grocery store purchases and anything that would normally be bagged.
Fact: More than 100 Billion Plastic Bags are thrown away every year
2) Stop Junk Mail
Every year 100 million trees are chopped down for junk mail just in America! Think about the statistics for the entire planet!
3) Shut Down
The Average Computer left on all day uses nearly 1,000 kilowat hours of electricity a year producing more than 1 ton of carbon emissions. So, turn off your computer any time you are not on it and eliminate the screen saver function which uses more energy than the sleep mode.
4) A Mug of Your Own
Every year in America alone, consumers throw away 25 billion polystyrene cups and 25 billion individual water bottles, most of which end up in land fills. Again, think of the world wide consumption rates! Instead, buy a reusable To-Go mug and a bottle that you can refill with water.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO BIODEGRADE?
Brown Paper Bag — 1 to 5 months
Cigarette Butts and Filters — 12 Years
Plastic Bags, Caps, and Lids — Decades Aluminum Cans — 2 to 5 Centuries
Styrofoam Clamshell Containers (to-go boxes) Virtually Forever
Love Mother Earth with all your Heart
Thank You! :o)