Reduce Reuse Recycle
Recycling a plastic bottle or two isn’t going to directly make major changes towards pollution, but looking at it from a different perspective could give us better results. Challenging our everyday habits, and be willing to improve them to an extent that it becomes the regular standards of our everyday lifestyles could truly improve the current struggle. For example, we could take a look at how we commute to work, schools, buy food etc..
What do we drive?
We drive cars, many cars diverse in size and in the way they pollute our planet. For example some vehicle companies such as Toyota sell cars that tend to pollute less than regular cars such as the hybrid cars. According to the article Hybrid Cars — Pros and Cons by Philip Dunn “a normal, fuel efficient car that has two motors. An electric motor and a gasoline-powered motor. It also has a special system to capture braking energy to store in an on-board battery.” Dunn points out that not only this vehicle is very economical but it is a great ecological option!
Talking about reducing, there is also the existence of electric cars that greatly help in reducing greenhouse gas emission and erase all costs of gas!
Anfrom Union of Concerned Scientists, in treehugger.com Concerned Scientist explains how “When charged exclusively with renewable electricity like solar or wind, charging and operating an EV can be nearly emission free.” Although these cars tend to be more expensive than conventional one, they still make a better impact on our planet and leave little to no fuel cost! Also as many of us know that we are running out of many natural resources such as gasoline fuel it is just a matter of time to until we can’t afford it. So why not consider the option now?
The way we consume is a major factor to pollution. We must think of what happens to all those non-biodegradable material discarded in the land field. More likely, they will not disappear, at least not right away and land field space will accumulate and release toxic chemicals that will contribute to pollution and impact wildlife. Last summer my family and I visited the Jacksonville Science & History Museum and they had an exhibit that covered an entire floor just talking about this issue. They were explaining how waste from manure and fertilizers were reaching the aquifer that is in return were destroying one of the most precious natural resource Florida has: the water springs. They also talked about big companies pumping spring water were affecting it’s flowing. They displayed many images which were showing before and after their impact, and it was really chocking to see how much and how fast some springs degraded due to pollution.