While some people think that it is just too much of an effort to –think green and live green–the environment is
what will suffer and many animals are certain to become distinct. Playing a part in reducing the carbon fallout
on the Planet Earth is a role that anyone and everyone can play, regardless of age or where they live.
Sunday mornings are usually a time when the newspapers are read and poured over for all of the multiple
advertisements they contain. They are read a section at a time usually with morning coffee, and then tossed
aside. This can go on for almost an entire morning, depending on how many sections the Sunday Papers contain.
When finally they are finished being read many have a habit,(almost without thinking), of gathering them,
section by section, and placing them in the trash. Stop! Save the earth by saving the newspapers and advertisement pages and using them instead to light the fireplace, outdoor grill, or place under the mulch in the garden.
Recycling-Torn or One of a Pair of Missing Socks
Socks are great to use for dusting. They work well when cleaning the blinds. Put your hand into one of the socks, place it on top of one of the slats, and dust both the upper and lower slat at the same time. For washing the slats dip your hand, with sock into a mixture of Baking Soda and water. Do the same thing to wash the blinds after being dusted. Use a dry sock to dry the blinds. Launder the socks and reuse them for another chore at another time.
Recycling-Old Cotton Tee Shirts
Torn Tee Shirts are great to use to wash the car. Take two buckets and fill one with water and the other with
baking soda in water and a dry tee shirt. Use one to rinse the car, the other to wash and the third to dry. Tee
shirts are reusable so instead of throwing them out clean them and hang them to dry and use again.
Produce-Fruits and Vegetables
Buy home grown produce whenever possible. Purchasing them from the local farms or growing them in
back yards will keep our farmers recycling the soil. We will be assured of eating fresh produce minus all
those chemicals being sprayed on them. Even those that do not have large gardens can plant tomatoes, small green onions, radishes or a variety of herbs (usually purchased) in boxes outside on the patio.
Buy and use Baking Soda and Vinegar in place of store bought disinfections and spray deodorants to help keep chemicals out of the atmosphere. Both are very inexpensive and clean most anything using little effort. Open a box of baking soda and keep it in each bathroom. It eliminates odors without using the spray cans that are tossed into the garbage instead of being recycled. Baking soda and vinegar poured weekly down the drains, will result in having them smell sweet and clean.
There are many ways to Save the Environment – some take more effort than others – but the above suggestions take little effort, time or expense and anyone can do it-as long as they are not hospitalized.