When it comes to the 3 R’s (reduce, reuse, recycle), the best place to start is at the beginning of the phrase. Reducing will impact the environment in a positive way far more than reusing or recycling, because the truth is that even items that get reused will eventually end up either in a recycling plant or in a landfill. Recycling items uses energy that doesn’t need to be used when reducing or reusing.
But since we need stuff, we need to find a way to use (or not use) stuff in a way that will cause the least harm … Read more
Helping the environment is not an easy task. Most environmental problems are not caused by one or two individuals, but by collective actions that harm the environment. However, by being one of the people who does care about the environment and wants to help, you’ll be joining a collective group of people who are taking the same actions as yourself. Together, these actions can make a difference.
The first three items on this list of 4 everyday ways to help the environment are the 3 R’s – reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Reduce means to use less of something. … Read more
When it’s hot and sunny, you can wear clothes that keep you cool and slather on the sunscreen. Or you can wear loose-fitting, lightweight clothes that protect you from the sun, and wear sunscreen on exposed skin.
In rain, wear a waterproof rain jacket with a hood, rain pants, and boots. If it’s warm and rainy, you could wear shorts instead of pants. Also, pants and shorts don’t have to be waterproof, but they should be made … Read more
When I was a kid, I always stayed inside when it rained. I played outside in the sunshine, under clouds, and in the snow, but rainy days were never seen as an invitation to go outside.
When I got a job working at a camp, we took the kids hiking in all types of weather, including rain on cold days. Since we lived in Ohio, and the kids had come prepared to spend a couple of nights, everyone had rain coats or ponchos. Rain drops bounced off the top of my head and dripped off of leaves. Alongside the trail, … Read more