What does it take to protect the planet and its inhabitants? Even if you consider yourself a climate change skeptic and have doubts about the human contribution to global warming, it still makes sense to protect the good health of the planet on which we live. One area in which most everyone agrees is with waste- we produce far too much of it and fail to recycle and reuse items whenever possible. A web service created to help with this effort is Earth911.com.
Recycle, Recycle, Recycle
Earth911.com wants to encourage the people, corporations, and governments of the world to create less waste and reuse items whenever feasible. Its efforts are broad and cover such areas as:
Home and Garden
Art & Entertainment
Recycling can include far more items than many people realize and Earth911.com wants to educate consumers on the ins and outs of reuse. Some of the advice is obvious, like recycling batteries and aluminum cans. But there is far more in your home or workplace that can be recycled and sadly, most people are completely unaware of this fact. One example is recycling leftover grease for use as fuel. Another is the recycling of rooftop shingles into asphalt for paving roads. These, and other innovative ideas like them, form the cornerstone of Earth911.com and help make it one of the most useful waste- reduction resources on the internet.
Protect the Planet
Earth911.com is mainly a reference tool, but the service is also useful for educational activities for children and others. In the Get Involved section of the site, for instance, curious individuals can learn how to start a community recycling program; how to upcycle old clothing rather than discarding it; how to find creative uses for old furniture; etc. There are even some do-it-yourself projects for those who would like to learn how to make everything from candles to toothpaste to household cleaners using ordinary items found in the typical home.
Do Your Part Today
Green living doesn’t have to be inconvenient. A small change here and there can add up to a greener, cleaner planet and can even save you money in the short and long run. Earth911.com is a very handy resource for reducing waste and its advice can be adapted and followed by most anyone with little effort. Logon to the site today and find out how you can reduce your waste and preserve the Earth for future generations.
Copyright 2013, Bryan Carey