September 7th, 2011
Looking to reduce our carbon imprint is an important and viable goal. This is especially true in the cities such as Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania as a whole is a pretty conscientious state when it comes to reducing carbon emissions and finding ways to be more sensitive to the planet and the environment.
Families have many simple options that they can implement to be more earth friendly. Some of the simplest ways to start is to be certain to recycle as much as possible and to reduce any unnecessary waste from your daily habits. Plastic grocery bags can be recycled and should be considered an easy way to be more earth conscious. Certain retail and grocery outlets readily make available the ability for people to bring in their plastic bags for recycling. Kohl-s is one of those companies.
Another great way to be more eco friendly, is to cut down on unnecessary doubling of running errands. This not only reduces carbon emissions, but it can save substantially on gas. With today-s out of control gas prices and a tightening economy this is a great way to help save money and the planet. Also change your car-s air filter and make sure the tires are inflated to the correct pressure. These small things can effect carbon output and gas consumption as well.
When planning errands look, to find ways to reduce having to go by the same area twice within a few day time period. If you know that you are going to need to go to a store later in the week right next to a store you need to go to today, try to scrap the extra mileage and complete the errand earlier.
Another great way to help out the planet is to buy products that are packaged in recyclable materials instead of ones that are not. This can lessen the impact on the landfills and provide more sustainable recyclable materials for repackaging.