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What does "going green" mean?

Going 'green' does not only involve recycling...going green involves much more.

Basically, going green means to live life, as an individual as well as a community,in a way that is friendly to the natural environmental and is sustainable for the earth. It means contributing towards maintaining the natural ecological balance in the environment, and preserving the planet and its natural systems and resources. It also means taking steps, whether big or small, to minimize the harm you do to the environment (including the carbon footprints you leave behind), as a result of inhabiting this planet.


In practice, going green means adopting five basic principles in your daily life:

Reduce pollution

- Conserve resources

- Conserve energy

- Reduce consumption and waste

- Protect the earth's ecological balance

All five principles are important in protecting the environment from harm, as well as helping to ensure that living (for humans and other creatures) on earth is sustainable.So if you adopt some practices under each of the above principles in your daily life, you will make a difference!


This article has been borrowed from the all-recycling-facts.com. 




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This image is credited to the Victory Gardens website.


Celebrities talk about "THE THREE Rs: RECYCLE, REUSE, REDUCE".


For more information about ways to Go Green:

Your Carbon Footprint

Recycling

Living Sustainably

Composting

Global Warming




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