Our personal consumer choices have ecological, social, and spiritual consequences. It is time to re-examine some of our deeply held notions that underlie our lifestyles.
David Suzuki is practically a household name when it comes to learning about our planet and our impact upon it. For decades he has been wisely sounding the alarm that global warming is very real. We need to change our ways and the best time to that is right now. Each and every individual needs to get on board to reduce our carbon footprint.
The David Suzuki Foundation suggests some of the ways to make it happen:
- If you are in the market for a new automobile check out the ratings for the least polluting and power smart type
- At least one day of each week, either walk, cycle, take a bus or carpool with others to get to you destination that you ordinarily drive to.
- Rather than travel by air or even driving far for you vacation…enjoy your holiday closer to home.
- Select a home closer to where you work, within walking, cycling or public transit. If you a planning to move make your location choice based on how much you can reduce pollution and carbon greenhouse gas emissions.
- Reduce your personal and household draw on electrical energy by being conscientious about turning off unused lights and appliances.
- Buy energy smart appliances and conserve water usage.
- If your home needs renovations to improve heating find out how and do it.
- Refuse to wastefully consume foods…go natural and organic and local.
- Compost your kitchen waste and recycle bottles, cans, paper and cardboard.
Right now is as good a time as any to get serious about ways to improve our consumer choices and reduce the damage being done to our environment. Check out sites like The David Suzuki Foundation to find out more about this issue and many others of great importance to the sustainability of our planet.