How Green Are You?


With so many people going out of their way to live ‘green’ lives, it got me thinking.

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How ‘green’ am I?

While I realized I’m much ‘greener’ than I thought, there are many things about my life that I would like to change so I can help keep our planet Earth healthy. I have yet to get my license, so I save a lot of gas there. I walk everywhere I go, unless I’m going with someone else so not only am I getting a ton of exercise, but I’m also carpooling; which I feel really great about.

You’d be surprised how much simply riding with someone else or taking the bus does for the environment. All of that pollution is no good for the environment. I’ve always been really into recycling, even before most people were. I think it’s important to take the time to separate your items and save the things that you can use again. I also go and get coffee often, so I decided to get my own coffee cup instead of wasting all the plastic at the local coffee shop.

You’d be surprised how many people don’t do this. It upsets me how much trash gets thrown away there, when it could be recycled and used again. Instead of drinking bottled water, I choose to use my own cups because there’s no point in wasting products. I’m also big on keeping my receipts when I’m out and about and taking them home so I can recycle them because if you leave them with the cashier, they’re going to end up throwing them in the trash.

While those are only a few things, I feel good about what I’m doing. I would love to have an energy friendly home one day, but that’s not something we can exactly afford right now. Hopefully in the future, we can change that. Using solar power would be really nice!

Now it’s your turn. How ‘green’ are you?

What kinds of things do you do that help the environment? Are there things you currently are doing that harm the environment, which you’d like to change?

Riya Menon
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