Environmental concerns are on the rise. Recycling, carpooling and conserving natural resources are all at the top of the list as far as improving the quality of our own lives and of Earth. It can be a real challenge to consider that the seemingly miniscule choices we make each day can have far reaching impact, even reaching generations ahead.
So, what can you and your family do to improve the air quality in your pocket of the world?
Warm weather means grilling out for many of us. Instead of using charcoal in your grill get a propane or natural gas grill that burns cleaner. As far as your food is concerned, you won’t be eating the same amount of carcinogens that charcoal leaves on your food so you’ll be healthier and the air will be cleaner.
Program your thermostat. It may mean dressing a little warmer in the winter and a little cooler in the summer. Keeping your thermostat set at 78 in the summer and 68 in the winter means less energy you’re using and that equates with cleaner air. Some home units allow you to control rooms individually so you can adjust them based upon when you’re home and when the rooms are being used.
Add insulation. Adding insulation to your home and even your hot water heater will make it more energy efficient and that in turn means less air pollution.
Walk. If you have access to public transportation, can ride your bike or are close enough to walk then leave your car at home and use your other transportation options. Your chiropractor will tell you that walking is good for your health, including your back pain and neck pain so take advantage of the benefits of your own two feet and enjoy the warmer temperatures at the same time.
Making an impact in your neighborhood, city and even the world is really easier than you may think. Changes sometimes happen slowly but without individuals committing to make changes happen, there really is little hope for making the world a better place to live. It really does start with people just like you.