Motivating people to recycle and to live in a way that does not affect the global climate will benefit our environment. Recycling is a major resource that we can use to help the Rainforest. If we recycle we help decrease solid waste disposal. By doing this we use less new materials and more recycled materials. Recycling helps us not to depend on a certain resources; we can reuse our trash to produce the same product without being so dependant on one item.
Living in an environmentally sound community is crucial to the world. Anything we can do to emit less carbon dioxide is welcomed. We can do little things to add up to the greater cause. Taking action towards change, such as taking public transportation, walking, and riding a bike instead of driving, can help fight global warming. If any of this does not interest you, carpooling is a great alternative. Going to the grocery market with a cloth bag instead of using plastic or paper bags is a big help. We use 100 billion bags a year made from plastics and certain oils, and if we stop we can affect the climate in a positive way. Simple things like having windows that are not covered by curtains to let sunlight in. In return, your energy cost is lower and you are reducing carbon emissions. If it is possible, you can switch to CFL light bulbs. They use up one-third less energy than regular light bulbs.
There are plenty of things you can do in your household. You can turn off electrical devices like your television or radios when you are not using them. You can also turn off the lights in rooms that you are not in. Something else you can do to help the rainforest and global climate change is taking a shower rather than taking a bath. When you take a shower you save nearly one half of the water of regular baths. Washing your clothes in cold water instead of hot or warm water is much better for the environment. Saving water is a big way you can help because a lot of electricity and mechanics are put into filtrating water
Not buying bottled water is something else. Plastic is a major cause of green house gases and by not buying bottled water we can reduce it. Another tip when going to the grocery store is buying fresh meat and produce, frozen food produces 90% more emissions than fresh food because it needs to be prepared and shipped from different locations. Many of the beef that is bought and transferred to the United States is found in fast-food restaurants. In 1993 and 1994 200 million pounds of beef were transferred to the U.S. This entailed that the more beef and produce that were being sold at the time, the more acres of the rainforest were being cleared out.