Monday, February 09, 2009

You Reap What You Sow

The theme of this post is concerned with our effect on the environment. I know that lately there has been a lot of talk, controversy and contradiction on the subject of Global Warming and on the effects we as humans impose on our environment, of which many are not too friendly with nature, so I am not going to write here about opinions or philosophies or other useless talk.
I think that the effects of global warming are visible, and if you still are not convinced, go outside and take a look around, you'll be sure to notice some differences. What I intend in this post is to add a few resources that each one of us could use in making a small effort towards living a greener life.
I know that there are many of us wanting to do something, no matter how small, to contribute to the saving of our environment and we may be wondering what can we do about it. Well, here are a few links from one of the most renowned authority in the domain, National Geographic, that might give us a starting point.
Greendex is a green index calculator, that can compute how environment friendly your current way of life is, and give you a general idea of what can you do to improve - feel free to give it a try (my index was 56). Preserve our planed is National Geographic's section on environment preservation where you can find information on global warming and other ecosystem and environment related information. The Green Guide is National Geographic's site with tips about leading a greener life.
These should give anyone a nice starting point in finding some answers about how can we work with our environment and not against it. I believe that it is very important for us to take action now because even with our small contributions we can make sure that we will leave a good home for the next generations.

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