We have all heard of the basic ways to help conserve and protect our local environment. For those of us who want to do more, here are 4 more ways you can help.
1. Buy local, buy organic! When you buy local, organic produce, not only are you contributing to the local economy, but you are helping to reduce the amount of fuel, pesticides and other chemicals that are involved in getting your food to you!
2. Don’t just recycle, compost! Believe it or not, composting simple kitchen scraps and leftover food is much easier than it sounds and you will be astounded how much it will reduce the amount you throw away every week!
3. Get involved! Get involved in local beach cleanup and other environmentally friendly events! It’s a great way to meet likeminded people, make friends, and help your local environment at the same time!
4. Speak up! Tell friends and family about steps you are taking to reduce your impact, and speak up at work and whenever you see something that could be more environmentally friendly!