What we leave behind for our future generations will influence the way they look back at us. We are damaging our planet at an accelerated rate. Is this what we want to be remembered for? Yes, people are starting to realize that we may be doing irreparable damage to the planet. There are many organizations fighting to repair this damage, and educate people on how they can help reduce the effect that we are having on Earth, and on our future generations.
The major pollutants are factories and other big industrial units. But laws have been written to ensure that the big time polluters have to abide by environmental friendly rules. There is nothing that we can do to change that, except protest and make a stand. But as an individual, there are a lot of ways in which we can decrease the damage that we are doing. Here are a few tips on how we can use our natural resources smartly, to ensure that we leave less of a carbon footprint.
One of the major areas where, as individuals, we impact the environment is in housing. There are many ways in which we can make a home eco friendly. It is more expensive, but the amount of money that you save, once you start living in an eco friendly house, will offset what you paid to build it. These green buildings use as much renewable resources as possible.
Lighting up your home
One of the best inventions in recent times is daylighting systems. People have realized that they spend too much time in closed up surroundings, with no access to natural light. By installing daylighting systems in their home, they can now make sure that they and their family have access to the healing rays of the sun, which provides much needed vitamin D for the body.
By installing daylighting systems, the benefits they get are innumerable.
· Their family is exposed to the sun daily and are healthier
· Their electricity bill goes down
· They are being eco friendly
· By installing daylighting systems, you get a federal tax rebate
· Houses that have daylighting systems installed, fetch a better price when it is time to sell
You are making a wise choice by making a decision to live in a green building. Your children and grandchildren will thank you for this choice!