|Many have called me a tree hugger but when I look back at my daily activities, I seriously doubt I will win any tree hugging award. Nevertheless, I try to do my best to minimize my ecological footprint. I drive the 32km to work everyday but I carpool. The majority of drivers going my way are single drivers. Imagine if half those cars would carry another passenger? Imagine the reduction in cars on the road, let alone the reduction in energy and pollution. If everbody does that little bit for our environment, imagine the benefits. For example, recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for 3 hours and reduces pollution by 95%. I don't advocate destroying what society has built and "green" everything as that will not be acceptable to us, including myself. However, we need to strike a balance between our lifestyle and the environment. We need to be conscience of the activites we do everyday to minimize the impact we have on our environment. Remember, we live in a closed biosphere and what goes around will come around to haunt us eventually, if it is not already affecting us.
The future of green is now. Technology has brought us destruction and hopefully technology will save us. Treehugger is a daily online magazine that provides information on modern aesthetic products and services that are environmentally responsible. Some of the products they discover are very exicting and interesting, at least to me it is.
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