How do we “Go Green” and how does that “help the environment”?

Recycling was introduced during the 1970s and became a popularly engaged issue since the first Earth Day in April of 1973. The world was becoming more aware of the limited resources and alternatives to save the environment from deteriorating. Since the seventies, the slogan, “Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle” became engrained in the minds of the American people and continued on until the Green Movement began, which drove people into a new way of living. Green was no longer just the color of grass; it became the way to living a sustainable life and appreciating all the resources nature has to offer; water, food and all kinds of energy. The world relies on all the resources there are and because they are necessities to live, however, less resources are becoming available for all. Thus, in order to “go green” and contribute to the betterment of our world, we all as individuals need to do four things:

  1. We need to REDUCE our consumption of resources to improve the commons rather than bring tragedy to it.
  2. We should REUSE material resources to prevent the overflow of trash that creates landfills, which pollutes the air.
  3. We need to RECYCLE what we can so that fewer goods are being improperly disposed of.
  4. We all should APPRECIATE what nature offers and provides to us because in valuing nature and all that we have, we are less likely to overuse and take resources for granted.


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