But what can you do to make it a Healthy Planet? You are only
Can you as just one among billions honestly make a difference.
Large companies create so much waste our little homes look
But have you ever seen the movie "Its a Wonderful Life"? Here
is a guy who thinks the world would be better off without him.
He never made a difference. But you know what, he
really did make a difference.
One person can make a difference in the lives and the world around them.
It all has to start somewhere. If not with you than who?
If not today then when?
Step up and be that person who takes that step in the right direction.
Start the snowball rolling and become part of the solution.
Start by Making Your World Healthy
Your house, your car, your yard - that is your little world.
The best way to make the planet healthy is by making the
things around you greener. Think about the environment you live in
everyday when you make decisions.
This is a world small enough for you to make changes that make a
The Best Part is...
You don't have to change your entire life. Make the simple
changes around your house that really can make a difference.
A Healthy Planet starts by Thinking Globally but Acting
5 easy steps towards a healthy home and a healthy planet
- This can be as easy as putting the 'trash' into a different bin
Usage - Install low flow faucets and shower heads.
Put a timer system on the sprinklers.
Electicity Usage - Install low energy flourescent lights.
Don't be afraid to flip that switch when you walk out the
- More and more companies sell some great 'green' stuff. Look
for recycle materials and environmentally safe products. It
is safer for the planet and your family.
- Support companies that do their part. Making a healthy
planet is their job too!
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It comes down to making choices.
We make them everyday.
It just takes a little effort to change habits.
Think about what you do and what you buy. Is there
a different way that isn't more expensive of more difficult?
It can be as easy as using a safe, non toxic cleaner or using a water
filter pitcher instead of buying the bottled water. Both save
the planet from waste and your family from toxins. A win-win
It doesn't take a lot and you don't have to stop living your life.
Here are a few examples of what my family is doing:
We take advantage of the city's recycling program.
Now instead of almost 2 trash bins (we have a family of 8)
for the garbage man each week we have one that isn't even full.
The other 'trash' goes in the recycle bin and not the
We use highly concentrated household cleaners.
One little bottle (16oz) makes 48 gallons of cleaner.
So one bottle compared to 192 32oz plastic cleaner bottles in
the landfill. A bonus on our end - the concentrated cleaner
costs $12, the 32oz bottles cost about $3 each. Thats $12
compared to $576. It's almost like I am getting paid to 'go
We use a water filter. It is just a little
pitcher - you put tap water in and get clean non-toxic water out.
I get 80 gallons of clean water for each little filter.
Thats 640 16oz water bottles. Another huge savings
for the landfill and my wallet. About $20 for the filter
compared to around $300 (and thats if the bottles cost less than 50
It's not a lot and it's not all we do but just image if everyone in your neighborhood did those simple things. If 100
families used concentrated cleaner and a water filter and just used one
filter and one cleaner bottle it would save over 8000 plastic bottles
from the landfill.
Now image that number if the entire city did the same. How
about the county, the state or even the whole country. Just
those 2 little things could save a mountain worth of trash and we
havent even mentioned the reduction in pollution from the shipping and
manufacturing of all those bottles.
Now can you see how one person doing their one little thing can turn
into a healthy planet revolution?
It just takes action. Take the first step and you will be on
your way towards a healthy life and a healthy planet.
The simple act of cleaning your sink can change the world...