Monday, May 24, 2010
Simple Things to Do to Care for Planet Earth
The Catholic Coalition for Climate Change has a great website. One of their handy features are lists of things anyone can do to care for God's creation.
Here is a list of 25 "Everyday Approaches" that are great activities for families and individuals: http://www.catholicsandclimatechange.org/pdf/Everyday_Approaches.pdf
The list covers the following topics, giving some details around each one: recycling, washing clothes in cold water, using tupperware, fixing leaks and drips, using energy-efficient light bulbs, buying local, carpooling, walking, eating more veggies and less beef, planting a tree, assessing your home's energy use, turning off lights, and so on. Tips are also given for school and work and parishes.
I work with the Department of Energy in my day job, and many of these things are from the DOE. In other words, these activities really do make a difference, and are the correct things to do.