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Why Reducing, Reusing and Recycling Really *Does* Help the Environment

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Consider in addition to saved landfill space, the reduction in greenhouse gases as manufacturing slows down, if the entire nation was to participate in a simple recycling practice.

Above and beyond, let's not forget about the methane gases produced by landfill, and reduced by our own conscious consumerism. Thus, recycling is win-win: Less manufacturing-related pollution, less methane gas causing the greenhouse effect, and an increasingly improved environment.

Thank goodness more and more people are participating nation-wide. And thank goodness people are caring more and more. There still may be some people who think that their "token" contribution to the environment will make no difference, so out of apathy they don't participate in the solution.

How wrong their assumption is!

All we have to do is google at the press of a button, and we have knowledge at our fingertips.

I have always had a motto:
"Big problems? Simple solutions".

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Knowledge is power:

"Yes we can". We can help to save the earth.

This is not the only way to help, of course. I will be researching the facts about air pollution and what we can do, and will write another article with more details. My aim will be to provide statistical facts such as those above, and my hope in so doing is to give us a message that whatever we do, really does, can and will make a difference.

Here is a first article in a series devoted to this subject. Please stay tuned. And, thanks for your help!

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This quote summarizes the nature of my concerns and the content of personal experiences which stir my activism: "Necessity is the plea for every infringement on human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves". --Paul (more...)

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of the world’s population, we consume about ... by Daniel Geery on Wednesday, Dec 3, 2008 at 4:58:13 PM
The problem has much more to do with inefficient u... by Kathryn Smith on Thursday, Dec 4, 2008 at 6:02:55 AM
Kathryn,I have been reflecting upon a subject whic... by aberamsay on Thursday, Dec 4, 2008 at 7:24:39 AM
In my neck of the woods, septic waste is recycled.... by camanokat on Friday, Dec 5, 2008 at 8:14:03 PM
I'm with you Kathryn. We need to do so much mo... by Suzana Megles on Thursday, Dec 4, 2008 at 8:18:03 AM
It's true that no singe person has the power t... by Publius on Thursday, Dec 4, 2008 at 9:37:12 AM
It works.There's more power in it than we thin... by Kathryn Smith on Thursday, Dec 4, 2008 at 12:50:35 PM
Anyone interested in reading about a truly remarka... by Suzana Megles on Thursday, Dec 4, 2008 at 1:22:05 PM