Green is the New Black

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Green is the New Black

What if you knew that you were destroying the earth every day, minute, hour, second of your life time? People, humans, are harming the earth. Without recycling everything we use, reducing pollution from cars and machines, or cutting back on water use, we hurt our only home, the earth. Lost every second, another 1.5 acres of rainforest to land development and deforestation, with tremendous losses to habitats. Another 36 U.S. states anticipating local, statewide water shortages, 64 million tons of materials are going to landfills. Ready to start going-green yet? We can recycle our garbage, have clean efficient machines and cars, or simply use less water. These every day things can change a lot in the way you live and to the planet.

If we continue to not recycle, not conserve energy, or clean air, we will kill our home and eventually us humans. Throwing away items that can be recycled diminishes energy, water and natural resources that can be saved by recycling. House hold batteries and electronics often contain dangerous chemicals that may, if sent to a local landfill, leak through the bottom barrier and pollute the ground water. This can contaminate everything from the soil in which our food grows and to the water which will eventually come out of aquifers into our tap water, many of these chemicals cannot be removed from the drinking water supply. Or from the crops that are harvested from contaminated fields. The risks to human health are monstrous. If you think that’s bad news here is more. Did you know 137 is the number of plant, animal, and insect species lost every day to rainforest deforestation? This equals roughly 50,000 species per year. This can be very bad to the human race, losing so many specie...

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By going-green it can save our home and help it from diminishing beneath our feet. By making better choices as an indivial we can save our home and keep us healthy along with it. We can recycle simple produces, turn down the thermostat, and use less water. By doing these things we can save our home one green at a time. So go on, help save our home, your home, go green.

Works Cited

"What’s the Problem"

Go Green Initiative. 2007-2009. Web. 10 Mar. 2010.


"Why to Go Green: Getting Techie, Why to Go Green, Why to Go Green? Top Ten Tips, Why to Go Green: By the Numbers"

Discovery Communications, LLC. The number-one nonfiction media company. 2010. Web. 30 Mar. 20010.

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