As a New Yorker you’re probably aware that you live in a city with many environmental issues. You also probably think that in such big cities there are always problems with air pollution. Now the problem is that, according to research conducted last year, air pollution in New York has increased and led to increased risk of getting cardiovascular diseases, including stroke. It doesn’t matter in which part of the city you live in, merely inhaling the air will increase your risk of ending up with a clogged artery. So what should we do? Don’t breathe? Well, that’s kinda hard. Keep quiet and live on? Well, we could, but we won’t. As a responsible citizens we must fight the air pollution any way we can, and in this article we’ll show you how.
Being eco-friendly is something that becomes more and more important not every year, but every day. It’s a new way of life we need to embrace. Being eco-friendly means living with intent and living with a meaning of creating a better tomorrow. Your intent, among others, from now on, must be focused on conserving and not harming the environment. You are not only a citizen of New York, you’re also a citizen of the planet earth and your duty is to protect it. Never forget that this planet gave you a home and the food you eat.
Start waking up and becoming aware of the choices you make. Think how those choices affect the ones around you, including your environment. Consume items that cause minimal harm to the nature and try lessening your carbon imprint in the nature. We know you have to live in a house and drive a car, but you should act with the proper responsibility in order to actually be able to decrease your effects on environment. Take care of your littering, reuse your items as much as you can, use energy efficient products and conserve water and electricity in your home.
Whether you live in a house or apartment, you should always have a little garden that will literally act as your personal living air purifier. If you have a yard, with the proper back garden design you can enjoy your own little piece of heavenly lands. You can grow a few vegetables and some nice herbs or you can just plant beautiful flowers. If you live in an apartment, you could become an urban gardener. An urban garden can really be the answer to reducing air pollution. With your own garden you will enjoy 40% more fresh air than before and you’ll also enjoy free organic food. Whenever you can plant trees, trees not only give us oxygen but also food, timber, shelter and many other things.
Support others and educate!
Join green groups to learn more how to fight against pollution. You can join different environmental groups in NY and educate others to become more nature-friendly.
Being eco-friendly is much more from simply turning off the lights when you leave the room or recycling your garbage. It is a way of life and it’s about changing the purpose of the way you live.
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