Check out Green Thing, www.dothegreenthing.com, a not-for-profit community with endorsers/advisors Dr. Maathai and Cathy Zoi (who runs Gore's ACP). The site gives community members one, simple Green Thing to do every month and builds up a program of sustainable behaviour one easy step at a time. Each Green Thing is brought alive with fabulous creativity using videos and podcasts and music and creatures from some of the best artists, directors, designers, composers, animators, etc around.
There's never been a more urgent time to reduce your carbon footprint. With the U.S. government still opting out of mandatory emissions cuts, it's up to every individual, business owner and city or state government to take steps. So here are 10 ways to get you started in the new year:
(1) Step-up Recycling and Composting. Recycling prevents carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by saving the energy it takes to make products from new materials and by saving the energy it takes to incinerate or landfill what we discard.