You know you want to make some resolutions. You saw what was happening in 2012 as the years of pushing carbon gases into the atmosphere created more and more and more extreme weather events . You want to do something right ? Here's some from ENN that we've reprinted below. They are easy and a good start, but we will come back to this theme alot.
1. Remember to Turn Off The Lights (and Save Energy)
Turning off your lights when you leave the room is one of the easiest ways to save electricity and be more energy efficient. If you already have your light usage under control, try fitting your home with energy efficient light bulbs. For more ideas on maximizing your energy efficiency click here.
2. Vow To Spend More Time Outdoors (and Visit A National Park)
This past year I have spent far too many weekends sitting in front of the television and far too little time outside. For this upcoming year I plan to visit either a National, State, or local park at least every three months. To find a National Park near you, click here.
3. Get Educated on Green Issues
For this upcoming year I plan to try to stay up to date on environmental and nature related news. As a blog writer I try to keep up to date, but I am constantly reminded of how much is happening that I don’t know . To address my gap in knowledge my goal is to read at least one article a day.
4. Stand Up For An Issue You Believe In
Taking a stand for an issue can be as simple of a commitment as signing an online petition, or as life changing as vowing to become a vegetarian because you disagree with how the meat industry is run. It is hard to put into words how satisfying it is to stand up for something you believe in. This past year I was lucky enough to go get the opportunity to go to Washington DC and lobby for a cause very close to my heart and this upcoming year I plan to continue supporting the cause and to get the courage to stand up for other things I believe in.