Holly and Heather’s Helpful Hint: Embrace the Environment

by helpinghandstwins

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We recently watched a documentary on the impact we as humans are having on the earth. While we hear rumors from time to time of films pushing certain agendas, in general we find documentaries to be researched and informative. This one was full of historical facts about our environment here on earth over thousands of years and the impact we have had on the earth for the last 50 to 100 years. There were plenty of scientists interviewed and visits to other countries around the world.  It talked about the dangerous impact we are having on the earth from everything to forest fires, automobile emissions and energy usage.  It also gave projections into the future on the “health” of our planet based on how we are living our lives now.  Throughout the documentary we kept thinking “What will it suggest we do to help protect our environment?”

Interestingly enough, how we can help the earth is pretty simple, mostly things we all know about and just have to do:  turn the lights off when you leave a room, unplug things when you are not using them, plant a tree.  Bigger things that are harder to do but equally important are: utilizing solar and wind for power and going hybrid or electrical for your car.  These are more controversial but the thought is there for a cleaner way of living.

This week we celebrate Earth Day.  There are tons of things going on you can get involved with from local park and public space clean-ups to recycling your old electronics days.  Do your part, even if you just clean out your own house or plant a vegetable garden.  According to this documentary, we, in a global effort, have repaired that hole in the ozone layer!  We can do anything!