Going Green Emily Carlson First Year Experience
What is Going Green? - Making choices that reduce, or even reverse the negative impact of your actions on the earth. - Being Conscious of our relationship to the planet. -When an indiviual "goes green" their thoughts become more consistent with supporting the planet and conserving its resources.
Why go green? - Population increase. - Protecting Water Purity. - Global Warming. - Waste Management. -Depletion of Rainforests.
Green washing is an unjustifiable claim that a company is environmentally friendly.
This is often used as an advertisement or sales ploy.
Motive is to increase sales and create a pro-environmet image or reputation.
Some culprits of greenwashing are GE, Exxon, Purdue, Fiji Water,and MANY more.
How Can You Go Green? Recycle. Cut Back On Energy Use. Reduce Waste. Buy More Natural and Organic Products. Reuse Objects, rather than Throwing them away. Reinvent Your old things and turn them into something new.
Baby Steps... It may seem drastic, but there are tons of little ways to start living a greener lifestyle..
Going green is an important new movement for everyone to participate in, because it an easy way to conserve resources and to protect the earth for future generations.
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