March 5, 2010
There are many ways one can aid the environment around them. For example, hand washing dishes and avoiding disposable silverware and dinnerware, avoid driving everywhere, planting or gardening, eating out less or simply recycling. Being a college student, I have the option of driving everywhere but instead I decide to put my body to work by riding my bicycle especially over the summer to work. I hand wash all my dishes and I oppose using the dishwasher and hardly use disposable items like paper towels for cleaning. Manual labor is better. I believe the most important activity that I have done has been planting trees, flowers, or bushes on my parent’s property. The results of planting have many effects such as more shade for the house which permits the reduction in air conditioning during the summer heat as well as making the air around the yard prone to being clean due to the release of plant oxygen and carbon dioxide absorption.