Actions We Can Take to Save Biodiversity
There are specific actions that we can take in order to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. Reducing our dependence will curb our consumption and help prevent the further disruption of critical habitats.
• Buy energy efficient vehicles and appliances.
• Walk, bike, carpool, or ride the bus whenever possible. Becoming less dependent on the car is often most difficult habit to kick. But if you stick with it, you’ll find that walking and biking is a satisfying and healthy way to commute.
• Living near school, work or easily accessible public transportation is a terrific way to reduce your dependence on fossil fuels. Life can be so beautifully simple without a stressful commute across town to go to work or the grocery store. Also, many people are finding that working from home is a great way to save money while reducing dependence on fossil fuels. Freelance writers and executive assistants are just a few fields that offer great work-from-home opportunities. Or if working exclusively at home isn’t an option, many employers are becoming increasingly flexible when it comes to reducing your commute one day a week. A four day work week will mean one less drive and a three day weekend!
• Purchase clean energy from your electric provider. More and more utility companies are offering alternative energies. A simple call is all it takes! This is only a short list of strategies for reducing our fossil fuel dependence. There's a lot more you can do to help alleviate our use of fossil fuels. Not only will it help us conserve what is left of these nonrenewable resources, it will directly help preserve our precious biodiversity.