If everyone in America simply separated the paper, plastic, glass and aluminum products from the trash and tossed them into a recycling bin, we could decrease the amount of waste sent to landfills by 75 percent. Currently, it takes an area the size of Pennsylvania to dump all our waste each year.
The more I started to know and answer my "whys," I saw that not only was this information power, but it was so simple and environmentally friendly, while at the same time it allowed me live the life I wanted to live. I didn't and don't have to make big sacrifices in my daily life. None of us do.
TRY TO FLUSH ONE LESS TIME PER DAY
You'll save about 4.5 gallons of water—as much as the average person in Africa uses for a whole day of drinking, cooking, bathing and cleaning.
I think people have been waiting for this type of perspective, which shows that you can have it all. You can work, run a home, play and make simple shifts in your daily habits and make a significant impact on healing and helping this planet. I know that's what I was so desperately looking for. How can we give up the least, have the most in our lives and make a difference?