With a few simple habit changes and pro-active actions, you can reduce your adverse impact on the environment and encourage local biodiversity.
1) Buy organic foods. While organic certification doesn’t guarantee that your food is 100% free of pesticides, organic growers are held to criteria of minimal pesticide use.
2) Reduce or eliminate pesticides and fertilizer. Consider getting rid of your lawn, especially if you live in an arid region. Instead, plant native plants that are well adapted to your area. This will reduce the need to use pesticides and fertilizers.
3) Restore habitat in your yard. If you have a yard, consider turning it into a mini-wildlife sanctuary
4) Restore habitat in your community. If you don’t have a yard, consider volunteering on an ecological restoration project in your area.
5)Reduce your consumption. This is arguably the action that will have the biggest positive impact on the environment. The more we reduce our demand for new resources, the less habitat will be destroyed to get those resources or the energy to make those products, and the less waste goes into the landfill
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