University of California
Type of paper: Thesis/Dissertation Chapter
What can be done to reduce air pollution
Smog now darkens the sky in cities the world over, and the air we all breathe is increasingly contaminated with particulate matter and carbon monoxide. These pollutants are hazardous to human and environmental health.Gandhi said once :Be the change you want to see in the world. So how can you personally clean up the air? You might be surprised to learn how much your efforts can help.First you should rethink your transportation.You can take the bus or the metro instead of going somewhere by car. Taking a bus or train to work, school or any other activity has a lot of advantages. Aside from doing your part to reduce air pollution, you’ll have extra time to read, knit, do crosswords, or people watch. Taking public transportation is also safer than driving, and will probably help reduce your anxiety level since you won’t have to deal with rush hour traffic.
You should try walking or cycling too.The second thing that only depends to you is recycling. I am sure that you all know a lot about recycling but there are some useful tips that you may not know.Try to buy items that come in glass containers so you can reuse them over and over again. Plastic is reusable, too, but be careful reusing it too often to store food, since chemicals can leach from the plastic into the food over time. Make a compost pile in your yard, into which you can throw your vegetable peelings and other food scraps. After you’ve tended your pile for a few months, you’ll have rick, black compost you can use to feed your garden. You can also consider rethinking your heathing and cooling habbits and conserving energy.