We have created a guide that helps you change over a few of your everyday habits and consumption, into more ‘earth-friendly’ resources. Whether you ‘believe’ in climate change or not, you should believe that as a Christian you are mandated to take care of the planet (if doubting, check out Genesis 1:26). So here are a few quick facts on why YOU should change:
–We need trees for oxygen, air-filtering, climate regulating and providing habitats for over 90% of land dwellers. Each year 18 million acres (think 20 football fields every minute) is chopped down. This deforestation is made possible by our paper usage (17% off all trees go to paper making). Which the loss of forest contributes to 12-17% of greenhouse gas emissions.
–We need clean water. Water keeps everyone living, no surprise there. Unfortunately many products that get flushed or washed into our waterways, like bleach, are carcinogenic which is harmful to humans. Chemicals like ammonia, phosphorus and petroleum are key ingredients in most cleaning products, so when you do laundry or wash your dishes, you are shooting them right into the local water system.
–We need clean air. Since WW2 over 85,000 chemicals have been produced and are commonly used in homes, and have not had significant testing or approval by the EPA. When we spray aerosol cleans or fresheners we make our indoor air quality 200-1000 times more volatile to our health and to the environment
–We need healthy bodies. Experts say there are around 60 toxic chemicals in your home that come from commonly used products. These chemicals can also be found in body embalming fluids and other products that are consistently damaging to the body.
After all these facts you still might not be convinced. So then I say, take the approach of treading very lightly on Gods good earth. His very first command to Adam and Eve was to cultivate his creation. I ask you are your products you use everyday…are they cultivating, or harming the planet?
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