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Working for a Better Environment

Pollution is the main cause for the negative impacts in the environment and this affects many people living in California.

Fortunately, there are organizations that help to reduce and prevent pollution issues especially in areas where pollution is concentrated the most. Communities for a Better Environment (CBE) is an organization, which focuses on many kinds of environmental issues that affect color and working class communities in California.

CBE was initially formed in Chicago during the Environmental Movements of the 1970s. The time period of the Envionmental Movement was a very significant time period in the United States history. At the time, millions of Americans decided to participate in the first Earth Day week of April 16th  through the 22nd  in 1970, because they were concerned about the environmental problems that was affecting their health.

If you would like to become involve in project having to do with helping out the environment, you can visit : CBE

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Controllig Water Expenditures

Controllig Water Expenditures

-By Luisa Fabiola Gonzalez

During this tough times of economic crisis everyone wants to save money in any way possible.  In addition, saving water could increase the life of existing septic systems.

According to an article called Protecting Our Waters, conserving water could do the following:

“Conserving water within a municipal water system will reduce household expenses, increase treatment plant efficiency, and reduce the amount of electricity and chemicals needed to treat wastewater”.

This is why the following simple tips should be taken into consideration:

  1. Keep showers to under 5 minutes
  2. Use only a little water in the bathtub
  3. Turn off the water while brushing your teeth
  4. Put water in the sink when washing up
  5. Flush the toilet only when necessary. Don’t use it to flush tissues                            For more information, you can also visit the LADWP offers and programs. Remember, using water wisely can save you money.

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Methods of Transportation that Benefits Your Pockets and the Environment

-By Luisa Fabiola Gonzalez

The high gas prices in California are really frustrating to many people who commute from far away. Most Californians travel long distances from their homes to their schools or jobs. Looking at alternative ways to save money on gas, would be essential for todays long distance commuters. This is why the United States Department of Energy recommends drivers to drive more efficiently in order to save money.

Some of the tips suggested were: avoid aggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration and braking), using cruise control, or simply using other methods of transportation that could also benefit the environment because it will also help in diminish the high levels of pollution.  In order to learn more, you could check out Spare the Air to learn about other tips regarding saving money on gas and using other methods of transportation that could benefit the environment.

Feel free to share your methods?

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Pet Owners and their Responsibility to Improve Green Living Conditions

Having a pet means that a lot of reponsibility is required from you, the owner. Dogs and other types of pets like cats, just like humans love to live in clean and green areas not just because it looks beautiful but also because our planet needs to be taken care.

By Luisa Fabiola Gonzalez

If a dog owner, for example, is not responsible to watch after their pets necessities it could really affect the environmental and could cause health issues.

In general, your dogs’ interaction with people, wildlife, and natural areas must be monitored.

The Los Angeles county has provided dog owners with crucial information regarding responsabilities that should be taken into consideration to prevent environmental pollutions.

For more information regarding animal services and guidance, you can visit,

the Department of Public Works (DWP)or Los Angeles Animal Services

 

By Luisa Fabiola Gonzalez

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Saving Energy and Money Efficiently

 By Luisa Fabiola Gonzalez

Temperature conditions such as high Fahrenheit numbers during hot seasons are too frustrating for residents living in the valleys or deserted areas. Zones where the cold seasons are just too low for people living in mountainous areas is another problem. The problem that both living conditions mentioned above share in common is the fact that your wallet is the one suffering, when utility bills are due.

Much of you homes energy goes to the electronics we used for either cooling or heating. This is why making smart choices about your homes heating, ventilating and air conditioning  (HVAC) system is crucial.

Making smart decisions could have a positive impact on your health, environment and wallet. In order to make these positive changes visible you have to take a look at these steps Guide to Energy Efficient Heating & Cooling to increase efficiency of your cooling and heating systems. You can also join the ENERGY STAR partnership to save energy by using their products.

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