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More and more people are finally opting to do their part to go green and help our environment. Research now shows that the hidden dangers that are lurking in our water, air and soil, are even worse then once thought. Although one single individual can only do so much to help, each and every tiny step taken can only help to improve the situation. Before becoming overwhelmed with the thought, there are a few tips that can help newbies to know where to begin in their own personal fight against pollution.
Researching where the greatest needs are can help each of us understand what needs to be done first and foremost. Because our drinking water has become desperately polluted, it is one of the top priorities. Families can get involved in fighting water pollution by taking an hour or so out of each weekend to simply pick up trash, that if not cleaned up, may end up in our waterways. Using caution when applying fertilizer to flower beds and gardens can also help cut back on water pollution. Properly disposing of trash, especially recyclable materials is another small step in controlling pollution that can enter our water.
Air pollution is another area that needs quick attention. Unfortunately most of the air pollutants come from large factories, which a single individual can do little about. There are a few things that we can do to help though. Planting trees and bushes can help clean up the air, along with using the car less, even if you simply join a carpool once or twice a week or combine shopping trips to different stores into one excursion.