Commuting to work.
The bicycle is a great form of transportation as well as a recreation tool.Instead of burning fossil fuel, commute to work by bicycle and burn calories.Some workplaces now provide showers, lockers, and secure bicycle storage forcycling commuters, and you may even be eligible for benefits under the newBicycle Commuter Act. Check with your employer.
Quit smoking. Better yet, never start.
Smoking is bad for your health, of course. It also pollutes the air andground for all of us. Cigarettes contain more than 4000 chemicals, which areexhaled and released into the atmosphere. Millions of cigarette butts are thrownonto the ground every day. Some end up in rivers and lakes, poisoning fish andother animals. And think about the packaging waste.
We all want to be healthy and enjoy active lives. People who smoke hurtthemselves, the people who love them, and the world we all live in.
Filter your water.
Every day in America, 60 million disposable plastic water bottles areproduced, filled, transported, and discarded. Here's a healthier, greener, andmore economical idea: a water filtration pitcher that connects to your kitchensink. For taste and convenience, I think the best filtered water comes fromClear2O®. You can read more about it on this Web site.
For clean water whenever and wherever you need it, check out the latest inmobile devices: the new Clear2Go™ reusable portable water bottle with 100-gallonfilter life.
Encourage your kids to ride a bike.
Driving children to and from after-school activities, sporting events, andfriends' homes consumes precious time and fuel. Once your child reaches anappropriate age, encourage him or her to make those trips on a bicycle. Investin a helmet, and make sure your child knows the rules of the road before settingout. When you can, cycle along.