Hey GirlMoguls -earth girl Poppy here – and it we’re so excited that Earth Day 2010 is coming up. Soon we’ll be talking more about things you can do to make a difference and save the earth, but first, I wanted to talk about your footprints – nope not the kind you leave in sand, but your green footprints! Have you ever heard of those?
Well, your green footprint (also called a carbon footprint) is really how big an impact or effect you have on the environment. It’s like when your parents tell you to turn off the lights when you leave the room – if you don’t, somewhere a power plant has to create the energy for that light – and it might be using up natural resources like coal or oil or even producing some bad things – like pollution into the air to create that light – so if no one is using it, your truly are wasting precious resources. So turn off the light! Having a small green footprint means you use fewer natural resources – for instance, if you always recycle your paper, cans and plastic, you’re creating less garbage that needs to go into a big dump or landfill – and therfore being greener – cause chances are that paper or plastic will be re-used – maybe in another piece of paper, or maybe in something totally different – like a piece of clothing…
So think about ways you can use less – less water, less electricity, less heat, less air-conditioning and you’ll be leaving a greener footprint in no time!
Posted by GirlMogul Poppy