Apr 12, 2010

Soule Restaurant: It is Easy Being Green

Being environmentally conscious is a multifaceted goal, especially with The United States’ consumption of 25% of the world’s natural resources and holds only 5% of the population; but being green doesn’t have to be difficult. The key is to incorporate an environmental awareness into your everyday lifestyle. Small modifications can have a tremendous impact.

WATER: The U.S. has one of the cleanest drinking water supplies in the world; however, it is vital that we preserve our lakes, rivers and streams so their natural ecosystems remain undisturbed.

CLIMATE: The Earth’s climate changes naturally, from ice ages to periods of warmth. We are currently experiencing a warming trend; however, this cycle is being exacerbated by the actions of man. The burning of fossil fuels and deforestation has caused a concentration of greenhouse gases to increase in our atmosphere, preventing heat from escaping into space. As a result, the polar caps are melting, causing rising sea levels and unusual rainfall patterns.

Alternative sources of energy, including solar, wind, and hydro energy can be found on www.epa.gov.

WASTE: Although it is important to dispose of waste currently polluting the environment, prevention is key. Recycling and using products with biodegradable containers helps reduce waste.

AIR: Our air quality has improved in the past 20 years largely due to government intervention. We can continue this trend by ensuring that our vehicle emissions are within an acceptable range, keeping tires inflated to maximize fuel efficiency, and planting trees.

Trees help to reduce air pollution by absorbing gaseous pollutants.

The Fulton Area Business Alliance (FAB Alliance) is doing their part to help New Yorkers go Green!

Come to the Putnam Triangle in Clinton Hill (at Grand) on Saturday and Sunday, April 17-18th from 10am-3pm and leave with a FREE TREE to plant! Local businesses will also offer coupons and discounts for those who join us in making our planet healthier.

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