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Reduce waste and increase recycling. Landfills leak hazardous chemicals into surrounding soil and water, while incinerators burn toxic products which emit dioxins and other toxic compounds into the air. Studies demonstrated that funding of $12-$15 million a year could increase the recycling rate to 56% or more and reduce per capita waste generation. The EPA has information on recycling at www.epa.gov/garbage/reduce.htm
Support clean, renewable energy sources. We can help our society shift to safe, clean, renewable, affordable energy sources and the high-efficiency technologies that would cut our dependence upon polluting energy sources. For more information about energy alternatives, contact the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) at www.nesea.org
Learn about sustainable agriculture. Warner Farm has become Taproot Commons, a conservation land and spiritual retreat center with a mission to provide a hands-on learning environment withprograms on sustainable living. Using permaculture design, they we bring organic farming back to the homestead, contributing to a vital local economy and thriving ecosystem. For more information, visit their website at http://taprootcommons.org/index.html or view this video by Robert Jonas: www.vimeo.com/11005921
Jim Antal writes: Take a 10 minute tour of a conscientious artist’s contemplation about what one person can do. Stimulating and movivating.