Climate change is very real. That is just one of the things we have taken away from the impact Hurricane Sandy. Never before has our area seen such devastation due to a storm such as this.
Now, it’s time to look at we can do to prevent these disasters. Even though, in many ways we have left an irreparable amount of damage on the earth, it is not a hopeless situation. We have to begin by taking step to raise awareness about the environment. Here at Club Fit, we are doing just that and we are asking that you join us.
Here’s what we have been doing to help:
1. Miox in the pools- reduced the need for excessive chemicals and the use of Chlorine.
2. Sola Tube lighting- energy conserving light fixtures.
3. Keeping recycle bins available throughout the club- please make sure you dispose of your bottles in the recycle bin and not the garbage.
4. The towels- we are trying to encourage people to use less towels. Only take what you need. Instead of using one to stand on, throw a pair of flip flops in your gym bag. A little effort can go a long way and it helps us reduce the use of energy and detergent.
Here are some things you can do to lessen your footprint:
1. Recycle. Recycle, RECYCLE. You can recycle almost anything and most towns have a collection day for recycling.
Some things you can and should recycle: glass bottles, plastic bottles, cans, empty containers, paper, boxes, cereal boxes, plastic packaging from products.
2. Take shorter showers and don’t let the tap run when you are brushing your teeth. It’s not really that important to take super long showers and let the tap run.
3. Drive less, move more. Instead of taking that 2 minute car ride into town, why not walk or bike? It’s healthy, active and it cuts down on omissions from vehicles. Even using public transportation can make a HUGE difference.
4. Use energy star rated light bulbs and appliances. “Did you know? If every American home replaced just one light bulb with a light bulb that’s earned the ENERGY STAR, we would save enough energy to light 3 million homes for a year, save about $600 million in annual energy costs, and prevent 9 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions per year, equivalent to those from about 800,000 cars.” Energy Star
5. Save paper. In this wonderful world of computers and smart phones, we don’t need to print as much! We can even get newspapers on our phones which makes it more convenient eco-friendly.
6. Turn off the lights. Conserve electricity by turning off lights that don’t need to be on and when you leave the room. Don’t fall asleep with the TV on. You’ll probably get a more rested sleep without it.
7. Teach your children. Lead by example and teach them why it is important to do these things. They are the future.
Thanks for helping get the message out!
Rob Astorino comes to Club Fit to talk about community and operation hot shower!