Yesterday I was writing an article about indoor air quality, which is something you yourself can easily help control. Outdoor air quality, however, is something that requires everyone working as a team. While this is true, many people use this as an excuse not to feel responsible for their part in the play so to speak. It’s not that the world would be perfect if we focused our efforts toward facilitating cleaner air, but the air quality would continue to improve.
What can you do to help make the air quality outdoors better? If you live out in a rural area, one thing you don’t want to do is to burn your trash. There are other ways to dispose of trash, and while burning it may keep it out of the landfill, it’s not going to help with outdoor air quality.
When you do stop for gas? While sometimes it can’t be helped, stopping for gas shouldn’t be done in the heat of the afternoon if possible. You’ll also get more gas for your money if you adhere to this rule. You don’t want those gas fumes in the air; instead, you want the gas in your vehicle.
What kind of equipment do you use to take care of your lawn? Is all of your equipment gas-powered? If so, think about switching to electric lawn equipment. This may not seem ideal at first, but I can tell you that an electric weedeater works just fine. Think about how much you’ll be saving the environment from all the hazardous fumes.
Vehicle maintenance, energy conservation, limited driving, cleaner paint products and more can be focus points to help you take care of your part concerning better air quality outdoors. What on this short list are you not doing right now?