Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Ten tips for preserving biodiversity

You might or might not believe the Earth is in an environmental mess, and you might or might not think that it's human-made. However, there are certainly things we can do that will make things a little nicer, no matter what.

Here's a list of 10 things from National Geographic's Green Guide:
  1. Switch to tree-free billing.
  2. Join a community supported agriculture (CSA) program.
  3. Get involved at the local level.
  4. Buy local honey.
  5. Turn your backyard into a wildlife habitat.
  6. Buy a native houseplant at your farmer's market.
  7. Help the butterflies.
  8. Conserve an endangered or threatened species.
  9. Eat healthier fish.
  10. Join Frog Watch USA
There's plenty more detail in the article - like, how to find a CSA, and links to Frog Watch, and stuff like that. So, check out the article here: Ten Tips for Earth Day: Preserving Biodiversity

1 comment:

Christopher Weeks said...

I thought I'd mention how easy it was to find the CSA that we were shareholders of this past year. I went to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture web page and found the Minnesota Grown Directory which had a section on CSAs. I spent about ten minutes finding them.