Get Your “Green” On
Green Living in 2012
A thoughtful way to live a greener life in the new year is to make your landscape eco-friendly and plant trees. Planting a tree is one of the most immediate green steps you can take as trees absorb CO2 and other dangerous gasses while replenishing the atmosphere with oxygen.
Canopy trees, and Deciduous trees that grow tall and full in the summer, will add shade to your home and help it stay cool in the summer months. They will also allow your home to absorb warm sun light in winter. In addition to being good for the environment, adding these trees to your landscape is an energy saving step that will lower the cost of cooling and heating your home.
Fruit bearing trees will also absorb dangerous gasses while replenishing oxygen, and a plus is your garden becomes more productive. While enjoying your favorite fruits and saving a little money at the grocery store, you can also donate any extra fruit to those in need. Not only will you help others in your immediate community, but you’ll show by example how Green Living can give back, both locally and globally.