Is 'Going Green' Enough?

Author : teriann

Amid all our concerns about ‘going green’ I wonder if we are doing enough to keep our island home attractive?  I read an article in The Gleaner published May 14, 2010 written by Janet Silvera that made me start thinking about this issue.  The article made a valid point raised by the editor of the National Geographic, John Tourtellot, who said that the development of tourism must focus on enhancing the geographical character of a place and the well being of its residents. I wholeheartedly agree with those sentiments. We need to clean up Jamaica for us and not just for the tourists who visit our shores.  Why not lead a personal charge? 

Here are a few tips:

  • use fruit and vegetable peelings to make a compost for your garden
  • use a cloth shopping bag for groceries instead of a plastic one 
  • reuse plastic bottles by refilling with filtered water.

What can you add to the list? Let me hear from you!

Teri Ann Renee Paisley (gleaner on-line writer)

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One Response to “Is 'Going Green' Enough?”

  1. QRius says:

    Get rid of plastic bottles and use steel container water bottles.

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