With our planet in constant global crisis due to pollution from our own doing, we as its inhabitants can’t risk abusing Mother Nature any longer. The effects of the abuse we inflict on our surroundings are manifesting in our climate; we experience such disasters like hurricanes, storms, flooding and other natural calamities, but nowadays, these are becoming worse and more frequent.
As homeowners, there are simple but nonetheless effective ways we can help reduce these occurrences and one of which is recycling. This way, factories can minimize burning fossil fuels that produce carbon emissions (which worsen global warming). Luckily, some local government bodies have been taking the initiative in raising awareness about recycling and are encouraging residents to participate. Take a look at this event, announced by kentreporter.com:
Bring appliances, toilets, sinks, small electronics, bulky yard debris and up to three file-sized boxes of documents to shred at the city of Kent’s Summer Recycling Event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 7 at the Kent Phoenix Academy, 11000 S.E. 264th St.
For more information, go to http://kentwa.gov/content.aspx?id=1296
Since Kent is home to large steel and metal manufacturers, the community should help lessen the pollution these factories produce. With all the visible adverse effects, people should start patronizing ecofriendly products produced by environmentally concerned companies.
Aside from recycling, there is a way you can protect your home from weather crises and help the environment at the same time. Hire a roofing contractor in Kent such as Tedrick’s Roofing Inc. to make your home more energy efficient, so that you would also lessen your own home’s carbon emissions.
We are proud to have received the prestigious Certified Green Roofer designation from the acclaimed program designed by GAF in cooperation with U.S. Green Building Council, which recognizes that we practice asphalt shingle recycling when we perform jobs for Kent roofing. We are also certified installers of solar powered roof ventilation systems and cool roofs that are designed to help limit HVAC use in a home.
(Article Excerpt from Kent recycling event on June 7, Kent Reporter, June 3, 2014)