Do Good Deeds
- Lady Aurora, High Priestess of Sylvan Circle
Here are some other things you can do to help the environment.
Adopt a pet from a local animal shelter.
Have your pets spayed or neutered to reduce overpopulation and reduce the number of animals that end up in a shelter.
Plant more plants
Plant trees with a local environmental group. In Maryland, you can work with Treemendous Maryland.
Plant butterfly bushes in your yard to help out the threatened butterflies. Or better yet, have your backyard certified by the National Wildlife Federation as a backyard habitat. Go here for more info: www.nwf.org/BackyardWildlifeHabitat.
Conserve water. Turn off the water while brushing teeth. Take shorter showers. Water your lawn less.
Conserve energy by setting your thermostats responsibly and insulating your home thoroughly. On short trips, walk instead of driving. On longer trips, use public transportation instead of driving. If you can telecommute, even for one day a week, you can reduce pollution and conserve gas.
Support environmental organizations
Donate time or money to environmental or animal causes. These are national organizations:
- Natural Resources Defense Council,
- Friends of the Earth ,
- Nature Conservancy, or
- your local SPCA.
These are organizations local to Maryland: