We rant about it, worry about it, spend tons of money on it doing research, and
we even vote for candidates because of it. However, some of us don't really care
enough about it to recycle or turn off some light switches. Yes, the 'it' I'm
talking about is energy conservation and pollution reduction. Perhaps it is time
for all of us to act instead of just talking by taking some simple, common sense
measures to make Lauderhill an even better place to live and work.
For starters, if you do not currently recycle household materials like aluminum
cans, plastic, cardboard, and glass please come to Suite 107 at City Hall for a
free recycle bin, and we will help you get started. Simply bring your photo ID
to show that you’re a Lauderhill resident. Indeed, recycling is a simple and
free way to reduce pollution and its subsequent ill effects on our environment.
Moreover, you can reduce your high energy costs by taking matters into your own
hands by replacing your inside lights with low consumption compact fluorescent
bulbs. Additionally, turn off unnecessary outdoor lighting and install motion
sensors to activate lighting only when needed. Finally, install a programmable
thermostat on your air conditioner to save
energy during periods when you are at work or school.
All of us can do our part to reduce wasting precious resources without having to
take drastic or expensive measures. All it takes is a little effort and desire
to really make a difference.
Charles "Chuck" Faranda