During Mercury Awareness Week, our tips will help you keep the toxic stuff out of your life.
Tip #3: Conserve electricity.
Sure, it’s Big Coal’s fault there’s tons of mercury in our air and water. But who's really to blame? The consumer. That’s right: you and me. As long as the demand for electricity stays as unsustainably massive as it is right now, corporations will be glad to provide and supply. While it’s not realistic to boycott electricity completely, there are things that, if each of us did, would deliver a collective blow to the polluting powers that be. Solutions include being energy-efficient at home and at the office , installing a power meter to identify waste, and encouraging your utility company to rely more on renewable energy sources, like the sun and wind .