Going Green Need Not Be a Grind

There are many easy ways to be easier on the earth, environmental advocates want you to know.

You could just give up. Wake up in the morning, read the latest about climate change or trash in the ocean or pollution emissions in our own Mon Valley, and it might seem that the only sensible course of action is to shrug and go about your normal routine, muttering, “There’s nothing I can do about that.”

There’s another option, and it need not involve living in a yurt and eating only raw garden vegetables, local environmental leaders are eager to say. From morning to night, there are little actions you can take that may not be obvious, but that, in the aggregate, make a difference to the environment.