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Taking Care of Your Coastal Environment

By Dez Duran-Lamanilao

With the issue of climate change and the warning it poses to the world in general, it comes as no surprise that environmental activists are trying to ensure that their campaigns reach the right people. The Alabama Coastal Foundation (ACF), for one, has been working to find solutions to the state’s coastal environmental challenges since 1993. If you are living in a coastal area in Alabama, taking care of your coastal environment can help prevent the likely damaging impact of climate change.

Here are a few tips you can do to make a difference:

  1. Be conscious of how you use energy, whether it is by how you use your car or what types of bulbs you use at home, or your preferred temperature setting for your furnace or air-conditioner.
  2. Both public and private entities are one in minimizing the use of plastics because for one, they are a huge source of ocean debris, thus, is a great threat to marine life. Use other alternatives to plastics as much as possible.
  3. Coastal living is something most people in the city dream about. One of the benefits is being able to stroll along the beach and relax anytime you feel the need to. Always clean as you go and remember that there is another life other than you that depends on the ocean to live.
  4. Do a regular maintenance of your home or if you are unable to do so, seek the services of property management firms especially if you are renting out your home. Their expertise will help you determine what areas in your property need further protection.

Research studies have proven the likely correlation between living along the coast and health, noting an increase in one’s mental health among people who live by the water. And while you are busy with your daily activities and responsibilities, don’t forget to get a credible coverage for your home to protect it from likely damages that may arise in a coastal environment.