We already know how to reduce our nitrogen footprint: use less nitrogen fertilizer, eat fewer energy-intensive foods, and try to minimize fuel-heavy forms of transportation, like airplane travel. These suggestions aren’t unique to reducing nitrogen pollution– many people trying to create more healthy communities are calling for these changes. You can go one step beyond your personal lifestyle choices and join others in calling for:
- More renewable electricity choices from your local utility, such as wind and solar power
- Increasing government support for sustainable farming practices
For instance, there are current discussions in the US Congress about conservation measures within the national Farm Bill that encourage farmers to grow food more sustainably. Let your local Representative know you support these measures.