We're no strangers to offering hints on reusing stuff, saving power and avoiding needless waste here on Lifehacker. But throughout April, along with our sibling sites Gizmodo, Kotaku and the Sugar network, we'll be offering daily tips and features looking at how you can live your life in a more impact-free way. Welcome to Earth Month.
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Regular readers might recall me dumping on the concept of Earth Hour recently, precisely because it tends to involve people making a brief token gesture and then carrying on as before. We'll be concentrating on advice that you can use in the long term to make permanent changes.
At the same time, we're not going to get involved in arguments over the extent of global warming -- not because the science in this area isn't actually clear, but because even people who don't believe it would have a hard time arguing that we have infinite space, fossil fuel reserves or supplies of water. Whatever your political stripe, there's not many downsides to reducing your impact, even if it's just the simple cheapskate argument for saving money.