Take five steps to making earth a better planet

Earth Day is coming, and it’s time to appreciate our amazing planet. It’s time to do something about the bad things we’re doing to our planet, and essentially, ourselves. Earth Day should not only be a start to making a change, but also in creating good habits in all of us to take care of the Earth. Don’t know where to start your change? Here are a few ideas:

Recycle: 

You’ve probably heard it a thousand times, but that’s because it’s actually a good thing, and it’s not that hard. Reduce, reuse, recycle. Try reducing your use of plastics and other wastes. It tends to build up pretty easily, so find a good balance and way to control the amount of garbage you’re accumulating. Invest in a reusable water bottle, so that you’re not going through bottles all the time. And recycle what you can. The school has recycling bins, so use them.

Start Planting:

This is where you get your hands a little dirty, but in the end, it will really pay off. Not only will you have gorgeous plants, but you will also be helping the planet. More plants will increase the production of oxygen and reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the air, which is good for everyone. Also, opting for flowers that will attract bees would be a good way to go, since the population of bees is worryingly declining.

Reduce Electricity:

Probably the easiest thing you can do is turn off the light when you’re done using it. Seriously, all you have to do is flip the switch and turn off the lights. Also, unplugging cords when you’re not using them is a good habit to get into. If you keep a cord plugged into an outlet, it will constantly be drawing out electricity, so next time when you’re charging your phone and it reaches 100 percent, take your charger out of its outlet and save some electricity.

Take a Walk:

Whenever you can, try opting for a greener way of transportation by walking or biking to your destination over driving. This way, you’ll reduce the amount of CO2 you’d be emitting from your car, and you’ll get a good workout in the end. But if the place you’re trying to get to is too far or inaccessible to walk or bike to, public transportation would also be another option. It may not be the most luxurious ride, but think of the payoff: a healthier, greener, prettier earth.

Take Out The Trash:

It’s a beautiful day outside. The sun is finally starting to come out, and it’s warmth is shining down on everyone. You’re in the car, and as you look out the window, something doesn’t match. There are empty water bottles, empty chip bags and dirty plastic bags scattered all around the fields that could’ve been so much more beautiful if there wasn’t trash littered all over it. Whenever you can, try picking up some of that trash. It may not be super exciting or hygienic, but it’s a lot better than a dirty planet.

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