Very Simple Ways to Help the Earth

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Earthlings it is our job as living beings to protect this Earth. Forget what you may have heard about global warming and climate change. These things are real. 

What is better than saving the planet we live on? Saving money. Doing these simple things will help you accomplish both. 

Why does climate change matter? 

Climate change refers to long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns. This can be due to natural causes or man- made. Ex- wildfires caused by baby reveal parties.

Do not get confused as global warming and climate change are two different things. 

Global warming refers to the rise in global temperature, while climate change refers to the changes in climate patterns over time and includes a number of factors beyond temperature.

Climate change impacts-

  • The animals
  • Hurricane strength
  • Snowfall amounts
  • Rainfall
  • Melting of the polar caps
  • The weather
  • the oceans

Am I mistaken about the two? Maybe but either way both are important causes of the planet’s failure. We need to be concerned about both climate change and global warming

What simple things can you do to help

Recycle

Do you drink soda from a can or bottle? Recycle those babies and earn you some money. Most places these days have recycling machines that will give you 10 cents or so per bottle or can. This adds up to a ton especially if you have a big family.

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Harmony1 has a list of places that have buy-back for money

What to recycle

  • electronics
  • cans
  • bottles
  • clothes
  • paper
  • plastic
  • wires

Pick up trash off the streets

I am not saying go and pick up random things off the street. I am saying pick up things like cans. Anything you know that could cause vital damage

  • Cans(see above)
  • Plastic
  • Plastic can rings (see below)

With this being said, do not litter either. Make sure your cigarette is fully out when done. 

I see so much junk on the streets when I walk to the store it is insane. 

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Reduce electricity usage

This can be done simply by buying energy-efficient light bulbs.

Did you know unplugging things can save you money and the Earth? According to Shipley Energy, you can save up to $200 a year

I only keep certain things plugged in. Fridge, radio since I am always using it, wifi box, air conditioner during the summer

Things to help

  • Turn off lights when not in use
  • Unplug the tv when not in use
  • Unplug appliances like microwaves
  • Unplug chargers (this keeps the charger from dying also)

Use less hairspray

As a teen, I was an avid hairspray and gel user. The more my hair was slick, the better. Those days are gone.

I stopped use for 4 reasons.

  1. I was getting made fun of
  2. my hair was so damaged
  3. I got into saving the planet and found hairspray is a cause of air pollution
  4. the smell of the spray was starting to get to my lungs

If you really need your hair slick back then try gel, nonalcohol hairspray or aerosol free.

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Conclusion

It is really not hard to make a difference. Even simple things like unplugging stuff when not in use can be beneficial.

Not to mention, if people see you doing these things then maybe it might cause a chain reaction.

The most important thing to take from this post is to teach children the lessons taught here. Children are the future of the world. We must be good influences on them.

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