environment Easy Things You Can Do Today to Help Your Environment  

Amber Hubert
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With scientists warning of warming temperatures and coming climate change, it's a great time to think about what you can do to reduce your carbon footprint and help save the planet. This list is a great resource for anyone who's looking for a few suggestions of simple things they can do to make a difference. 
 
You don't have to be a hero or a hippie to know that there are real consequences to the things we do every day, for better or worse, so why not just focus on the better part? It's so easy to turn off your computer, use reusable bags and shut off the water while brushing our teeth. You can really make a huge impact by doing even these small things. These tips are great for Earth Day and for all year round, and it's never too late to start!

Don't be afraid to reach out to members of your community or city council to find out what other events and initiatives are happening near you every day that you can get involved in to better the environment. We live on a beautiful planet so let's all do our part to pitch in and keep her nice and clean! 
Plant a Tree is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Easy Things You Can Do Today to Help Your Environment
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Plant a Tree


Planting a tree is a great thing to do for our planet and also a fun activity to do with someone you love. 
Flip the Switch is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Easy Things You Can Do Today to Help Your Environment
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Flip the Switch


If you're leaving a room for 15 minutes or more, save energy by turning the light off. 
Recycle Glass Bottles and Alum... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Easy Things You Can Do Today to Help Your Environment
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Recycle Glass Bottles and Aluminum Cans


Recycle your cans and bottles! It saves so much energy and some states will even pay you for it. Cha-Ching! 
Buy Local Fruits and Vegtables is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Easy Things You Can Do Today to Help Your Environment
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Buy Local Fruits and Vegtables


Think of all the energy it takes to drive your food across the country. Support your local farmer instead!