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Easy Things You Can Do Today To Help Your Environment

Updated May 29, 2019 1.3k votes 103 voters 5.2k views25 items

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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. 

Once you start building habits, it's easy to turn off your computer, use reusable bags, and shut off the water while brushing your teeth. 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. 

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    Plant A Tree

    Plant A Tree
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    Planting a tree is a great thing to do for our planet and a fun activity to do with someone you love. 

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    Flip The Switch

    Flip The Switch
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    If you're leaving a room for 15 minutes or more, save energy by turning the light off. 
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    Recycle Glass Bottles And Aluminum Cans

    Recycle Glass Bottles And Aluminum Cans
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    Recycle your cans and bottles! It saves so much energy and some states will even pay you for it.

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    Buy Local Fruits And Vegetables

    Buy Local Fruits And Vegetables
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    It takes a lot of energy and resources to drive your food across the country. Consider supporting your local farmer instead!

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