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10 Simple Ways You Can Help the Environment


If we all were to do something small to help the environment, that would add up to a lot. Here are simple things you can do that will reduce our negative effect on the earthís environment.

1. Recycle
If you arenít recycling, ask yourself why not? There is a lot of information about how and where to recycle. Many cities offer curbside pickups for recycled products, or nearby recycling centers. Often you can get money back for cans and bottles too.

2. Use Vinegar to Clean
Many of our cleaning products pollute the environment, vinegar is safer, and healthier on the environment. Use it to clean and also to kill weeds in the garden instead of weed killer.

3. Donít Line Your Trash Cans with Plastic Bags
Why do we insist on lining our trashcans with plastic bags only to throw them out? Put trash directly in the bin, and when you empty it, clean it with water. If you currently buy trash bags, youíll save money too.

4. Plant Trees and Flowers
The more trees we can have on this earth, the better. If everyone who has space in their garden plants one, we could make a difference. Also plant flowers that bees love as many of the flowers they love are being diminished.

5. Walk or Cycle Instead of Driving
Do you use the car, even for short trips? Could you walk or cycle instead? Or could you drive part way and walk the rest? Public transport is also a good alternative to driving.

6. Unplug Electronics
Leaving chargers and other electronics permanently plugged in wastes electricity and costs you money. Have a routine at least once a day, maybe at nighttime, when you unplug all electronics that arenít being used.

7. Donít Buy Water in Bottles
Carry your own water in a bottle you take from home, donít buy water when you are out and then dispose of the bottle.

8. Recycle at Work
Many people will recycle at home, but donít at work. Be a spokesperson for encouraging recycling at your place of work.

9. Donít Buy Single Use Coffee for Your Machine
Donít throw away a plastic cup every time you want to drink coffee. Buy coffee bags or ground coffee instead.

10. Buy Larger Boxes
For things you use regularly, and especially products that donít go off, try and buy in larger boxes to save on packaging materials. And if there is a choice, buy products in cardboard rather than plastic.



If you notice, many of these suggestions also have the added advantage of saving you money. Whatís good for the earth can be good for you too!



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