How to Save the Environment One Step at a Time

james April 14, 2020
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A mere look at the numbers is enough to overwhelm you. Studies continuously show the dire effects of climate change. News reports are all about extinction, pollution, and many other ways humans destroy Mother Earth. With this dismal reality, it is easy to give in to the temptation to just throw your hands up and think that there is nothing you can do to rectify the situation.

The plethora of challenges that the planet is facing right now may seem daunting. However, there is still something you can do to change the way of things. Below are some of the simple ways on how to save the environment one step at a time:

  1. Bring Your Own Reusable Grocery Bags

Make sure that you always have your reusable grocery bags the next time you go out shopping. The good news is that there are even some stores that can give you a good discount if you use one.

  1. Read E-Textbooks

Try to cut down on buying expensive printed textbooks if there are available versions online. You can download these e-textbooks to your laptop or tablet. This will not just help you save the planet as it also helps you save some cash.

  1. Wash Your Clothes with Cold Water

Did you know that using cold water instead of hot water when you wash your clothes help you save 6 ½ pounds of carbon emissions for every load? On top of that, your clothes can lost longer if you wash them with cold water. Now, that’s a true win-win situation.

  1. Unplug Your Electronics

Every charger you got uses electricity even if it is not connected to any device. The same also holds true for the rest of your appliances at home. Make sure you unplug everything that won’t be charged yet. You can also put the chargers on the power strip and turn off the power strip.

  1. Drink Using Reusable Water Bottles

No one wants to spend even a single dime just to drink water when you can find it everywhere. To make drinking water easier, always have a reusable water bottle with you than you can refill with water during the day. This will not only help you stay hydrated as it will also help you save money and reduce plastic wastes.

  1. Forego Driving

Carpooling, walking, or riding your bike are some of the ways you can do to lower your carbon footprint.

  1. Cut Down Your Shower Time

Cutting down even 2 minutes from your shower time will help you save up to 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide and prevent it from getting emitted to the atmosphere.

  1. Go Vegetarian

While there is no need for you to be a fully-pledged vegetarian, you might want to know that the meat industry is actually responsible for almost 1/5 of the greenhouse gas emissions in the world. Lower your meat intake to just a few days per week. You will not only feel better but also the environment.

  1. Recycle

The last but definitely not the easiest way to help save the environment is to go green.

These are just some of the simple ways on how to save the environment one step at a time.

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