Save the Earth – What YOU can do to make the earth greener


Taylor Garber, St

Slow the Flow of Water:

A faucet leaking one drop of water per second wastes over 1,300 gallons per year. Turn off the faucet when you’re not using it, or get the leak fixed to reduce the water wasted!

Clean Green:

Choose products that don’t contain chlorine or petroleum distillates; those can expose a household to toxins and even end up harming the ecosystem. Choosing nontoxic cleaning products can help keep the earth green.

Go Vegan/Vegetarian for the Day:

Reducing meat consumption conserves fresh water, reduces air pollution, and saves topsoil. Also, the increasing usage of pesticides causes greenhouse gas emissions, so eating no meat for a day a week could help keep the air fresh.

Clean Your Closet and Donate Old Clothes:

Making new clothes requires energy and water, and many people don’t have the opportunity to get new clothes.

Take a Hike:

Walking or riding a bike is a way to get back in touch with the earth after driving a car or riding the bus everyday. Walking to do a short errand sporadically instead of using a car saves over 70 million gallons of fuel each year.

Use Reusable Grocery Bags:

Per year, the world uses nearly 500 billion plastic bags, and if not properly disposed of, they end up in rivers, lakes, and oceans. Purchasing a few reusable grocery bags, despite what they’re made of, decreases pollution and makes a large difference to the planet.

Change Your Light bulbs:

Switching to LED light bulbs uses less energy, promoting a healthier earth, and it also saves money! Switching even one bulb helps, but switching all of them makes a bigger impact.

Use Reusable Water Bottles:

Reducing and reusing a water bottle or coffee mug gets rid of the waste plastic bottles and cups make.

Wash Laundry with Cold Water:

Washing laundry with cold water, for example with small loads, saves a lot of energy. Besides that, it’s better for clothes and their colors!

Plant a Tree:

Though cliche, planting tree’s has many environmental impacts and significance. Planting one tree a year helps the earth’s ecosystem, and it gives you fresh air to breathe.

Reduce, Reuse. Recycle:
DO IT! It saves energy, time, and money (while also giving you money). Save the earth one step at a time!