If you ask any one in my family they’ll probably tell you, “Yep, Edye is a huge tree hugger.”
Not gonna lie, that statement is pretty accurate. I’ve always loved the Earth and have wanted to take care of it. This is the only planet we have to live on! I mean Mars is kinda far away and is there even life on it? I’ll have to call NASA and get back to you… Anyways, here some of my favorite ways to help our beautiful planet.
Pick Up Trash
This is something that I do pretty often. If I see a lone grocery bag lying in the Target parking lot, I’m probably gonna pick it up. Is this the most sanitary thing? No. Ideally you should wear gloves, but desperate times call for desperate measures. If you really want help reduce the waste that’s cluttering our planet and flying into our oceans, have a “pick up the trash party.” This is a great way to give back to your community! Go to your local park or even your own backyard with a friend (and gloves!!) and pick up the loose trash you see. You really are making a difference by doing this.
Turn Off The Faucet
This is something I started about 2 years ago and haven’t looked back. IL State University calculated that you and your family could save 10 gallons of water a day by doing this. Not only will you be helping the planet out, but your water bill will be lower too!
Plant A Tree
Not only are trees beautiful, but they’re super beneficial to the environment! They can live over 100 years and are pretty easy to grow.
“One acre of trees annually consumes the amount of carbon dioxide equivalent to that produced by driving an average car for 26,000 miles. That same acre of trees also produces enough oxygen for 18 people to breathe for a year.” – New York Times
This is probably something most of us do; which is great! But, there’s so many things that can be recycled that aren’t.
Common things that CAN be recycled:
- Tissue boxes
- Toilet paper / Paper towel rolls
- Shredded paper (in a plastic bag so it won’t fly away!)
- Pizza boxes
- Metal & Tin food containers (like what green beans come in) washed out.
- Soap bottles
That’s just a few things to give you guys an idea 😉
Go to the car wash
Let’s keep it real: Car washing is hard work. Did you know that going through the car wash instead of washing your car yourself can help save the environment?
“Professional car washes are often more efficient with water consumption. If everyone in the U.S. who washes their car themselves took just one visit to the car wash we could save nearly 8.7 billion gallons of water.” – Source
Hopefully you guys found this post informative. I learned quite a bit myself just by doing research online! Truth be told, we all can make a difference. One spark can start a fire! Every small act of kindness makes a difference. Talk to y’all in my next post ❤
What is one way you help save the planet?