Taking action is the first step to helping our environment. Because of air, water and soil pollution, our planet has experienced a breakdown of its eco-systems, affecting people, plants and animals. In 24 years, we’ve lost more than 1.2 million square feet of forest area, and CO2 emissions are on the rise.
The great news is that renewable electricity output (wind and solar power) has increased almost 5% from 2003 to 2014, and more people are choosing clean energy sources. There’s also a positive trend (it’s declining!) when it comes to waste in landfills.
You might feel like it’s out of your control, but it isn’t. Little things you do can add up to help the environment. For example, if we composted the 21.5 million tons of food waste created each year, we would reduce the same amount of greenhouse gases as taking 2 million cars off the road.
Start asking yourself, “How can I help the environment?” Even the smallest of lifestyle changes can go a long way toward helping our planet. Take action by learning what you can do to protect the environment.
Help the environment by greening your at-home routine
Do helpful things for the environment while at the office
Make it a green moving day
Protect the planet by traveling green
Green up your holiday cheer
Help the planet with an eco-friendly backyard
You’ve learned 51 ways to help the environment. Now, it’s time to start making some green lifestyle changes. Remember, it all adds up.
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