Do you love the planet that you live on?

Hey Inquisitive writers! Do YOU care about the planet you live on?

Earth provides us freshwater, oxygen, and most important, life.

It’s in that sweet spot in the solar system, where it’s not too hot, but not too cold.

It’s perfect.

But many people don’t give a second thought about this, unfortunately, though. Earth is gradually warming up, but humans are contributing a lot to that. Burning fossil fuels releases a lot of carbon dioxide in the air, which is what we breath out. But worst of all, we are also cutting down trees, which takes in carbon dioxide, and releases oxygen, which most living things need.

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Many other problems are happening in the world ,too, like the killing of bees which pollinate about 90% of our agriculture, the debate on genetically modified organisms (GMOS), and how plastic bags kills our ocean life.  But what can you do? Well, small impacts can make a difference. Following these simple tips below can make an impact on the planet, and can keep the earth that way for many generations to come.

1. Turn off the lights when you leave the room

If you don’t need your lights on, why keep them on? Also during daytime, take advantage of the sunshine and turn off the lights.

2. Unplug things when you’re not using them

These can be chargers, printers, irons, hair dryers, small lamps, and more things. This can save a lot on your electricity bill ,too.

3. Turn off the water when you brush your teeth

Why waste the water when brushing your teeth? I always turn the water off, brush my teeth, then rinse my toothbrush afterwards. This can save up to 4 gallons of water! You can find more tips on how to save water here. About 2% of water on Earth is freshwater. Wouldn’t you want to save it?

4. Use reusable bags when shopping

You probably don’t think about using reusable bags when shopping for groceries. Well, plastics bags can end up in our oceans and kill marine life.  Horrible, right? Well, you can take the step of using reusable bags.

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You can take these bags whenever you go shopping, and tell the cashier that you will use these bags instead. I do this whenever you go shopping. Chances are that the store you shop at will have these bags for sale, like Walmart and Stop & Shop. But if you don’t know a place to get them, you can get them here, here, and here. Tote bags work ,too.

5. Donate to Charity

But, only donate to charities that don’t give only a small percentage to the actual charity. The World Wildlife Fund donates 85% of their total spending to charity.  You can check out more of these charities in my sidebar, which I always had under my profile.

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6. Use alternative ways of transportation

This means you can walk, bike, or carpool instead of driving your car. Reducing air travel helps ,too. And did you know that 3.8 millions gallons of fuel is wasted by idling in the USA every day?  Think about that for a second..

7. Buy ethically

“Ethical consumerism is just as much about supporting the ‘good’ companies and products as it is withdrawing our support from the ‘bad’ ones.” From Ethical Consumer 

I try to ask myself, Do I really need it? almost every time I buy something. Buying cheap clothes from Etsy, Ebay, Craig’s List, and more second-hand stores can have less impact on the wallet, and the world. Here is an infographic from The Note Passer on a visual way to see how to buy ethically:

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Ok, there are many more things that YOU can do for the environment, but I’m not going to list them all, because this would be a very long post. You can check out my Charities and Purposes board on Pinterest ,too. Step in. Make a difference. And, save the world. 🌎

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21 comments
  1. I totally agree, many people don’t give a second though to the waste they create. If we all followed your advice the earth would be much healthier. I love my reusable bags!

    1. Glad to have someone else who actually cares about the Earth! Thank you for reading.

  2. This a great post! I love your ideas😍

    1. Thanks!

  3. Love the pictures. Nice post and reminder about caring for the world we live in. ❤️

    1. Thank you!

  4. So comforting to see there are other people who care. This post made my day 🙂 Great post!

    1. Of course! And thanks for stopping by.

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  6. Great post Ms. Jo 🙂

    1. Thanks!

  7. Thank you for bringing this up!! It really is something we need to pay attention to. I love your ideas; thank you for the reminder. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much!

  8. BIking is the way to go! Love the post!

    1. Thank you!

  9. I love this post so much!! It’s so good to see people caring about the world we live in. We need to take of nature so nature can take care of us and provide us what we need. Great tips as well 😊 xxx

    1. Thank you!

  10. I was so glad to find this post in my reader! I’m a strong environmentalist too and am very passionate about protecting the earth. I think these points are all very small and easy things people must exercise in their daily lives, it amazing to see how a little action could go such a long way if a lot of us take part in it. 😊

    1. Thank you so much!

  11. I really liked this post! I’m very glad you are very committed, like me, in taking care of the Earth. I did this project with my friend where we sold popsicles to raise money for Earth Rangers. I was really glad I did it, because it helped lots of animals. I can’t wait for more projects you have in store!

    1. Thank you for your kind comment! So glad there are people like you out there.

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