Eight Simple Things You Can Do to Help Protect the Earth
(1.) Reduce, reuse, and recycle. Cut down on what you throw away. Follow the three “R’s” to conserve natural resources and landfill space.
(2.)Volunteer. Volunteer for cleanups in your community. You can get involved in protecting your watershed, too.
(3.) Educate. When you further your own education, you can help others understand the importance and value of our natural resources.
(4.) Conserve water. The less water you use, the less runoff and wastewater that eventually end up in the ocean.
(5.) Choose sustainable. Learn how to make smart seafood choices at www.fishwatch.gov.
(6.) Shop wisely. Buy less plastic and bring a reusable shopping bag.
(7) Food production is a major driver of wildlife extinction. What we eat contributes around a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions and is responsible for almost 60% of global biodiversity loss.
Farming animals for meat and dairy requires space and huge inputs of water and feed.
(8.) We need to make wasting our resources unacceptable in all aspects of our life. Every product we buy has an environmental footprint and could end up in landfill. The impact of plastic pollution on our oceans is becoming increasingly clear, having drastic impacts on marine life.
Recycling what we can reduces the amount of new materials we are making, and upcycling is a creative way to make old items into something more valuable. This could be reusing a jam jar as a candle holder, or using old tins as plant pots – the possibilities are endless.