TIPS & PRACTICES
If we don't properly dispose of trash, it can end up in the oceans and land, and can choke and kill animals and mess with plant's ecosystems. Don't litter, and if you see trash, pick it up. Also remember to properly recycle, because improperly recycled things are often just thrown away. A great Earth Day activity is picking up trash!
Many times we don't need a light, but we turn it on anyway. If natural light from a window will suffice, use that, if not, turn the light on, and don't leave lights on when you're leaving your house, or even when you leave a room.
Plant Trees! One tree absorbs an average of 22 kgs of CO2 per year!
Don't buy as many clothes, use them longer, and donate them. An average family in the U.S throws away about 30 kg of clothing per year. The fashion industry is a huge polluter, second to only the oil industry. It pollutes water, dumps chemicals and plastics in the ocean, and turns clothes into disposable cloth.
Single use plastics are plastics that are used once and then thrown away, like straws and plastic bags. These plastics often end up in the ocean and can hurt animals and ecosystems. Instead of using plastic bags, use reusable bags and water bottles, and don't use straws at all.
The average shower in the U.S takes 17.2 gallons of water, and heating it takes a lot of energy. Take as quick a shower as you can, and if possible turn off the shower while you're soaping or when you don't need the water. A couple of minutes makes a difference.
Vote and support political candidates and bills dedicated to protecting the earth. It will take large scale regulations and accountability of large industries to make human's more sustainable.
Tell people about these simple tips for a more sustainable lifestyle.