What Can We Do to Help Our Environment?


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Many people know that the world is in danger due to pollution. Various matters contribute to pollution as there are different types, but there are still numerous ways we can minimize pollution.

A large number of people don’t know that they could be contributing to pollution. For instance, people who use non-electric cars are releasing carbon emissions into the atmosphere, which is a greenhouse gas. Those emissions cause carbon dioxide to enter our atmosphere and contribute to global warming, which means that our planet becomes warmer.

So how can we help improve our environment? Here are a few things that can help decrease carbon emissions or other environmental problems:

  1. Ride a bike or walk more often. Riding a bike (or scooter, skateboard, etc.) can not only help decrease carbon emissions but also makes time to get some exercise in.
  2. Plant a tree. Since trees absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen, they can provide us with cleaner air.
    Eat less meat, especially beef. Farm-raised cows naturally produce methane when they digest food. By eating less beef, we can help stop the spread of methane.
  3. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Reducing the amount of plastic can help keep our food, air, and water safer. Due to microplastics found in different places like our food, air, water, etc., reducing the use of plastic can help lessen the microplastics found in those various places. Using reusable bags instead of plastic bags can help reduce the amount of contamination in the air and ocean. Recycling cans, plastic bottles, etc. can help to keep trash out of the ocean and help our sea life to thrive.
  4. Try thrifting. Try going to thrift stores or second-hand stores. Doing this can save energy, water, other materials that are used to make clothes and other materials and prevent more unnecessary things from entering landfills. Plus, it’s a lot of fun to find new or old things to try and customize!
  5. Don’t leave any devices plugged in for too long. Unplugging any devices that aren’t being used, or that are fully charged can prevent the unnecessary use of energy.
  6. Take shorter showers. Taking shorter showers can help reduce the amount of water that is wasted.
    There are many more ways in which we can lessen the amount of greenhouse gases and other negative environmental factors. If we do at least a few of the actions listed, we can slowly but surely work together to improve our environment.

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