If You wanna make the World, a better Place. Take a look at Yourself, and then make A Change.
- Plant a tree.
Either buy a plant or find a tree (like a maple) that produces seeds every spring, collect a few, and plant them. Start them in pots until they’re at least a foot tall and then plant them. It’s a great way to save the earth’s oxygen!
- If you don’t need a light on, don’t use one!
If it’s a bright sunny day, don’t turn on a light that you don’t need. If you’re going to be in a room for only a minute, try to go without any electric lights at all. Most houses have enough windows that you won’t need to use lights for most of the daytime. If you do have to turn on a light, turn on only as many as you need and for only the time that you need it on.
- Put on a sweater!
Put on a sweater instead of turning up the heat.
- Leave the car at home
The next time you need to go somewhere, think twice before you get the car out. Walk or ride your bike whenever possible.
- Keep the fridge door closed
Open the fridge when you’ve decided what you want to eat – not while you decide.
- Turn the tap off when brushing/washing!
When you brush your teeth, wet the brush, then turn off the water until you need to rinse. The average bathroom tap runs at about 2 gallons of water per minute. That means every time you brush your teeth or when you wash your hands with the water running, you use about 4 gallons of water. If you brush your teeth twice and wash your hands three times per day, it adds up to 600 gallons of water per month.
- Water the garden at the right time
If you water a lawn or garden, do it in the morning or evening when water won’t evaporate as easily.
- Re-use your plastic bags.
Plastic takes over 100 years to biodegrade! When you go shopping, reuse plastic bags from a prior trip or bring a cloth bag or backpack.
- “Recycle” your clothes.
Don’t throw away the clothes that no longer fit or are unwanted. Donate your clothes to the needy or to other clothing drives for the poor. If you can’t find anywhere then take them to the Salvation Army. If you want to make money, try having a garage sale or take the clothes to a resale shop.