What can you do?
What can you do to save the planet? If your answer is absolutely nothing take a look around you. There is so much you can do at home or anywhere else. It does not have to be big, because small acts can make a huge impact. Below is a short list of small acts that can be done at home or on the go.
If you don't recycle START NOW. That bottle of water you just finished? Don't throw it away, recycle it! When you recycle, you prevent that object from being burned or tossed into a landfill, preventing air and land pollution.
Pick up trash
If you are walking along the beach or river and see trash, don't leave there or act like you saw nothing. Instead, pick it up and throw it away. Doing this ensures that piece of trash does not end up in our oceans or the stomach of an innocent animal.
Composting has more positive effects on the planet than you may realize. It reduces the need for chemical fertilizers. Chemicals from fertilizers can be washed into oceans when it rains. Food waste in landfills also produces methane gas, which makes the planet warm up quickly and unnaturally. Composting reduces this by reducing the amount of organic waste in landfills.
USE A REUSABLE BAG
When we go to the grocery store many of us use plastic bags for their ease, but where do those plastic bags end up? Mostly likely in the trash, then in a landfill. Have you ever thought of using a reusable bag? A reusable helps the environment because that bag will not end up on the side of the road or anywhere else, reducing waste and pollution.
Don't Waste water
Washing machines use about forty gallons of water per load. If we Wash full loads just once a week, can save seven million swimming pools. In addition, faucets spew three gallons of water in a minute. When brushing your teeth or washing your face, turn off the faucet.
Ride a bike
Vehicle emissions contribute to anywhere between fifty to ninety percent of air pollution. Bikes do not require motor oil or batteries, both of which produce air pollution when being used and when disposed of, creating an eco-friendly and more healthy solution.
Reusable Water bottle
On average Americans use 3.3 million bottles of water in an hour and recycle only one in five of them. Using a reusable water bottle can significantly lessen that amount. Reusable water bottles can also be fun and show your style while saving the planet at the same time.
Some people may say, "Well, if other people do these things I don't have to, right?" or "It won't affect my generation. The next generation can deal with it". No, if we want to have a positive effect on the planet everyone has to pitch in.