Environmental Awareness Leading to Environmental Change
We only get one Earth so we should all make the time to help conserve it. Even if you’re busy, just not that into being an environmentalist, or just straight up lazy, you can still easily do your part to help conserve and save the environment.
Stop leaving the water running while brushing your teeth.
We’re all guilty of leaving the water on the whole time we’re brushing our teeth at one time or another. If you simply turn off the water while you brush you can save up to 200 gallons of water a month.
Take shorter showers.
No one needs to take a 15-20 minute shower. If you do this on the regs and don’t see how you can take a shorter shower, try to make a goal of cutting the amount of long showers you take in half as a first step.
Walk (or bike) instead of drive.
If you’re going down the street… walk or bike! Every time you opt out of driving, you’re saving a pound of carbon dioxide (and other pollutants) per mile. Besides, exercise is good for you!
If you have to drive, go the speed limit.
Save money and the environment by simply going the speed limit! When you go the speed limit, you’re reducing the miles per gallon you’re using which means less stops to the gas station and less of an impact on the environment.
Turn out the lights.
This one is easy. If you’re not using the lights, keep them off. Try to use natural light during the day by opening your blinds. At night, use lights only in the rooms you need and turn them off when you leave.
It takes little additional effort to make sure the glass, plastic bottles, and paper you’re using go into the recycle bin. Did you know every ton of paper that is recycled saves 17 trees and 7,000 gallons of water?
Pick up trash.
If you’re walking down the street and see trash on the ground, pick it up and throw it away. If everyone committed to doing just this one thing, litter would be almost non-existent.
Now get out there and help save the environment!