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Easy & (Almost) Effortless Ways to Save The Environment

We10464248_628420103920687_8111086704488790345_n 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.

Here’s how:

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.

Recycle.

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!

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6 comments on “Easy & (Almost) Effortless Ways to Save The Environment

  1. miusho
    May 15, 2015

    Why would anyone leave the water running while brushing your teeth? That’s so weird…

    I do all of the above! Except maybe my showers.. I’ve had to shower in 10min for several years because my water wouldn’t give hot water any longer.. I’m still under 15 min though. I only take my time on a Sunday. 😮

    • Chosen One
      May 15, 2015

      You must not be from America because Americans definitely leave the water on haha

      • miusho
        May 15, 2015

        I’m European. 😉 I never stay put when I brush my teeth so it’s stupid to leave the water on.

      • rach3lknight
        May 20, 2015

        Yep, unfortunately us here in the U.S tend to leave the water running when we brush!
        10 minute showers regularly with a longer one on Sunday… that’s a good way to treat yourself once in a while but still conserve on a regular basis!

  2. Chosen One
    May 15, 2015

    Yes, I agree. I especially enjoyed the fact that everybody should turn the lights off when not in the room. Not only will it save energy, but it will also save money! Good post.

    • rach3lknight
      May 20, 2015

      It’s a win win situation for everyone involved. And thanks, glad you enjoyed! 🙂

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