The Earth is home to all that we love and protecting it is important. We use the resources the Earth provides and build up our societies. Yet many of the actions humans take have a negative impact on the health of the planet. This will continue to amplify through the generations unless we all take responsibility for the marks we leave on the environment. Due to the United States’ recent withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, which sought to combat climate change, there is a greater desire from individuals to help the environment. Accordingly, here are 10 ways that you can do your part for the environment.
1) Reducing Energy Usage
So much in our everyday lives relies on the usage of electricity and other forms of energy. As such, we often take energy for granted and do not think about how much we use except in the context of utilities bills. However, the more energy that we use, the more energy that has to be harvested in power plants. This causes a greater amount of fumes and power plant pollution to get released into the environment. Since many power plants use resources such as coal and oil rather than cleaner and renewable resources, the byproducts that are released, such as greenhouse gasses, contribute significantly to global warming. Some easy ways that you can reduce your energy usage include turning off lights when you are not in a room, turning off electronic devices when not in use, and substituting in cold water in place of warm water for some of your household tasks.
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