Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Doing Our Part.

Making the World a Cleaner Place.

I am just as guilty as most in not doing my part.  With more research I have realized what all I can do to help out. Just one person can make a difference, but if we all attempt to make a change, can you imagine what could happen?
Below I have found 5 easy, effective ways we can help with the cleaning. 
Lets come together and make a difference!
    1. Do Not Litter.
Instead of throwing our trash in the most convenient place, why not take those extra few steps and put the trash where it belongs; the trash can.  Also, if we see trash on the ground, pick it up, even if it is not yours.

   2.  Eat Less Meat.
The livestock industry uses over half the synthetic fertilizer in the United States.  Through this, they contribute more to the marine dead zones than any other sector and consumes 70 percent of the water in the America west.  The livestock also accounts for approximately 21 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, more than all forms of transportation combined.

   3.  Plant a Tree.
Trees provide energy and food.  Not only are these two things essential in our daily lives, but by planting a tree, we are helping the   environment as well. 
How?  Trees breathe just like we do only they do the opposite, breathe in the carbon dioxide and release oxygen.
Planting a tree will clean our air!  Not to mention, with a group of friends, this could be a lot of fun!

   4. Recycle. Recycle. Recycle.
Avoid using plastic as much as possible.  I am guilty of buying bottled water almost every 3 days after reusing the same bottle for 2 or 3 days.  I always try to make sure I bring my plastic bottles to school with me to deposit into their recycling bins.
Plastic is takes years to decompose and when burned, gives off smoke filled with pollutable gasses.  If you can't seem to find a way to recycle, try buying a BPA-free water bottle from Target, Walmart, or if you want a really cute one, your local Life is Good store!
Refill with tap water! The standards for tap water are much more strict than bottled water!
  5. Give to Others.
Instead of throwing things away, donate it, or give it away to someone you know that needs it.  Go through your home atleast 4 times a year and give, sell or donate the things you can no longer find use for.  Help someone else in need or put a few extra dollars into your own pocket!  Websites like and among many others help make this possible! 
If you would like to know more ways that you can help, go to

 How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.  -Anne Frank

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