11 Essential Ways that Will Help You to Save the Planet

Our planet is our home, our mother and our child at once. We need to take care of it. You may think it is too difficult. You may ask me, How can I help to save the planet, it is so BIG, what can I do? Even doing small acts of kindness and care towards out planet can save it, and if all of us do just a small good thing - the whole world will become much better. Don't try to change the world - start with yourself - with these small acts of care and love. Here are 11 easy and enjoyable ways to save the planet.

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1. Batch Errands

Do you spend your whole week trying to catch up with the errands? Take a few moments once a week to make a plan of all the
errands that need to get done, and try to batch them into one trip. This will save your gasoline and you will be surprised when you find yourself with much better time-management skills.

2. Invest in Your Own Coffee Cup

If you start every morning with a steamy cup, a quick tabulation can show you that the waste is piling up. Invest in a reusable cup, which not only cuts down on waste, but keeps your beverage hot for a much longer time. Most coffee shops will happily fill your own cup, and many even offer you a discount in exchange! So you will receive a favorite coffee cup, economy and discounts and one more step that will help to save the planet.

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3. Give it Away

Before throwing something away, think about if someone else might need it.You can donate to a charitable organization or post it on a web site designed to connect people and things, such as Freecycle.org. Save money and energy for recycling and buying new things:) Remember that this experience is such an easy and pleasant way to save the planet.

4. Telecommute

See if you can work out an arrangement with your employer that you work from home for some portion of the week. Saving money, gasoline, and getting to work in your pajamas! And of course one more ability of learning time management;)

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5. Recycle Aluminum and Glass

Twenty recycled aluminum cans can be made with the energy it takes to manufacture one brand new one. Every ton of glass recycled saves the equivalent of nine gallons of fuel oil needed to make glass from virgin materials.

6. Fly with an E-Ticket

The cost of processing a paper ticket is approximately $10, while processing an e-ticket costs only $1. In the near future, e-tickets will be the only option, saving the airline industry $3 billion a year. It will cut your costs and save tons of paper.

7. Download Your Software

Most software comes on a compact disc, and more than 30 billion compact discs of all types are sold annually. That's a huge amount of waste, not to mention the associated packaging. Also when you are downloading your software you can download the latest version available.

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8. Plastic Bag Suck

Each year the U.S. uses 84 billion plastic bags, a significant portion of the 500 billion used worldwide. They are not biodegradable, and are making their way into our oceans, and subsequently, the food chain. Stop using plastic bags and make one more step to save the planet. Stronger, reusable bags are an inexpensive and readily available option.

9. Use Rechargeable Batteries

Each year 15 billion batteries produced and sold and most of them are disposable alkaline batteries. Only a fraction of those are recycled. Buy a charger and a few sets of rechargeable batteries. Although it requires an upfront investment, it is one that should pay off in no time. And on Christmas morning when all the stores are closed? You'll be fully stocked.

10. Go Vegetarian Once a Week

Did you know that it requires 2,500 gallons of water to produce one pound of beef. You can also save some trees. For each hamburger that originated from animals raised on rain forest land, approximately 55 square feet of forest have been destroyed. Take care of your diet and our planet - being vegetarian can be an interesting experience for you.

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11. Use Both Sides of Paper

For a quick and easy way to halve paper use, set your printer's default option to print double-sided (duplex printing). Also don't forget to take your paper documents to recycle bin when you are finished working with them.

Simply add these 11 ways to help the planet to your daily routine. These easy and enjoyable steps can really change our world and help us to save the planet.

Ideas are taken from this great source: 50 Ways to Help the Planet

Please, feel free to share your ideas and experience in your way towards greener living.

 

 

 
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