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3 Easy Ways to Help Save the Earth

Check out 3 easy ways to help save the earth. Unless you live under a rock, you know the future of earth is in jeopardy. Endangered animals and dying oceans cannot be disputed. Global warming is a huge debate for another day. Moreover, it’s hard to take it seriously as the furnace clicks on at the end of April. 

The ramifications of our choices probably won’t make a difference in our lifetime but will certainly lead to better consequences for our children and grandchildren. As a result, I feel better knowing the small changes I’m making will make a huge impact on the future.

Where to start? Begin with these easy suggestions and encourage others to do the same.

3 Easy Ways to Help Save the Earth

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Conserve Water at Home 

Conserving water is one of the biggest ways we can make a difference. Put these non water-wasting practices in place right away – they’re all easy and painless. If you live in an area with a water shortage, it’s even more important. 

  • Check and fix water leaks. A leaky faucet results in a lot of wasted water. 
  • Choose water-saving devices for your faucets and toilets, perhaps a low-flow showerhead is an option for you.
  • Turn the faucet off while washing dishes, don’t let the water run continuously.
  • Turn the faucet off while brushing your teeth. 
  • Only wash full loads of laundry and similarly, full loads of dishes in the dishwasher. 
  • Cut down on the amount of water you use for your lawn.
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Avoid Chemicals

Chemicals have become a daily part of our lives. They, quite simply, are not good for humans. From soap and shampoo to cleanser and furniture polish, chemicals are everywhere. These environment unfriendly products eventually end up in the water supply. In conclusion, do your best to cut back on harmful additives. 

  • Learn about household cleaning items that do not use hazardous chemicals. They will also save money, for example, use a 1:1 solution of white vinegar and water for basic cleaning jobs. Find great cleaning alternatives in this article: 27 Easy Ways to Go Green.
  • Instead of using chemical-laden shampoos and soaps, try making your own.
  • Ditch plastic wrap and make your own beeswrap with the recipe found in the article, DIY Easy Beeswrap Recipe.
  • Instead of using pesticides and herbicides, find natural ways to get rid of weeds and pests. We use vinegar for weed control and have found this article to be helpful. Homemade Weed Killer
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How to Dispose of Toxic Waste Correctly

Ammonia, paint, motor oil, and other chemicals should never be poured down the sewer to certainly affect our ecosystem. They will soak into the earth and end up in the groundwater. Contact your local sanitation department to find out the best practices for disposing of hazardous waste and toxic chemicals.

3 Easy Ways to Help Save the Earth

I hope you found 3 Easy Ways to Help Save the Earth helpful. Remember, little steps will make a big difference. Which habit will you switch first? Please share your ideas for making every day Earth Day and your Going Green journey. 

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