10 Easy Ways You Can Help the Environment

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Do you love the ocean, the forest, the mountains, and all of the animals? A great way to show
your love for the earth is by taking care of it. Even a little kid can have a big impact on the
environment. Here are 10 easy ways you can help save the planet today!

1. Drink from a reusable water bottle
Drinking from a reusable water bottle helps to reduce the amount of plastic waste on our planet.
You can even decorate your water bottle with fun stickers and refill it whenever you want.

2. Use rechargeable batteries in your game controller
Rechargeable batteries work just like normal batteries except when they die you can put them in
a charger, plug it into the wall, and bring them back to life. This way you’ll use fewer batteries
and they’ll be available faster so you can keep playing.

3. Make new things out of old items
There’s nothing like a fun, creative challenge. Try taking old things like toilet paper rolls and
tissue boxes and creating new things out of them like a tissue box guitar.

4. Trap bugs in cups and take them outside
A spider in your room can be creepy and gross but bugs are actually really important to the
environment and we need them. Instead of squishing and killing them, try trapping them under
an upside-down cup, sliding a piece of paper under it, and then releasing the bug outside.

5. Unplug things when you’re done using them
Help save electricity and unplug things like the toaster when you’re done. It’s an easy thing to
do but it will make a big difference because appliances use electricity just by being plugged in,
even if you’re not using them.

6. Turn off the lights when you leave a room
This might be one of the easiest ways to have a big impact. Turning off the lights when you
leave a room will save energy and reduce electric costs for your family.

7. Turn off the water when you’re brushing your teeth
Just like saving energy, you can save a lot of water by turning off the faucet while you brush
your teeth – almost 3,000 gallons per year!

8. Start a compost
A compost is a great place to toss food scraps like banana peels and apple cores. You can
even create your own at home for the whole family to use.

9. Pull weeds
Anyone can help in the yard no matter how old you are. Ask an adult to show you which plants
are weeds and then you can have a blast tearing them out of the ground. Make sure you get the

10. Draw on both sides of the paper
Since paper comes from trees it’s important that we use it wisely. Make sure you draw and write
on both sides of a paper before reaching for a new one. You can even try using paper scraps in
art projects.

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