Some of you know that our earth is dying, many are oblivious, a few don’t want to admit it. But it’s true our earth IS dying and if we don’t do anything about it now then it’ll be too late. That’s right we still have time to fix it, we still have time to change our world.
We all scare the younger generation into making sure they keep the planet clean and healthy, but doesn’t that scare you? Doesn’t the fact that if we don’t start recycling and drive less cars, conserve water, and plant trees then our planet could die before we grow old.
I’m going to give you 7 tips to help you start making a difference for our earth: starting of with the easiest one:
The three ‘R’s
Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. This simply means to cut down on what you throw away. Using the three ‘R’s to conserve natural resources and landfill space, you can start making a little difference in your home.
Volunteering for clean-ups in your community. It may not seem fun, but I assure you once you have completed three hours around your neighbourhood, you’ll feel great. If you’re a cadet, then you usually to do a little community clean-up. If you’re doing Duke of Edinburgh, then you could spend your volunteering to clean-ups every 2-3 weeks for a few hours.
You can help others understand the significance and value of our natural resources by further excelling in your own studies. So, teach younger students by going to schools, meeting students at extracurricular clubs or you could go to schools and give a talk.
Using less water will allow less wastewater to eventually end up in the ocean. You could have separate bins, metal straws instead of plastic. We all have seen the horrific things that happen to animals underwater only because of our actions. This leads to shopping wisely; buy less plastic and bring reusable shopping bags.
Use long-lasting light bulbs
Energy efficient light bulbs are better! Don’t forget to switch the light switch off when you leave a room!
Plant a tree
As you all already know trees provide food and oxygen. They save energy, clean the air, and help combat climate change.
Drive less petrol cars or none at all, riding a bike is good for the environment and healthier.
If we applied these basic rules to our everyday lives, then we still would be able to save our planet. It’s not too late to start.