The earth is harmed by human activities, climate change, and forest fires, among other things. As time goes on, the environmental conditions of our planet will only get worse. We must take action soon before the effects of our behaviors are irreversible. Here are some simple ways that we can help the planet and work to improve the current environmental state: 

  1. Advocate for environmental campaigns that help reduce air pollution, ocean pollution, and environmental pollution. 
  1. Reduce, reuse, and recycle. Conserve natural resources and cut down on what you throw away to reduce the amount of material in landfills. 
  1. Volunteer for cleanups in your community. You can also get involved in protecting your watershed.
  1. Conserve water. The less water you use, the less runoff and water waste that will make its way to the ocean. 
  1. Buy less plastic and bring reusable shopping bags to stores. 
  1. If you want to do something with your family, plant a tree. They help save energy, clean the air, and help fight climate change. 
  1. When shopping, look for brands that are non-toxic to protect waterways.
  1. Walk, bike, or take public transportation more often to reduce natural gas emissions. Another benefit of this is that walking and biking is a great way to sneak cardio into your busy schedule. 
  1. Food production is a major cause of wildlife extinction. Try eating more sustainably to reduce biodiversity loss. 
  1. Find ways you can donate to charities of your choice. There are tons of amazing fundraisers that help contribute to restoring nature and fighting the main reasons for nature’s decline, particularly the food system and climate change. 
  1. Start investing in reusable and rechargeable natural resources. In addition to being more sustainable, you will also save money in the long run. 

I hope you find these ways of helping save our planet resourceful. Earth needs your help more than ever, and no action is too small to make a difference. Be mindful of the world we live in and start treating every day as if it is Earth Day.