5 Easy Things you can do to Help our Planet

March 30, 2017 by Justine Pfeffer

Our world matters so much and the smallest change can make a big difference. Are you an advocate of protecting and nourishing the environment we live in? Check out these simple life hacks to help us live in a healthier, happier world.

1. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Use the three R’s!


The power of reduce, reuse and recycle contributes to our environment tremendously. Try reducing the usage of paper by printing double-sided, invest in a to-go water bottle to reuse throughout the day and recycle your unwanted clothes to a family member or a donation bin.

2. Drive Less

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There are plenty of ways to get around without deteriorating the air we breathe in. Is your destination only 5 minutes away? Try walking or riding a bike. Not only are you preventing air pollution, you are also taking steps to improve your health.


3. Grocery Shop on a Full Belly

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Yes, the choices you make when shopping on a growling stomach can negatively impact our environment. I know it seems completely reasonable to buy three boxes of chocolate chip cookies on an empty belly. However, in reality you are doing more harm than good. Before you shop, make sure to grab a bite to eat to limit the amount of unnecessary groceries bought. This can also help minimize wasting unwanted food. You and your wallet will thank us later!


4. Power Down

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Prefer to sleep with the TV on? Set a sleep timer before bed. Don’t forget to turn off any lights and unplug appliances when you aren’t using them. Reducing energy intake contributes to a healthier and happier world.

5. Conserve Water

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Use water wisely. Just by eliminating a minute of your shower could save gallons of water. Also keep in mind to not let the water run when brushing your teeth. Saving energy saves the world and your money.