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one of my new year's resolutions is to be kinder to the environment around me and acknowledge how my actions affect it. because of this, I figured I would give a few tips on how you can make the world a better place to live. enjoy!

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one: use water wisely

It might not seem like a big problem to most, but water is a very limited resource. Many people are struggling to get clean water, let alone any. So instead of drinking bottled water, drink tap. It saves clean water and eliminates the plastic packaging. You can also try turning off the faucet when you brush your teeth and washing your clothes in cold water.

two: don't drive

Ride your bike to work some days of the week or walk to the closest stores to run errands; it makes a big difference. Staying off the road for just two days a week reduces greenhouse gas emissions by about 1,590 pounds per year. But if you're not completely comfortable giving up your car, combine errands into one trip so you save time and gas.

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three: recycle

Even though it's very simple, not many people do it. All you have to do is have a recycling bin separate from the trash, so when you have metal, paper, etc., it can be reused instead of wasted.

four: compost

This is also something that many people don't do, yet is very beneficial to the environment. Create a dirt pile in a place where worms (yes, worms) can access it. Then, whenever you have a piece of waste that is compostable (like apple peels, leaves, and mostly anything that directly comes from nature) you place it in the dirt so the worms can transform it into fertilizer.

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five: conserve energy

You've probably heard this before, but I'm going to say it again. You have to turn off the lights when you leave a room. It conserves a lot more energy than you think. Also, consider changing your standard light bulbs to Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs); they use at least two-thirds less energy.

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xxKaitlyn ♡

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