Hey! I've decided to write an article giving you 5 easy and simple ways that will contribute to save the Earth. Our planet is dying because of us, so we have to take responsibility and act now.

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1. Commit to a plant based diet

Try eating less meat. i'm not forcing anyone to become vegan right away, but it would be better to not eat as much of it.
Meat processing and packaging wastes way too much water, and it also produces a lot of waste. So, begin to include a more vegetarian/vegan diet through selected days of the week/meals and you can also switch to soy/almond milk.

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AND this fantastic article by @smokedpizza and @nothinglefttobelievein will explain why going vegetarian is not only healthy for you but also why it's helping the environment and saving animals lifes.

2. Cut your plastic use

So unless, you've been living under a rock, you'll have heard about the abundance of statistics about single use plastic items and the impact that it's having on our planet, here's some examples:
95% of plastic packaging is discarded after a single use. More than 8 million tons of plastic are dumped in our ocean every year and annually approximately 500 billion plastic bags are used worldwide. More than one million bags are used every minute.

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Sooo here are some of the single use plastic swaps that you can do:

- Carry your own shopping bags;
- Invest in a stailess steel, bamboo or silicone straw;
- Opt for a bamboo toothbrush;
- Reusable waterbottle;
-Period undies over pads;

3. Plant a tree

Plant a tree or put a plant - whether in your garden, your backyard, along with the road or any other suitable place. You can also participate in volunteering activities devoted to this cause, or partake in planting activities.

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4. Use public transport or go by bike

Everybody knows that cars are also a big issue when it comes to co2 emissions and it's something we all need to change individually as well. So try to carpool with someone to school/work/parties whatever, it will be fun since there's someone to talk to, also if it's somewhere near your place go by bike or walk and use more public transport.

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5. Ecosia

Use "ecosia" as your new search engine, its like google but they plant a tree for every handful of searches + is B certified!

Description of the app

"Ecosia is the tech company that puts the ability to do good into the hands of internet users. When you use Ecosia to browse the web, your searches are helping to plant trees and reverse the effects of climate change".

How it works

"Like other search engines, Ecosia makes money from search ads. The big difference is, Ecosia uses its profits to plant trees, where nature and people need them most. The Ecosia community is planting millions of trees every month across the world's most threatened biodiversity hotspots, simply by searching the web. The more people use Ecosia, the more trees we can plant, it's that easy!"

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Source: Ecosia's fact about their app from Appstore (apple devises)

https://www.ecosia.org/

The differences between google and ecosia is that ecosia:

- DOESN'T sell your data to advertisers because there are no third party trackers;
- Anonymize all searches within one week;
- Publish the monthly financial reports, so you see exactly where the income from your searches goes;
- Their servers run on 100% renewable energy, and every search request removes 1kg of CO2 from the atmosphere;
- Plant acacia trees to make the soil more fertile.

In addition, you can also download the FREE app for your smartphone and tablets, so you don't get problems using it when you don't have your pc. <3

That's it, thank your for the support and hope you'll help the World.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
—Margaret Mead