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Your Garden Can Quietly Help The Planet In 10 Specific Ways

Wanna save the world? Good. Grab your sun hat.

1. Gardening decreases carbon dioxide...

2. ...and increases oxygen.

3. Gardens can protect birds, bees, and butterflies.

4. Eating from your vegetable garden lowers your carbon footprint in two ways.

5. Rooftop gardens can reduce "heat islands" and make our cities less sweltering in the summer.

6. Planting a garden on your roof or trees in your yard can spare the Earth carbon and save you money on your energy bill.

7. Rain gardens work overtime to keep pollution out of our water.

8. Certain plants in your garden can prevent soil erosion.

9. A garden can decrease noise pollution.

10. Each little garden adds up to a big difference.