3 Easy Steps To Save Our Planet TODAY
Earth Day should be EVERY DAY. Some people think you need a science degree to address climate change, but it takes someone like YOU. No matter who we are, we can all help save the future of our planet by taking small simple actions. Not convinced or not sure where to start? Check out this quick and easy guide that can help you begin taking action today.
Step 1: Think
Step 2: Act
Step 3: Repeat
So now that you have gone through each of these three steps, you have officially become a Climate Champion, a Planet Protector, an Environmental Advocate! Who knew that by taking simple actions - like picking up litter or turning off unused lights - you could save the world?
Do you feel like you need some inspiration to get you started? Here are young people from around the world that are taking simple actions to combat climate change:
Kelepi, 18, Australia
Hop on a bike and start riding down your carbon emissions.
Adaora, 19, Nigeria
I make it habit to turn off lights and devices whenever not in use.
Monica, 18, Mexico
When I take a shower, I turn off the shower while I wash my hair to save water and I do the same while brushing my teeth.
Joanna, 25, Philippines
I always bring with me a reusable water bottle and reuse straws.
Khishigjargal, 22, Mongolia
It is our responsibility to think about where our food comes from, where it goes, and what we can do to make sure we do not waste precious resources.
Katharine, 21, England
I try to reuse items such as jars and containers as often as possible...turning a sauce jar into a plant pot not only saves on waste but also gives me a great new addition to my room!
Darshatha, 23, Sri Lanka
I personally try to avoid polythene much as possible and use reusable cloth bags for shopping purposes.
Leah, 22, United States
I carpool with friends and use public transportation where possible.
Yifei, 16, United States
Sorting your trash out between recyclables and non recyclables is an action you can take to simply address climate change every day.
Caroline, 23, Kenya
I pick up litter on the ground as I walk along the Nairobi streets and throw it in the appropriate bin.
Rim, 25, Tunisia
Protecting the environment is as simple as not throwing away gum on the ground.
Mwaniki, 20, Kenya
I bombarded the suggestion box right next to the principal’s office with little notes on getting bins. Slowly, moderately-sized blue steel contraptions began popping up around the compound.