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17 Ridiculously Easy Ways To Save The Planet

So simple you'll barely even have to think about it.

1. Reduce your food waste.

2. Don't leave the water running while brushing your teeth.

3. Make use of your blinds.

4. Try CFLs (compact fluorescent lightbulbs).

5. Turn off the lights when you leave a room.

6. When you see trash, pick it up.

7. Unplug devices that are energy vampires and use power strips.

8. Buy in bulk bins and store your goods in mason jars and glass bottles.

9. Pay your bills online.

10. Eat a meatless meal one day per week.

Believe it or not, this will hugely help the environment by minimizing water usage and reducing greenhouse gases and fuel dependency. Read more about the effect meat has on the planet here and check out our list of Meatless Monday recipe inspiration.

11. Swap bottled water for a reusable water bottle.

12. Invest in some rechargeable batteries.

13. Recycle your K-Cups or invest in the reusable kind.

14. If you have air conditioning, make sure to seal any holes or air leaks.

15. Consider composting.

16. Mail your old mascara wands to the Appalachian Wildlife Refuge to be used on rescued animals.

17. Buy recycled items.