47 Things Teens Can Do for the Environment by Lexi Petronis, Jill Buck

By Lexi Petronis, Jill Buck

  yes, all of us know the planet is in difficulty. We listen speak forever approximately weather swap, pollution from automobiles, oil spills into oceans, trash overflowing into waterways, and poisonous chemical compounds leaking into our groundwater. Sigh. however the excellent news is there is a lot we will be able to do to begin cleansing up the Earth. And it begins with you!

This e-book explores a whole bunch small (and massive) issues that youth can do to make a favorable distinction within the surroundings such as:

• cross on a eco-friendly date with a brand new crush

• devour much less meat

• learn how to store vintage

• create an environmental activity strength at school

• cross on an eco-adventure

• and more!

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Then, develop it into an event in which you can raise money for your cause. How to Do It Everyone has an environmental cause that’s near and dear to their hearts. If you are a surfer, it might be protecting the beaches. If you love to go backpacking, you may be committed to preserving open spaces. Once you know your message, decide how you want to communicate it to the world. Write and put on a play. A play with an environmental bent doesn’t have to be serious. On the contrary, it can be hilarious, inspiring, and artistic and still communicate a good message.

That way the poop will decompose quickly on its own and not stick around for a lifetime in a plastic bag in the dump. ) This is because they need to be in an aerobic environment (exposed to air) to decompose, as opposed to being trapped in a dump. 7 Have a Green Christmas If you celebrate Christmas, you may have realized that it’s not the most environmentally friendly of holidays. There’s a lot about it that screams “green”— trees, boughs of holly, Aunt Sarah’s lime jello mold — but ’tis also the season for putting up shimmering energy-expending lights, chopping down precious trees, and buying lots of nonbiodegradable presents that are wrapped in unrecycled paper (which you may also be doing if you are celebrating Hanukkah, or any other holiday that celebrates with presents).

Still, for a natural alternative, give body sugaring a try. It’s like waxing, except you can use a natural mixture of sugar, water, and lemon. Look online for a complete recipe. 2 Put the Spin Cycle on Pause Stop throwing your clothes into the hamper. That isn’t to say you should throw them on the floor — the laundry lords in your house definitely wouldn’t appreciate that. But not every item of clothing that you wear needs to get washed every time you wear it. Washing just one load of laundry in a standard top-loading washing machine consumes about 40 gallons of water, so the less laundry you do, the better.

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