Every day we can take small actions at home to protect the planet. We don’t even need our parents’ permission!
There are so many simple actions each of us can take. We can compost, turn lights off when we’re not in the room, eliminate plastics, and conserve water. We can plant gardens and avoid using pesticides, ride bikes, hang dry our clothes, recycle, unplug devices, and eat less meat. If every one of us did one small thing a day, we’d surely see our small actions make a difference.
Committing to starting in our homes means we’re taking steps to protect our future, teach our family, and establish good habits that mirror how we can take direct action in our communities.
Find tons of ideas about actions you can take here.
THINGS YOU CAN DO TODAY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
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That leaves us. Fortunately, there are lots of things we can do ourselves. I’ve listed nine of them below. They might look like small things, but they are powerful things.
Buy compact fluorescent light bulbs. They last eight times as long and use a fraction of the energy.