Protecting Our Planet

10 tips to positively impact the planet

Over the years, we as humans have normalized actions that, little do a lot of us know, are terrorizing our planet. According to a study by, “climate change is the single most serious threat facing our planet today.” And unfortunately, although it is the biggest environmental issue, it is not the only one. Being the creators of these problems, I feel it’s only right we should take initiative to change them. Below are some fairly simple actions that I encourage you to try and take.

  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle—Although these sound basic, following the “Three R’s” helps to conserve natural resources and landfill space.
  • Volunteer—If you have time to do so, volunteering for cleanup in your community makes for a great, helpful hobby.
  • Conserve Water—Preventing unnecessary water usage helps lessen the runoff and stop it from ending up in the ocean.
  • Shop Wisely—Still meeting your needs, try to buy less plastic and use reusable shopping bags.
  • Look Into Long-Lasting Light bulbs—Energy efficient light bulbs reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Also try to shut off any lights not in use. 
  • Plant A Tree—Trees provide food and oxygen. They also help in saving energy, cleaning the air and combating climate change. 
  • Eliminate Over fishing—While fishing does help control population, over fishing endangers food webs and ocean ecosystems.
  • Use Reusable Beverage Containers—Using reusable containers also helps to reduce plastic and styrofoam that can potentially end up in landfills or the ocean.
  • Compost—Letting food and yard waste rot into the soil eliminates it all being thrown in landfills.
  • Educate Others—It’s important to educate people around the world on these issues so they can help resolve them too. 

These 10 tips are only some of many ways you can help. If need be, I encourage you to look further into these problems and solutions and find ways to change your lifestyle for the better of everyone. The smallest change in your life can result in a significant difference for our beloved planet.