Best Life: Reduce, reuse, recycle
ORLANDO, FL (Ivanhoe Newswire) - With the threat of global warming and climate change looming large, Earth Day encourages people to take steps to reduce their carbon footprint and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
April 22nd is Earth Day, and every 24 hours, 150 species are lost. By 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean.
When it comes to celebrating Earth Day, you don’t have to think big, just think about the three R’s.
Reducing, reusing, and recycling. There are many easy ways you can clean your habits today to save the planet tomorrow.
The first tip is to ditch tea bags and start buying leaves instead. According to the tea division, bags have 10 times the carbon footprint.
Another tip is, BYOF. Bring your own fork! The Ocean Conservatory listed plastic culinary among the deadliest to the environment.
Also, 40% of our food supply goes straight into the trash. If people around the world saved just one-quarter of the food we throw out, we could end global hunger.
Another way to do your part is to carry your own reusable coffee cup. Starbucks blows through 8,000 paper cups a minute. Each cup you don’t use will be one less in the landfill.
Another important focus of earth day is the preservation of natural habitats and biodiversity.
Many communities organize clean-ups that are free to attend. By participating in these events, you can help remove trash and debris from the environment, preventing it from causing harm to wildlife and ecosystems.
The most effective way to clean the planet is to reduce waste by practicing the three R’s: reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Contributors to this news report include: Marsha Lewis, Producer; Roque Correa, Videographer and Editor
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