Did you know that 40 percent of the energy used in your homes comes from things that are not being used? It’s true! Energy is being used while something is plugged in, even if you aren’t using it! If you unplug things it could save you lots of money. I’m doing an experiment right now in my own house. For one full month, my family and I are unplugging electrical appliances when we aren’t using them. We are also turning off the lights when we leave the rooms, and washing bigger loads of laundry in order to use less water.
Another way to help save the planet is to reduce, reuse, and recycle. I know you’ve most likely heard this already, but it’s true. If you reduce the amount of water and electricity you use, you will save money and help save Earth. If you use the front and back of paper, you’ll cut the amount of waste in your home in half. Recycling is the major thing out of these three. Did you know that if you recycle all the paper you use instead of throwing it away for one year, garbage pits around the world would grow much smaller in size? That isn’t anything to sneeze at.
The last thing that you can do to help save our planet is to throw away trash. If you see litter on the ground, pick it up! Everywhere you go, you see garbage along the roads and in parking lots and pretty much anywhere you go. If every person that went to the beach would pick up two pieces of trash and not throw anything on the ground, the beach would be garbage free in about two weeks. One thing that you can do where you live is gather a group of people and pick up litter along the streets and in parks and playgrounds once a week. Recycle what you can and put the rest in the nearest garbage can.