Different Ways to Help the Environment in your Daily Life

By: Grace Coughlin

How the Things you do Effects the Ocean

Our Earth is the amazing place we live. It provides us with oxygen, food, and water. As the human population has grown we have started to deplete and damage some of the Earth's resources. We have caused this through the excess product and waste we use in the bathroom, our electrical usage (light pollution), and our plastic usage. Everyday in the bathroom, we use a countless amount of tissues, makeup wipes, cotton swabs, etc. There are reusable versions of those products so we should swap them out with the ones we currently use. For a list of all of the different products that can be swapped out and a few other ways to reduce waste in the bathroom, please visit the tab marked "Ways to go Green" in the drop down menu.

Electricity has become integral to our lives. Imagine; you wake up to the sound of your alarm clock, turn on your lights, and go downstairs to make yourself breakfast using a variety of different electrical products (fridge, toaster, microwave, etc). Then, you go outside and get into your car. In the midst of all this, you also went on your phone. We have to lower greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality, and limit life pollution in order to be able to continue to live on Earth. For more information on how to do this, please visit the tab marked "Light Pollution and Energy" in the drop down menu.

Water. It is part of our very existence because we are 60% water. It is also part of the Earth's existence too. The Earth is 71% water and 96% of that water is salt. Salt water is what the ocean is made of. The ocean is important because it houses many sea creatures, connects our continents, and is a whole new world to explore. We have to respect our oceans because currently there is a garbage patch called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch floating around in the ocean. It is three times the size of France (two times the size of Texas) and stretches over 600,000 square miles. We need to find a way to reduce the amount of trash we use so we don't add to the mess. To read more, please visit the tab marked "Our Ocean".

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