7 Uncommon Ways That You Can Help the Planet

And Why You Should Care

Sophia Vasiloudes, Staff Writer

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In the past decade, many of you have most likely been hearing about climate change and global warming. At this point, we’re all studying towards a future we might not even have, so if you’ve ever wondered how you can help prevent the Earth’s temperature from increasing, here are seven ways to do so:

 

  1. Pela Case

Pela is the creator of the world’s first 100% compostable case. Pela also donates a portion of its profits to foundations that work to ocean cleanup and preservation initiatives, so every case you buy lessens the amount of plastic in our oceans. Now, you’re probably wondering how much switching phone cases would really matter. But every year around 60,000 plastic phone cases are discarded because they no longer fit current phone models.     

     2. Bamboo Toothbrushes


I know none of you want to hear more facts about plastic production and pollution, so I’ll make this one quick and advise you to switch out your plastic toothbrush for a biodegradable bamboo one. You can usually find these at your local health food store, so next time you’re grocery shopping don’t forget to pick up a new toothbrush!

 

     3. Thrift! 

Thrifting is a cheaper and environmentally healthier method of shopping. Did you know it can take up to 2,700 liters of water to produce the cotton needed to make a single t-shirt? When thrifting, you’re buying second-hand, so no excessive resources are being used to produce something new. Most thrift stores also donate to charities, so you know exactly where your money is going. 

 

       4. Ecosia

Ecosia is a search engine extension you can add to Google Chrome that plants a tree every 45 searches. They also donate 80% or more of its profits to non-profit organizations that focus on Reforestation. And don’t worry about them stealing your information because all searches made through Ecosia are anonymized. 

 

      5. Carpool

Not much explaining needed for this one. We all go to the same school, and we all live in Florida. Next time you need a ride to school or anywhere else for that matter, consider driving with a friend or family member as a cheaper solution to saving gas and reducing your carbon emissions.

 

      6. Shoes

When shopping for a new pair of shoes, explore your sustainable options. Brands like Converse, Cariuma, Veja, Rothy’s and more, produce types of recycled shoes without sacrificing style.

 

      7. Finally, PLEASE STOP USING STYROFOAM CLAMSHELLS! 

I get it, if you have to leave for a club, but there’s seriously no reason to be eating inside of the café with styrofoam and plastic instead of a washed reusable plate and utensils.  

 

There are so many other ways you can help save our planet, but I understand it’s daunting. So starting small with these simple tips can help you get on the right track.

ONE MAN’S TRASH IS ANOTHER MAN’S TREASURE: Buying used is the cheapest and most environmentally friendly method of shopping!
Source: Pexel

 

WHEN PLASTIC BECOMES THE NEW SAND: Our oceans are quickly filling up with plastics and single-use disposables, so don’t always ignore what you hear about saving the turtles.
Source: Pexel

 

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