There has been a lot of talk about climate change, global warming, and about the plastic hurting our beautiful earth. Days have been hotter, seasons don’t really change, and there’s a huge plastic waste problem in the world today. But thankfully there are ways to help the planet! But I feel like some people are don’t really understand how to help out or that these are big issues.
Global warming is “is the long-term heating of Earth’s climate system observed since the pre-industrial period (between 1850 and 1900) due to human activities, primarily fossil fuel burning, which increases heat-trapping greenhouse gas levels in Earth’s atmosphere.” And I am quoting this from NASA; the people who are out here studying climate and the weather and all sorts of other outer space/earth stuff. We can help by driving less (take a bike if you have to go somewhere that’s less that 10-15mins away), change your light bulb to a compact fluorescent light bulb, check your tires (if your tires are inflated properly it can improve your gas mileage by 3%), and the list can go on.
Climate change is the change in the average weather patterns. Small things we can do to help climate change are washing your clothes in cold or warm water (not hot!), hang dry your clothes, get renewable energy (it’s great for the environment and economy), and start spreading the word and tips to your friends and family!
The amount of waste we have every year is horrible, especially our plastics waste. A lot of our plastic waste ends up in the beach or near grassy areas (I’m referring to littering). Animals tend to think that these items are food. Some tips to help reduce the amount of plastic you use is to use reusable bags/straws, if you want to buy small peanuts or snacks go to a bulk store and bring your own jars to put it in, support brands that are using biodegradable items or brand that use recycled materials to make their products, and the most important of all is to recycle!!!
A lot of these problems can be solved by making small everyday changes. Spread the word! Research more information on how you can help the planet. You might think that your contribution will not change anything but in reality it does! If you’d like to go on some of the websites that I read information from I’ll put some links down below!