6 Ways to Save the Earth

By EasyUni Staff | Last modified 11 Nov 2017
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On 22 April every year, we honour our planet by celebrating the Earth Day.  People and groups worldwide commemorate the day with events happening worldwide. This year, Google has created a special map with a list of planned events open to public across the globe. Don’t wait! Feel free to register and join these meaningful activities!

You can go for official events like tree replantation, beach cleaning, running events, awareness campaigns and etc. No time for it? Is alright, you can try some of the following simple activities to support the Earth Day:

1. Walk, Cycle or Use Public Transportation

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Ride your bike or walk to your destination whenever you can! You can also commute by trains because automobile emissions are harmful to the environment.

Besides exercising your body, walking and cycling can also help you save money on gas and parking fee.


2. Think about Your Water Usage

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While 70% of the Earth is covered by water, that doesn’t make water supply unlimited. So start turning off water tap while you’re brushing your teeth, washing your face or shaving.

Living Green and Saving Energy suggested that reducing your shower length by four minutes daily would save 3,650 gallons of water annually. So, try cutting down your shower time to conserve more water.


3. Recycle your Waste Materials

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Recycling is one of the simplest act to save the environment. Whether it’s paper products, plastic or used metal, you will do the Earth a favour in reducing the landfills’ waste.

Take advantage of the programmes at your colleges or universities as well as your neighbourhood as  they are free and available! Here is a list of colleges that put heavy emphasis on recycling programme.


4. Go Paperless

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If you can,  take notes electronically. It does not only save your money on purchasing notebooks, it also decreases the demand of paper and deforestation.

Jotting down what you need to remember in your class in your laptops, smartphones or tablets will also keep your notes organised and safe. It’s also a good way to maximise the use of your gadgets.


5. Use Reusable Grocery Bags

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Paper bag is a better choice because plastic bags take a lifetime to decompose.

Additionally, you can bring along a reusable, environmentally-friendly grocery bag when you shop.


6. Carry a Reusable Water Bottle

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Be smart by reusing old water bottles or using a reusable water container.

Getting yourself a reusable bottle does not only show your love to the Earth but also to your wallet because you can take it to your class, the gym, or even short trips. Choose one with a design that you like so you’ll be encouraged to bring it everywhere you go.

Posted on 09 Oct 2017
Student Life, Useful Tips