9 Simple Things You Can Do to Help Save the Earth

There are many simple things you can do to help Mother Nature.

Going green is easier than you think. There are little things you can do every day to help reduce greenhouse gases and make a less harmful impact on the environment.

1.­ Pay attention to how you use water.

Every time you turn off the water while you’re brushing your teeth, you’re doing something good. Try drinking tap water instead of bottled water, so you aren’t wasting all that packaging as well.

2. Leave your car at home.

If you can stay off the road just two days a week, you’ll reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 1,590 pounds (721 kilograms) per year

3. Walk or ride your bike to work, school and anywhere you can.

You can reduce greenhouse gases while burning some calories and improving your health.

4. Recycle.

5. Compost.

6. Change your light bulbs.

Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) last 10 times longer than a standard bulb and use at least two-thirds less energy.

7. Make your home more energy efficient (and save money).

Get a programmable thermostat so you aren’t wasting energy when you aren’t home. When you go to bed, reduce the thermostat setting — you won’t miss those extra degrees of heat or air conditioning while you’re asleep.

8. Drive smarter. Slow down

Driving 60 miles per hour instead of 70 mph will save you up 4 miles per gallon. Accelerating and braking too hard can also reduce your fuel economy.

9.Turn off lights