ten simple things you can do to help protect the earth

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Earth Day - Environmental TipsEarth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world on Ap...

Earth Day - Environmental Tips

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, it now includes events coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network in more than 193 countries.

Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

Cut down on what you throw away. Follow the three "R's" to conserve natural resources and landfill space.

Volunteer

Volunteer for cleanups in your community. You can get involved in protecting your watershed, too.

Educate

When you further your own education, you can help others understand the importance and value of our natural resources.

Conserve Water

The less water you use, the less runoff and wastewater that eventually end up in the ocean.

Choose Sustainable

Learn how to make smart seafood choices at www.fishwatch.gov.

Shop Wisely

Buy less plastic and bring a reusable shopping bag.

Use Long-Lasting Light Bulbs

Energy-efficient light bulbs reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Also, flip the light switch off when you leave the room!

Plant a Tree

Trees provide food and oxygen. They help save energy, clean the air, and help combat climate change.

Don't Send Chemicals into Our Waterways

Choose non-toxic chemicals in the home and office.

Bike More, Drive Less