Earth, I Love You

Oh, come on and be a man about it, earthlings. Admit that you've taken the blue planet for granted. We litter, we use water and electricity far more than we need them to, and we even pollute, too. We make it as if everything in this world lasts forever. Guess what, genius, I got news for you-- they don't. I'm assuming if all your senses still work pretty darn well, you can feel the difference from time to time. The weather, the forests, even the oceans experience its differences.

I know most of us think it's the government's job to take care of our country, well you're a citizen too you know. So rather than complaining that everyone's not doing their jobs properly, you can also contribute by doing the little changes. Never underestimate the small changes, because these small changes lead to the big ones. I won't act like such a know-it-all and give you tips about how you too, can make this "small differences," but here's a simple list of tips that you can apply to your daily lives and just squeeze into your schedule, no matter how tight it appears to be.

1. Walk, don't run. I know it might seem like the easier option, because it's so much faster and more comfortable to use our personal car rather than choosing the public transportation, but why not walk the extra mile? Other than saving money for gas, it gives you the extra work out you need! Or follow the new budding trend, CYCLING! As much as I want to follow this trend, I can't. I'm not the best when it comes to "balancing" things. Other useful tip: Use the stairs than the elevator;) Whatever it takes to use less energy, do it.
2. Turn it off. Turn your lights off when not needed. Or even more fun, turn them off even when you do! I don't use the lights while I'm bathing, I just memorize where everything is and I find it so much "challenging" and helpful for the environment at the same time. Turn the water faucet off whenever you're done with it, shower less (I know someone's going to be ecstatic about this tip!) and every drop counts! So don't waste water, people!
3. More organic, less meat. Organic means healthier, less pesticide. Good for your body, better for the environment! And I'm not going to be an extremist by telling you to stop eating meat, but I'm just saying that there's no harm in eating less of our fellow animals.
4. Less dramatic with plastic. Look around your house and see just how many things are made up of plastic. As if global warming needs more help in making the Earth suffer more. If you have to carry your things from the groceries store to your car, then carry them. But if you're a big spender who shops a lot, then carrying your own bag is the perfect solution.
5. Recycle! Be as creative as you can. Go all out! Make DIY (Do It Yourself) products. Some people make good profit out of it!

We must not only think about what will happen today, but remember we have a lot of things in front of us. Natural disasters can't be prevented, but we can definitely lessen the probability.

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

keep the faith

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