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  • Earth Day is an international day celebrated around the world to pledge support for environmental

  • protection.

  • Mother Earth is clearly urging a call to action.

  • Nature is suffering.

  • Forest fires, heat records, and acid rain just to name a few.

  • There are several things that you can do to help restore our earth.

  • Here are some examples for you to think about.

  • Reduce the amount of meat that you eat.

  • Cattle, sheep, and livestock have a huge carbon footprint.

  • What is a “Carbon footprint”?

  • The term carbon footprint is how much carbon goes into the air because of something done

  • by peopleor that is not done by nature.

  • We can reduce methane emissions by eating more plant-based foods.

  • What is a plant-based diet?

  • A plant-based diet includes vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, seeds and nuts.

  • How will this help?

  • Methane is emitted during the production and transport of coal, natural gas, and oil.

  • Methane emissions also result from livestock and other agricultural practices.

  • For example, every time a cow burps or passes gas, a little puff of methane wafts into the

  • atmosphere.

  • Reducing the amount of meat, you eat will help decrease the amount of gas released into

  • the atmosphere.

  • Eating plant-based foods will help use global farmland more efficiently.

  • Shop locally.

  • Always try to buy food that is local and in season.

  • On average, imported food travels 2500 km before it reaches your plate.

  • Avoid food with unnecessary and excessive packaging.

  • Our landfills and oceans are becoming more and more clogged with plastic bags, food containers,

  • disposable coffee cups and more.

  • It's clear that the convenience of food packaging is outweighed by the waste and pollution that

  • the packaging leaves behind.

  • Consider whether or not the things that you are buying have an effect on deforestation

  • and endangered species.

  • Plogging.

  • The word plogging is the activity of picking up litter while jogging.

  • The name comes from Sweden, but the act of combining sports with caring for your environment

  • is something we can do worldwide.

  • Not only is it healthy for the environment, but it's healthy for you.

  • Recycle.

  • To rinse, or not to rinse your recyclables.

  • That is the question.

  • And if you do need to rinse, what aboutstickystuff like salad dressing that clings to the

  • sides of the container?

  • A quick rinse is fine - You don't need to scrub those plastic and glass containers with

  • soap and water to make them clean enough to eat off of.

  • But taking a moment to give them a rinse, will ensure that they end up getting processed.

  • Don't just throw them into the trashRecycle.

  • Save water.

  • Shorter showers save water and the energy it takes to heat that water.

  • It may not seem like much if you cut down gradually, but by the end of the year, the

  • total amount of energy and water saved is huge.

  • Of course, everyone enjoys a long shower.

  • But a minute a day will make a huge difference.

  • Take full advantage of daylight hours.

  • If you can, get up earlier and make good use of daylight hours.

  • When you're in bed earlier, you'll need less lighting and overall you save on energy consumption.

  • Take a moment to think about what steps you can take to restore our earth.

  • We are all in this together.

  • Let's each do our part.

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