9 Easy and Fulfilling Things You Can Do for the Planet Today [LIST]

Green tips for the environment - being kind to Mother Nature made simple!

Sep 24, 2014

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While making the planet a cleaner and healthier place to live might seem daunting, there are actually some small and easy green tips for the environment that you can take on right now to ensure a better future. Get to it!

1. CHANGE THAT TYPEFACE

Ryman Eco is a new computer font that uses 33% less ink and is free to download. Reduce ink cartridges and paper use by using these sustainable characters.

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2. WASH YOUR CLOTHES ON THE COLD CYCLE

Image from Flickr user Stoolhog

3. GO VEGETARIAN ONCE A WEEK

The Meatless Monday movement has gone global as the benefits of cutting down on meat once a week have shown to have far reaching impact such as: reducing greenhouse emissions, saving on water and being better for your health.

Image from Flickr user Tom Lee Kelso

4. USE A GREEN SEARCH ENGINE

Ecosia donates 80% of its income to planting trees in Brazil. The site has 2,203,575 users who have already planted 877,896 trees.

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5. TURN OFF THE TAP

Whether you are brushing your teeth or washing your hands, make sure to turn the water off - just this small act can conserve up to 3 gallons of water a day.

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6. BLAST YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA VOICE

Care to Click allows individuals to click, share and tweet to raise money for causes of their choice - including environment, rainforest water and wildlife.

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7. REUSE YOUR COFFEE CUP

There are a ton of environmentally-friendly options for your java fix that help reduce the use of Styrofoam or paper.

Image from Keep Cup's Facebook page

8. GET RID OF JUNK MAIL

PaperKarma is an app - available on iPhone and Android - that lets users take a picture of their unwanted mail, press send, and the folks behind the app will take all steps required to stop the unnecessary mail stream.

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9.THROW OUT A PIECE OF TRASH

When walking outside, make sure to properly dispose of discarded rubbish. Take it a step further by snapping a pic for Instagram and hashtagging Litteratti – an initiative intent on raising awareness of garbage filled areas in local communities

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