Easy to-Do Habits That Are Good for the Planet (and Your Wallet)

The planet is warming up and it’s up to us to do everything in our power to reduce our carbon footprint. 

Climate change is a very real threat and we, humans, are to blame. Your carbon footprint is the amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses you pump into the atmosphere by merely living your life in the 21st century. Chances are it’s a much higher than you think. (You can get an estimate of your carbon footprint here.) The earth and life will be fine, they’ve survived five mass extinctions before (six, if you count the one we presently find ourselves in), but humans may find it very difficult to adapt. We can all contribute to our future by doing a few easy practices that are only good for the planet, they can help your wallet, too!

Walk or Bike

Instead of driving a mile to your grocery store, take a walk or ride your bike. It’s good for the environment because it uses no fossil fuels or electricity which means you save gas, and it’s good for your health because you get your heart pumping.

Use Public Transportation

If you live in a city that has a comprehensive and simple public transportation system (like in New York or Chicago) you should take advantage of it. It uses less fossil fuel and can be cheaper, depending on how frequent you use it.

Buy Filter

Americans spent about $13 billion on bottled water last year. Most of that plastic ends up in the ocean which then desolates and disrupts entire ecosystems. This effect rattles throughout the food chain and also affects us. Buy a filter, use tap water, and save the ocean.

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