How Can We Save the Earth?

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One way to save the Earth is not driving for at least two days a week to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to HowStuffWorks. This can prevent an average of 1,590 pounds of emissions each year. Turning trash into compost, along with reducing the amount of trash in general, also helps in saving the environment. Recycling is beneficial as well.

Turning off water when brushing teeth is a good way to conserve water. Drinking tap water as opposed to bottled water is another idea, as is fixing leaky toilets. An average household can waste up to 200 gallons of water a day with a leak.

Having properly inflated tires not only improves gas mileage, but also helps to decrease greenhouse gas emissions. Driving slower also increases fuel economy, along with not breaking suddenly. While purchasing an electric car may help in reducing reliance on foreign oil, charging an electric car can be more of a polluter than a gas-efficient vehicle if the electricity is from a dirty energy source. Producing cleaner electricity is beneficial to the environment.

Looking for more renewable energy sources, such as solar power, can play an important role in saving the planet. In addition, turning off the lights when not in a room conserves energy, along with unplugging appliances that are not in use. Using compact fluorescent lights that are much longer lasting than standard lights, helps as well.