How Can You Help?

See How You Can Make a Difference


Use reusable toilet paper

It may seem inconsequential, but making the switch to recycled toilet paper would make a big difference. And no, it doesn't mean you reuse your toilet paper, instead, the toilet paper would be made of recycled fibers. When buying toilet papers, check to see if any recycled products are offered.


Here is our suggestion:

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Plant Milkweed!

Monarch butterflies are beautiful creatures, but like many others, their population is declining. One of the main reasons is the steadily declining milkweed population. So if you have any open space in your garden and need a plant to put, choose milkweed!


OceanHero Project

OceanHero, is a project that strives to help with Inequality in poor areas where waste collecting systems are not available, along with Ocean pollution. They do this by giving money, school tuition, and sanitation to the people in these areas that bring in plastic waste. This not only allows for a cleaner environment, but also supports people living in poverty making less than $1 per day. [1]

Help support OceanHero by visiting their website and adding OceanHero to your browser: with every 5 searches you make, they can pay 1 person for 1 plastic bottle. Visit their website: https://about.oceanhero.today/how-it-works

Learn more about environmental inequality on our page: Environmental Inequality


Sources:
  1. https://about.oceanhero.today/how-it-works

Reducing YOUR Carbon Footprint

This link leads to a list of small things anyone can do to reduce their carbon footprint, from planting greenery to turning off the AC when you can open a window. By continuously upholding pro-climate habits, a large amount of energy is saved in the long run, and much less carbon is emitted into the atmosphere to generate it. Find out more by visiting this website: https://climatekids.nasa.gov/how-to-help/


Further, find out the expanse of your Carbon Footprint and see the areas you can improve in your daily life by clicking the link below: https://coolclimate.org/calculator

Spread the Word

Marches and Assemblies get the word out. People who see others standing up for a cause are more likely to look it up, educate themselves, and join the cause.

Anyone can spread the word: Greta Thunberg, a teen, has started a worldwide movement and school strike while also pushing for new legislations and making a big difference. Learn more about how you can spread the word here: https://globalclimatestrike.net/

During the Covid 19 Pandemic we do not advise to start marches or any public manifestation for the safety of people. Instead, spread the word online, show others this website, and stay safe.

Recycle Your Cellphone!

Cellphones use a resource called Coltan in their creation. This resource can only be found in the endangered gorilla habitat in Africa [1]. Reducing the demand of this ore through recycling will immensely help with the conservation of the species and their habitat. Find how you can recycle your cellphone here: https://www.eco-cell.com/.


Sources:
  1. http://cincinnatizoo.org

Donate to help remove CO2 from the air

Climeworks is working to remove Carbon Dioxide from the air and therefore help slow the Greenhouse effect. Help their work by donating: Climeworks.com


Reduce Trash

Upcycle, Recycle, Reduce, and Reuse! Try to create less waste! In addition, something that people may not know is that the easiest product to recycle is aluminum; so if you have to use it, aluminum is a great option.


Read more on our Think Before You Throw Page

or on this website: https://www.trashisfortossers.com/diy-and-guides/

Be creative when helping the Earth

There are millions upon billions of different ways to help!

Here are 15 different ways to help the Earth -

  1. Plant a garden! Some ideas include milkweed, vegetables, flowers, or any other plant. You can get seed packets for 50 cents. To water them, you can poke holes into a used cup and use it as a watering can!

  2. Create a recycled arts and crafts box. Put any cardboard, used scratch paper, or other materials in the box. Then, on the weekends, you can use the materials to create an arts and crafts project.

  3. Use an old shoe box to put your library books or textbooks in and decorate it.

  4. Use a card board box to hold your school supplies.

  5. Create a pencil holder out of used scratch paper and a paper towel roll.

  6. For small pets, use a card board box as a place where they can hide

  7. Use rolled up scratch paper and have a fencing match! You can also use a paper towel roll or a broken pen.

  8. Crumple up scratch paper and have a snowball fight! It doesn't have to be the winter to have fun!

  9. Have a robot making contest! Create a robot out of recycled materials!

  10. Use a small card board box as a pencil holder!

  11. Decorate the brown paper used as padding in packages, and use it as wrapping paper.

  12. Instead of throwing away water or pouring down the drain, use it to water your garden. Don't have a garden? Plant one!

  13. Use a used cup for a plant pot.

  14. Create a collage or mosaic out of recycled materials!

  15. Paint a box and use it to store anything! Maybe you could put books in there, or supplies, or stuffed animals!

Here are some ways that people who viewed this website help the Earth:

-turning big cardboard boxes into a fort

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