- I am the litter police. I may let my home get a little messy here and there but I never, ever dispose garbage in the streets. It really irks me to see trash in nature. If I’m with someone or if I see someone littering and they refuse to properly dispose it, I will go pick it up and throw it out myself. Not littering — especially in the ocean — is really the simplest way to show respect for the earth.
- Being vegetarian helps the environment because livestock farming contributes more greenhouse gases, waste pollution, overgrazing, soil erosion, and deforestation.
- Always unplug or turn off something after using it.
- Limit hot water use.
- I don’t drive much, walk instead if I can.
- Use environmental-friendly cleaners, only use things like bleach when really necessary.
- Environmental-friendly sunscreen before swimming in the ocean.
- Try to reuse or donate old things rather than throw them away.
- And lastly… tell the plants they’re pretty and I love them very much!!! Ha.
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One interesting thing about Japan is that garbage cans in public pretty much don’t exist. You are expected to take your trash home and properly dispose of it, or dispose of recyclables at the ubiquitous 7-11 and Family Mart stores. If we tried that here in ‘Merica it would be a disaster, but they’ve got this whole collective responsibility thing baked into the culture, and public spaces are spotless.
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Oh wow!!! You’re right, Americans would seriously just be lazy and litter, considering it already happens now even with garbage cans all over the place. That’s smart and something we should strive towards as a country.
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