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Small Steps, Big Impact: 5 Ways You Can Help Save the Earth Today

It’s important to take action and give back to the Earth to ensure that future generations have a healthy planet to call home. The good news is that you don’t need to do anything complicated or expensive to make a difference. These gives involve making small changes to your daily routine, proving that small steps can have a big impact!

Here are five easy ways your gives can help save the Earth today:

  1. Start composting

Composting is an excellent way to give back to the Earth. Instead of throwing away your food scraps, start a compost pile in your backyard. This will help to reduce waste and enrich the soil with essential nutrients, which is much better than using chemical fertilizers. And by giving the gift of compost, you’ll reduce your carbon footprint and improve the soil quality in your garden.

  1. Use a reusable water bottle

Plastic water bottles are a major contributor to pollution and take hundreds of years to decompose. Start using reusable water bottles to help reduce plastic waste and save the Earth. Using fewer single-use plastics and reusing items instead of throwing them away decreases the amount of waste that ends up in landfills and oceans. And by encouraging your friends and family to use reusable water bottles, too, you’ll be contributing to an even greater impact!!

  1. Use Sustainable Transportation

By using sustainable transportation, you can significantly decrease your carbon footprint. Walking, biking, taking public transit, or carpooling with friends and coworkers are sustainable alternatives to driving alone. If you need to drive, consider a hybrid or electric vehicle.

  1. Support Local and Organic Farms

Supporting local and organic farms is not only good for your body but also for the environment. Organic farms promote soil health and biodiversity, and by supporting local farms, you reduce the energy needed for transportation and support your local economy. So, head to your closest organic farm or farmers market today!

  1. Eat more plant-based meals

Last but certainly not least, eating plant-based food has many benefits for both the Earth and your overall health. It helps the environment because, compared to animal-based foods, plant-based food requires less water and land to produce. Every plant-based meal you can incorporate into your routine can also help offset the significant greenhouse gas emissions created by the animal agriculture industry, which are detrimental to the Earth. Plant-based eating is also more cost-effective, and studies have shown that people who consume plant-based foods have a lower risk of developing chronic diseases such as obesity, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. Eating plant-based is a win-win for you and the Earth!

Remember, every little bit helps, and together, we can make a difference. By composting, using a reusable water bottle, riding a bike, supporting local organic farms, and eating more plant-based meals, your small gives can create a significant impact! For more ways to put giving and the planet first, join the 365give community today and start giving back to the Earth and safeguarding our world for future generations.

Here are some recent blogs for more ideas on giving back to the environment:

Easy Climate Action from Home: Making a Difference One Step at a Time

5 Easy Ways to Love Our Planet Today and Help Climate Change

What people are saying about 365give

“I wanted to express my gratitude for the teaching you provided today. Your message was delivered eloquently, compassionately, and without judgment. The kids were engaged, and now have knowledge with which they can change the world. We all appreciated how you took the time to help us learn to build positive mindsets and practice happiness.”
Shelley Gardner, Grade 6 Ridgeview Elementary (West Vancouver)
“Actions really do speak louder than words, which is why I believe the 365give Challenge has resonated throughout my community. Every give we do is so important to us and leaves us happier and appreciating our lives a little bit more than before.”
Mahina Niyozova (Tajikistan)
“After watching the 365give TEDx Talk, I was inspired to join and begin a daily giving program in India. Today, along with 12 other volunteer women, we provide 100 meals to local underprivileged children in Bangalore for school every day.”
Deepika Ahuja, Mom (Bangalore, India)
“My life has greater meaning now.”
Renate Jorge, @BeKindBrazil and 365give Member, Family Program (Brazil)
“I just wanted to share that 365give really helped me. I am a better person now, thank you.”
MayLee, 365give Member, Individual Program
“This 365give Challenge has really injected excitement and extra enthusiasm in each work day as I think about what we can do. It has motivated me and the students.”
Cristina Peters, School Counselor (New York City, USA)
“I have seen a huge shift in energy throughout my classroom since doing the 365give Challenge. The Challenge has empowered my students to make a positive difference in the school’s community and beyond.”
Cella Adriana, Special Needs Educator /The Holliswood School (New York City, USA)
“The 365give Challenge helps students understand their impact on others. It opens avenues for introducing and discussing global and local issues in classrooms. It is powerful to watch students of all ages think about how they can make a change in another person’s life with one small act.”
Jessica Hall, Primary Teacher, French Immersion at École Pauline Johnson (West Vancouver, Canada)