The human race has, sadly, not been a good custodian of the Planet. Every one of us must take responsibility for adopting greener practices in order to save the world for the benefit of future generations.

Consumption—both in terms of the specific things we buy and the sheer volume and frequency with which we buy them—is the primary cause of environmental degradation.

Reduce your Consumption

The environmental benefits of reducing consumption are substantial. Refuse, the fourth “R,” is as vital as the other three “R’s,” yet it often gets overlooked in favor of the more popular three.

Reuse and Recycle Increasingly

You can “upcycle” your old junk into something useful. Making anything from scratch, whether it is a painting, a toy, or a piece of jewelry, is a rewarding experience and also helps the planet.

Water Conservation

One of the simplest things people can do for the planet is to reduce their own water use. It’s important to consider all the ways you use water, both at home and out, and to cut down when possible.

Save Energy

You probably have guessed that we really like this strategy for preventing environmental damage. To the extent that one can reduce their electrical use, it is a victory for the environment.