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5 Eco Tips from Earth Leaf

5 Eco Tips from Earth Leaf

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Caring for the Environment helps people, animals, and our habitat, but it can be challenging to know where to start. Fortunately, @earth_leaf on Instagram posts tips on how to help our planet. I compiled a few of them and gave my thoughts.

There's a reason people say that gum takes seven years to digest, and even if that isn't true, it is true that gum takes a long time to biodegrade. If you're a gum chewer, consider using sustainable alternatives that decompose quicker.

Snail mail requires cutting down trees and fossil fuel emissions from transportation. Email emissions are much lower. If you would like to receive emails when EarthPlex posts, you can follow our (FREE) mailing list by clicking the menu icon on the top left corner ≡ and adding your email, or you can enter your email at the bottom of this post.

Many people don't understand the dangers of climate change and pollution. If you encounter one of those people, do not get angry at them; teach them. Spreading awareness is very important. One way to spread environmental awareness is to share this post with friends and family!

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Higher quality items usually last longer, so they have smaller impacts in the long term. 

As we said in the second tip, saving paper is always important. Borrowing from the library doesn't require additional deforestation. Along with libraries, e-readers such as Kindles and Nooks save emissions and paper.

Everybody can make a difference. Little actions like these add up. For more eco-tips, you can download the Earth Hero app. Learn more.

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