3 Ways to Help Save the Environment

3 Simple Ways You Can Help Save the Environment

No one person can save the environment, but if everyone does a little to help, you can make a big difference.

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It's no secret that we are damaging our environment on a daily basis, leading to climate change all over the world. It's impossible to change the world completely on your own, but you can make some simple changes to do your part and help save the environment. Here's how you can make an impact!

Reduce, Recycle, Reuse

Plastic is one of the biggest polluters in the world, and it's something that we use pretty much every single day, knowingly or unknowingly. It's almost impossible to avoid using at least some plastic in your everyday life, but you can still make a difference by being smart about your plastic use. First, try to reduce your plastic use by buying things that don't use plastic packaging. For example, bring your own bags to the grocery store so you don't have to use their plastic bags. If you buy something with plastic, always recycle (if it's recyclable). For things that aren't recyclable or for heavier plastics, try to re-purpose and reuse them for other things you need!

Go Solar

Using coal, gas, or oil-powered electricity is detrimental to the environment, which is why more and more people are turning to solar or wind power to give their homes' electricity. If you're a young college kid, you may think this is completely out of the question, but it's not! Start a petition for your school to use solar panels to help give power to on-campus buildings. Then once you enter adulthood, you can go solar at your home. Make sure you have solar battery storage so you can save power from the sunniest part of the day for you to use at nighttime!

Save Water

It's easy to overlook your water usage, especially if you live somewhere that gets a lot of rain. But droughts happen all the time, and using too much water every day can really impact your environment. Using less water is a simple lifestyle change and if enough people keep this in mind, you all can make a big difference. Make sure to turn the faucet off when you're not using it, and don't spend 20 minutes in the shower singing or getting lost in thought. Save that for when the water is turned off!

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Poetry On Odyssey: I Live In A Country Where...

This poem is about every country which faces social problems such as corruption, low education and sexism.

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I live in a country where the length of a skirt,

decides a girl's moral and character content.

Where marital rape is not considered an assault,

rather marriage is defined as a form of consent.

I live in a country where a girl is judged,

by her virginal status rather than her degree.

Where we want sex from every other girl,

yet cannot accept it, if she's not "intact".

I live in a country where hugging a boy,

gives you the identification of a slut.

Yet, when the girl gets herself married,

She is forced to consummate early.

I live in a country where corruption is the norm,

and honesty is considered the way of the weak.

Where the schools teach us to love every human,

yet themselves shout out against homosexuals.

I live in a country where the literacy rates are down,

Yet the number of temples exceed schools.

Where beauty is defined as the shade of your skin,

your skin would get you married, not your qualifications.

I live in a country where our women get groped,

be it on a public bus or in a passport office.

Where when we speak, our mouths are zipped;

but when violence speaks, rewards are granted.

What I want to ask all of these cowards is,

where are they without their guns and arms?

Where do they stand when it comes to a degree?

How does it feel to have their wives ill wishes?

How does it feel when their daughter turns her back?

Maybe they are too proud to face the truth, but they are alone.

I urge us to join our hands and fight,

Fight against this illusional freedom,

Speak out our rights and lift ourselves up,

This is your last chance, don't give up.

This is your chance, hold your head up.

This is your last chance, don't give up.


I have purposely not specified any country in my poem because I want this poem to be a statement for every individual living in countries where such problems are persistent.

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3 Ways to Save Money on Utilities During Winter

As college students or young adults, we're always looking for ways to save some extra money each month. Here's how you can keep your house warm without spending a fortune on heating this winter.

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Don't leave your heater blasting for the next two months and pay a ton of money to the utility company. Here are three ways to keep warm and save money.

Make Sure Your Heating System Is Performing Optimally

Your heating system is what will keep your house warm throughout the winter months, but don't pay a ton of extra money because your system is working harder to heat your home. If your heating system is working at its best, it will save you a ton of money during the winter. If you think your system isn't working properly, you can have professionals come out and take a look.

Keep Your Home Insulated

Insulation helps to keep your home warm without using extra heat. By keeping your home insulated, you can save a fortune on utilities because your heating system will be doing a lot less heating. If you don't want to pay for insulation, you can do small things around the house to keep it warmer. Keep the curtains closed all the time to hold in heat. Have the fans turn the opposite way to circulate warm air. These small things can really make a difference.

Bundle Up

Instead of jumping straight to turn the heater on when it gets a bit cold in your home, bundle up with a sweater, sweatpants, and a blanket first. Keep yourself warm using comfy clothing instead of paying money to heat your home. You'll still feel just as toasty, and you'll see a big drop in your monthly utility bill from not using the heater as much.

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