Do the Water Paper Dance to the Recycling Bin

Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue

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Being conservative can seem difficult at times. Sometimes we want to help keep the world cleaner and protect its resources, but we really don't know how we can do that. Though the struggle is real when it comes to this topic, there are some ways you can help.

1. Turn off the light switches when you leave the room.

This is a good way to conserve energy and possibly lower your light bill.

2. Recycle.

If you have the opportunity to do so, you might want to think about investing in recycling. This can be a great way to reinvest in the resources that we already have. You could recycle your aluminum cans, paper products, and even cardboard. By doing this, you might be contributing to a process in which these resources can be reused.

3. Try not to waste food.

Instead of letting the food go to the landfills, think about making smaller portions that will get eaten in your household or invest in containers that will save your meals, so you and your family can have leftovers the next day. This might help lower the amount of waste that you send to the landfills and cut back on the amount of food that your household has to buy.

4. Donate your old clothes.

Instead of throwing old clothing away, think about donating these items to a non-profit. There are some non-profits that repurpose clothing items for those that don't have them. This can be a good way to give back to the community and conserve the resources we already have.

5. Turn off the water when you are not using it.

Why waste water? Instead of letting the water run the whole time you are lathering up, think about shutting it off until you are ready to use it. This can help you save water instead of letting it run down the drain.

Practicing good conservation doesn't have to be a headache. In fact, it can be really easy. Sometimes, it just takes a little initiative and the right idea.

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