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  • Writer's pictureJaclyn Jones

Ten tips for kids to help conserve energy and help save the planet

Hi there! My name is Jax and I'm a 12-year-old girl who is an aspiring journalist and is really passionate about taking care of the environment. I know that a lot of kids my age are starting to become more aware of the impact that we have on the planet and how important it is to take care of it. That's why I wanted to share some ideas for how we can all make a difference and help the environment.

1. Reduce, reuse, recycle! This is probably the most well-known way to help the environment, but it's also one of the most effective. Make sure to recycle paper, plastic, and metal, and try to reduce the amount of waste that you create by reusing bags, bottles, and containers.

2. Use less water. Water is a precious resource and it's important to conserve it. Turn off the faucet when you're not using it, take shorter showers, and report any leaks to an adult as soon as you see them.

3. Plant a tree or start a garden. Trees and plants help to absorb carbon dioxide from the air, which helps to combat climate change. Plus, gardening is a fun and rewarding hobby that can also provide you with fresh fruits and vegetables.

4. Use public transportation or walk or bike instead of driving. Transportation is a major source of pollution, so using public transportation like a school bus, walking, or biking can really make a difference. Plus, it's a great way to get some exercise and save money on gas.

5. Use energy-efficient light bulbs and appliances. Energy-efficient bulbs and appliances use less energy, which helps reduce greenhouse gases released by power plants. Plus, they can save you money on your energy bills.

6. Support companies that are environmentally friendly. Look for products that are made from recycled materials or that use sustainable manufacturing. You can also support companies that donate a portion of their profits to environmental causes.

7. Educate others about the importance of taking care of the environment. Share what you've learned with your friends and family and encourage them to make environmentally-friendly choices as well.

9. Protect natural habitats by not littering and conserve natural resources.

10) Get involved in local environmental organizations or volunteer to help with clean-up events. Helping out is fun and rewarding.

I hope these ideas have inspired you to take action and make a difference for the environment. Remember, every little bit helps and by working together, we can make a big impact. Thanks for reading!

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