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4 Easy Things You Can Do To Protect Our Planet Right Now

“Protecting our planet” seems like such a big, daunting thing. It can also seem really abstract and insurmountable. The earth may seem a very big place, but saving it for future generations actually starts with a few surprisingly simple things. Here are five things you can do  to make every day Earth Day:

1. Turn off the tap. Be mindful of ways where you can conserve water and shit it off when not in use. While you’re brushing your teeth, turn off the sink and use a cup instead. When taking a shower, turn it off while you soap and turn it back on only when you rinse!

Above: Wharton Beach Framed Aerial Wall Art


2. Take nothing but photos. When you’re hiking in the mountains or enjoying a day at the beach, it may be tempting to take a little bit of the place home with you, be it a few handfuls of sand or some rocks here and there. The truth is, this small act can add up to a lot of harm over time, causing natural formations to erode and affect the balance of the local ecosystem. The best thing to take at any place are pictures for all those fond memories!

Above: Mountain Majesty Canvas Prints


3. Be energy-efficient with your lighting. Energy-efficient light bulbs can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This will also prevent you from buying a lot of bulbs that burn out quickly. Regardless of your lighting at home, don’t forget to turn off all the lights when you leave a room!

Above: Pendant Light


4. Donate and educate. There are many local causes dedicated to the environment and they’re waiting for you. Volunteer your time and money to these organizations and help them in their cause. We at Embla Home, for example, donate 10% of all our candle sales to Planet Bee, a San Francisco-based non-profit dedicated to bee conservation.

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