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4 Really easy ways you can be an Eco Hero!


Photo by 123RF/Roman Milert

The Earth gives us so much. From water and air, to flowers and yummy potatoes, we owe a lot to this little planet!

Do your part this Earth Day to help save our potatoes... er, Earth.

Eco Hero Tip 1: Don’t heat up the ghosts

kid reading under a blanket with a ghost behind him

Photo 123RF/Aleksandr Khakimullin

What are one two of the easiest ways to help out this Earth Day? First, turn off lights in empty rooms. Second, lower the heat when you’re asleep or out of the house.  No need to keep ghosts warm, all they do is haunt you.

There are other great ways to save the planet. You can also conserve our energy resources. When you turn of heat, you save gas. When you turn off the lights, you save electricity.

Sweaters and blankets can help you stay warm in the winter. That way you won't have to turn up the heat. In the summer, open a window instead of going straight to the air conditioning. 

Maybe all those ghosts that live in your room will disappear if you leave the window open long enough.

Hero Tip 2: Be a brave gadget vampire slayer

TV with vampire wings and fangs

Photo by 123RF/Victor Zastolskiy

Move over vampire hunters… because these vampires aren’t actually bloodthirsty undead.

Vampire devices are everyday gadgets. They're TVs, electric can openers, laptops and chargers. They still suck power even after they’re turned off.

You can help save our planet by unplugging these vampire technologies and stop the suck.

Hero Tip 3: Be a bathroom water warrior

kids brushing their teeth

Photo by 123RF/Thomas Perkins

In the future, science fiction writers predict that our wars will be fought over water. Save our civilization from inevitable global conflict by taking a shorter shower.

It’s easy to waste water by accident, but even easier to save it! Turn off the water as you shampoo the next time you shower. Do this when you brush your teeth too.

But keep brushing your teeth! Teeth will most likely be the currency of this horrible future’s waterless wasteland. Unless you stop this all from happening by taking a shorter shower!

Hero Tip 4: Use your lunch smarts

lunch in a reusable container

Photo by Jill Dubien

Pack your lunch in a reusable container. Don't use a daily disposable plastic bag. You’ll be saving the environment by cutting on your waste daily! That’s really making a difference.

Besides, lunchboxes are sweet! You can put stickers on them. They make great spaceships for mice and frogs. You can even use them to make awesome perfectly-shaped ice bricks for that fort you’re building next winter. Can’t wait to see it.

Congratulations! You're well on your way to becoming an Eco Hero!