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17 Ridiculously Easy Things You Can Do To Help Save The Earth Every Day

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You may think that curbing your own carbon footprint and consumption won't do much to reduce the human pollution that is consuming our vast planet. But we think that if we all work together, we really can make a collective positive difference in the amount of damage we do.

So, in honor of Earth Day (which should really be every day), we think it's high time we find a few ways we can attempt to reduce our waste and our out-of-control use of resources. Here are 17 seriously easy things you can do every day to truly help save our Earth -- some even save you money!

coke
Source: Keep America Beautiful

bikework
Source: EcoSimply

revolving
Source: Slate

recyclepaper
Source: Keep America Beautiful

roofs
Source: The Environmental Magazine

Additionally, CNN reports that if you live in an urban area, you should try to push for your building to acquire a "cool roof." Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory estimated that if 80 percent of roofs in tropical and temperate climate areas were painted white, it could offset the greenhouse gas emissions of 300 million automobiles around the world.

brushteeth
Source: Glen Canyon Institute

carwash
Source: Mother Nature Network

exfoliating
Source: The Huffington Post

onlinebills
Source: eBill Place

bulbs
Source: WestchesterGov.com

shampoo
Source: The Huffington Post

PPCPs (Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products as Pollutants) are present in most products people use for cosmetic or personal health reasons. These include over the counter and prescription drugs and cosmetics. The pollutants from these products are never absorbed by the human body, so they often run off into the wastewater and often end up causing ecological harm.

pasta
Source: burbankca.gov

dishwasherr
Source: University of California Center For Hydrologic Modeling

vegetarain
Source: The Monday Campaigns, Inc

waterbottle
Source: Greeniacs

napkins
Source: Environapkin, Inc

glass
Source: GlobalPost

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