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dear ask a girl, how can i help with enviromental issues with the world? im only 11 years old but i want to make a difference

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  • There is a lot you can do to help the environment. I agree with everything Lily said below. Try to limit waste and reuse whenever possible. Use less water and try not to waste food. Compost and recycle. These are all easy things you can do every day to help save the environment. You can raise and donate money towards causes that help the environment, and encourage friends and family to help the environment too. Here are a couple of helpful posts.

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    • ^^^^ you can also participate in plastic free July!
      It doesn’t matter that you were only 11, because this is your future! One of the biggest environmental movements was started by a 16-year-old and that was striking from school for the climate. This is still going on during the summer, so if your interested you can look up Fridays for the future. I’ll try to find the map that shows where all the strikes are and put the link.
      Plastic Free July
      I know I already have a board about saving the environment, but I wanted to make this one as well. (Sorry it’s a day late.) Plastic Free July is a Gl…
  • start a club with others who want to help too. im 10 and i raise money for endangered animals and pets with cancer . people will give you money if they see it is for a good cuse trust me it works
  • One way to make a difference is to be careful with what you use and throw away. For instance, instead of using plastic cups and straws at restaurants, bring your own reusable cups/bottles and ask the waiter, waitress, or cashier to put your drink in there instead. Also, you can try to recycle as much as you can, depending on what your county allows to be recycled. Another thing to do is to use less water. Only use your washing machine and dishwasher for full loads, keep the water off while you brush your teeth, and take shorter showers. Finally, encourage your friends and family to encourage everyone they know, plus themselves, to do the same!
    • ^^^^
      I have to add that recycling isn’t the answer, because only 9% of plastic gets recycled, and for the most part it takes more energy to recycle things than make more. That’s not to say you shouldn’t recycle, but it’s not the solution.
      Something that is very under recognized is composting- it eliminates a ton of waste and has a very small environmental impact.
      • There are also two extra R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, *Repair, and Refuse*. Fix up broken things, and turn down wasteful offers!
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