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How to help our Earth

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Although climate change is a significant, global issue, some people might not know how to help combat it. Considering that Earth Day is around the corner, April 22, there are many ways that you can get involved in protecting our environment. In order to make this easier, we’ve compiled a list of four ways you can make a difference in protecting the enviorment.

Invest in a reusable water bottle

If you’re looking for a way to make a positive impact on the environment, try a reusable water bottle. Disposable water bottles contribute to the deaths of 1.1 million marine animals each year, and they play a role in the creation of environmentally-harmful microplastics. By purchasing a reusable water bottle, you can help reduce these effects, while also enjoying the benefits of a cute water bottle. Brands like Owala, Takeya and Purifyou offer a variety of reusable water bottles, each with cute patterns, designs and various aesthetics to suit your personal needs.

Go thrifting

Not only is thrifting eco-friendly, it’s also a super fun activity. Flea markets like the Melrose Trading Post and stores like Crossroads Trading are great places to acquire new pieces for your wardrobe. You can even help the environment by donating old clothes to your local Goodwill.

Plant a garden

Don’t be afraid to get your hands a little dirty! Planting a garden is a great way to make an impact and brighten up your living space. If you are someone who always ends up with a dead plant, don’t worry because succulents are an easy plant to maintain while helping to provide oxygen for the environment. You can also plant something edible like a berry or a garnish to use in your meals. If you are just looking for a more decorative garden, well-known flowers, like lavender and sunflowers will definitely give your garden a splash of color and attract pollinators. There is so much versatility when it comes to growing plants, and maybe you’ll pick up gardening as a new hobby.

Marlborough’s Earth Day activities

If you’re still unsure of how to help the environment this Earth Day, try participating in Marlborough’s very own Earth Day festivities. In honor of Earth Day, Marlborough will hold a Pushing Perspectives discussing climate consciousness within careers. Additionally, the Campus Environmental Committee will host its annual thrifting event, Sally’s Closet, during Earth Week.

From investing in a reusable water bottle to planting a garden, hopefully you have a better idea of what you can do to help the Marlborough community and the world around you.

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