5 Ways We Can Help Our Planet That Cares For Us

5 ways to help our planet is a great way to get involved in saving our planet. All of us know we could do more to help the world and it's resources. We fall into our routines and have become a little on the lazy side. We drive our cars, watch our televisions, and fly all over the Internet to see what we are missing. A lot of what we are missing is nature. Walking not only helps the planet, it helps your health. Before autos, computers and televisions came around, people traveled a lot less and relied on nature a lot more. Now the people of the world are destroying nature by the burning of fuels and the great foresting of trees. Maybe we can give a little back to nature.

5 Tips For Us

1. Riding a bicycle is a great way to help our planet. You can use one to ride to work, school, to go shopping, and to ride for recreation. There are many different styles and types of bicycles with many different accessories to choose from. There are also different trailers available, ranging from wagon type for hauling groceries to enclosed trailers with seats for hauling children. Riding a bicycle is good exercise and heart healthy. You may even loose a few pounds.

2.Installing solar panels to produce electricity and for heating water is an awesome way to help our planet. The price of photovoltaicsolar panels have dropped over the last few years and they have become more efficient. It is also possible to build your own from parts found locally and on the Internet. Even if you generate only 30 - 50% of your own electricity, it is that much less being derived from fossil fuels. If you make more electricity than you can use, you can sell it to the power company. The savings on your electric bill will feel good for your wallet also.

3. Re-insulating your house will let you use less energy and be good for our planet. Adding insulation will save you money and increase the comfort level in your home. Make sure your house is also properly vented. This will keep your attic and the whole house cooler and will make your roof last longer too.

4. Recycle everything that you can will also benefit our planet. This will save on resources that are fastly being used up. Changing our mentality to realize that resource are limited and once they are gone, it will take a long time for them to be renewed. Water can also be a limited resource. Just ask people that have weathered long droughts. You do not think about not having it until it is gone. Try to conserve whenever possible.

5. Join care2.com It is a great site for helping our planet and there are many things you can do there to help. They are involved in saving our wildlife, our oceans, and a variety of different things. There is a daily action that you can get involved with. The more people who help out, the more our planet stands a chance.


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Wind Energy 6 years ago from Iowa

Great Hub. Thanks for the perspective check. I think a lot of environmental responsibility can also come from the old quote that goes, "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle." Reduction is always the first step toward helping the ecology that we find ourselves living in. Keep up the good work.


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kennynext 6 years ago from Everywhere Author

Thank you. We also need to plant more trees, harvest more energy from the ocean tides, and also wind and solar. I think with todays technology, we could do away with using fossil fuels and go all green.


dreamreachout 6 years ago

A very timely hub when this awareness needs to grow!! If we dont mend our ways soon, the world is in for big trouble!!

In India, Solar energy is getting very popular and more and more people are using it as the source of energy!! Hotels and clubs are using solar energy for their water-heating system including swimming pools!!

Kudos to you for the wonderful hub!! Cheers!!


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kennynext 6 years ago from Everywhere Author

Thank you so much. We all need to do more, cause who else is going to do it.


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Shefali Nagdev 6 years ago

Excellent kennynext!!! Keep up the good work. I "vote up" for this awareness hub!!


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kennynext 6 years ago from Everywhere Author

Thank you Shefali. If this hub even saves one tree, it is worth the effort.


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Shefali Nagdev 6 years ago

Yes very true..am really inspired and thinking to work on one such hub :)


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kennynext 6 years ago from Everywhere Author

Yes, the more who write about and read it, maybe someday it will make a difference.


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epigramman 6 years ago

...actually there is only one way dear Sir - get the entire world to lay down their worries, weapons and burdens - and have them follow your righteous hubs - amen!!!!


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kennynext 6 years ago from Everywhere Author

Than you so much Epi. the whole world is fighting over greed. If people had to fight to share things, there would not be any fighting.


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epigramman 6 years ago

..what the world needs now is love sweet love - by Burt

Bacharach and Hal David ....


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Zannie10 6 years ago

Great advice! Thanks for spreading the word on how to help the planet, it is a very important issue!


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kennynext 6 years ago from Everywhere Author

Thank you Epi. Love would go a long way in sraightening out this world.


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kennynext 6 years ago from Everywhere Author

Thanks Zannie. It is the only planet we have available, and if we don't take care of it, no one else will.


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Beth100 6 years ago from Canada

Great suggestions Kenny! If we each reduce our carbon footprint, we could, as a unit, make a huge impact on saving our planet. Thanks for the wonderful, and easily implemented, ideas!


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kennynext 6 years ago from Everywhere Author

If everyone saved just a little energy, it would add up big.


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Shane Belceto 6 years ago from WA USA

Good tips and yes we need to take care the planet that takes care of us smiles ... Hadn't ehard of #5 before so thank YOU for that will take a looksy

~Expect Miracles


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kennynext 6 years ago from Everywhere Author

Thanks. We all need to help take care of the big rock we are on. I hope you enjoy Care2. It is a great site.


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Seeker7 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

Excellent Hub Kenny!

I don't know what I would do if I couldn't get my walks out into the woods and hills around my home! Getting back to nature is so therapeutic for many ailments and issues, or for just sheer joy! I agree also about bicycles being a great way to keep fit. But I rely mostly on my Border Collie, Roy (in photo). Being a Collie he needs lots of exercise to get all the energy out. But in the process I get fitter as well as being out in nature - So combining two of things I love most, my dog and nature, for me this is heaven!

Really loved this hub.


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kennynext 5 years ago from Everywhere Author

Thanks Seeker.We are here as caretakers of this planet and every little thing we do can be of help. Harnessing the energy of the oceans would go a long way towards reducing our dependence on oil.

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