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Let's Paint the World Green!

Updated on July 10, 2013

For centuries, scientists built devices to roam the universe and seek for life. But did they found a planet as beautiful as Earth? No. Good planets are hard to find. Help protect ours. This world is fine, beautiful place and it's worth fighting for.

Painting the world green is a major and serious task to do because it will involve every individual present in this world. But, in our little ways, we can really help minimize the things that are contributing to nature issues.

We always think that one person's everyday doings for nature, may it be good or bad, can only have a minimal effect on our environment, thus creating no change at all. No, it really does have effect even in smallest of way. And if that summed up, it could be a great change actually.

If we unite and help minimize or reduce the ways that are contributing to the decline of our planet, we sure can help change this world for the better.

We cannot help save our planet if we don't help and take care of ourselves and other people. The planet is fine, until we ruined it. Learn how to take care of each other and the planet will heal naturally.

We cannot deny the fact however that there are a lot of major issues concerning nature, not just only waste and garbage or pollution in our place but also large factories and the creation of new technologies.

We can’t change that because we are moving towards new technology and ideas. We are moving forward and not backward. But small things an individual do that lessen environmental problems can really help a lot.


I've asked some people what do they think and what can they do as one individual about helping save the environment and making this world a better place to live in.

Read their responses:

My family and I always recycle and I own a boutique where I make all natural hand lotions using emu oil and goat milk soap with no preservatives.

When I shop, I always carry my own cloth bags. I always try and buy from our local fruit stand. They don't use any pesticides on their fruits and vegetables and I feel it's very important to keep our local farmers growing the best they can by purchasing from them.

- Teresa Davis, Bella's Scentsations Boutique

I have written 3 hubs about different aspects of going green. One I really liked was to stop using cleaning products with carcinogens.

You can read full article here: Housekeeping - Cleaning Supplies for Kitchen

There are many products already in our homes we can use for cleaning without carcinogens, which we know can cause cancer.

- Pamela Oglesby

Every late spring I volunteer to help clean up our town beaches and get them ready for the summer, also our town has a recycle program which I also do.

I try my best to make my little part of the world clean and encourage others to do the same. And I think if we all pitch in and did our part in our towns and cities it would make a big differences.

It's the only planet we can live on, why not keep it clean.

Read more: Save Energy, Save Money

- Tom Silvia, 58, Freelance Writer on HubPages and Computer Repair Tech.

I have a recycling corner in my kitchen where I put all metals and plastics for recycling. I use old newspapers for other purposes too, like folding them into little boxes for keeping objects. I save in electricity as well.

I support earth hour every year by making sure I turn off the lights during that hour. To cool a room, I may use the air con for a while, but turn it off after a while and use the fan instead.

Read more: A Tribute to Nature's Wonderful Talents - haiku

- Michelle Liew

The years my husband and I spent traveling and living in our RV gave us the opportunity to see some of the most beautiful and amazing places in the U.S.

Read more: Full Time RVing - How to Downsize Your Home to an RV

It also made us super aware of man’s devastating effect on the environment, and we vowed not to do more harm ourselves. Our first step was to drastically reduce our possessions in order to live a simpler life.

Some of the environmentally friendly things that we do are: recycle, conserve water, reduce power usage, reduce use of plastic and repurpose what we already own. When living in our RV, we camp off the grid for long periods of time.

We use solar power rather than run a gas-powered generator, avoid use of disposables, reduce our water usage and live very simply. We always leave our camping area or beach area cleaner than we found it.

Light pollution is one of my pet peeves as its effects on the environment are so widespread. (See my hub: The Night Sky and Light Pollution – What Happened to the Milky Way?) I’m a fanatic about keeping outdoor lights turned off!

Sometimes it seems that one person has little effect on the world, but I believe that we each have a responsibility to our environment. While I’m not a crusader, I do take this responsibility seriously in my everyday life.

- Stephanie Henkel – Artist, writer, photographer. Retired administrator from a major university.

As a family we rarely buy paper products. We use towels, silver wear, glasses and dishes. My kids pack lunches in reusable tuberware.

As an artist I use old magazines and cut them up to make collages.

- Carly Sullens

I won't throw garbage any where especially in places where it might cause harm to the environment and humans and even animals.

I will recycle or reuse non biodegradable materials. Just be a good example to others to help make this world a better place.

- Divine, 29, full time mother and wife

I will support the Clean Air Act. How? By planting more trees and plants in our backyard.

Also I will separate the biodegradable from non-biodegradable waste and recycle other materials that will be useful in the house.

- Nello, 10 1/2, student

I was amazed by the responses of people who really took the time to reduce the global problem our environment is facing. This is a very challenging thing to do and if we can help even in our simplest way, the result will have a great impact on our own world.


This is our Earth, our home. We must take good care of it.

Let's Paint the World Green!


© 2012 Mycee. All Rights Reserved.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Every little effort goes a long way to help earth regain it's original glory. Each one that you have mentioned in your hub are doing a great job in saving earth. Great hub, voted up.

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      Teresa Davis 4 years ago from Moscow, Texas

      This hub turned out great..thanks for allowing me to share my experience to help keep the world green :-)

      Voted up and share :-)

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      You really did do a great job here and can tell just how passionate you are on going green and saving Earth. I loved reading everyone's responses on this topic. Have of course voted, shared and tweeted.

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi my friend M. Awesome hub and great response from everyone, nice to see others trying to keep their part of the world clean.

      Vote up and more !!! SHARING !

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Vellur, thank you so much for the comment. yes, they may be one but when summed up, it can have a great impact on nature too.

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Thanks for including me in your article. You've made the important point that preserving the environment is not something that we can leave to others. The little things that each individual does add up! Voted up and shared!

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Teresa, thank you so much for sharing what you think about environment and ways how to keep the world green.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Thank you so much Janine! Yes me too, i loved their responses, knowing that others also cares too!

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Oh thank you Tom!! I really appreciate it!

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Step, it's an honor that you support my hub and provide me your ideas and thoughts about environment, and how to minimize the damage of nature.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      Wow! Not only you wrote his convincing hub about protecting our earth but also included powerful responses of some reputed hubbers! Even doing small things in helping our world make a big difference and it is good to know that others including these thoughtful hubbers are doing good for our planet! A fetching hub! Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful, Awesome & Interesting. Voted up & Socially Shared

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      Tyler Tobin 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Very interesting hub, I love the concept of including others. By doing this it definitely enhances the validity of the hub. My wife and I try to change one aspect of our life for the "greener" each month. This month we changed all of our magazine subscriptions to digital (Mother Earth News.) Thank you for the great hub and the excellent content. Voted up and shared!

      Tyler

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Beautiful hub! I think we should all learn the impact of our own carbon foot print. This is such an important topic. Great work!

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      Healthy Life 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Such an awesome hub! I completely agree that people should be aware that even if they can't solve the entire problem the small efforts of many really does add up. This theory applies to so many other issues as well such as poverty. I like that you gave many examples of simple ways people can help our environment. Voted up and shared!

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      nylarej 4 years ago from Ph

      Very encouraging hub! Let's live and paint the world green! :)

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      It would be wonderful to "paint the world green". I'm looking forward to having edible food containers (I wrote a Hub about that). That alone would reduce plastic containers being thrown into our oceans and landfills.

      Great article to make people more aware. I voted this Hub UP, and will share in all the right places.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Hey, Myz, thanks so much!! This is a wonderful hub, and every year, I'm out during earth hour when our entire apartment block turns the lights off. Thanks for generating environmental awareness, my dear, and I'm proud of being part of the creation of this hub!

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      Letitialicious 4 years ago from Paris via San Diego

      This is inspiring. Thanks for taking the time to compile real actions taken by real people.

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      Joyce Haragsim 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Like hubbers above, I recycle everything I can. I used cloth bags when shopping. No lights stay on any longer than they have to. Living in Las Vegas you can live without A/C in the summer as it gets way over 100 degrees for too long. I think it's most of the cats we drive that causes the bad environment.

      Voted up useful, awesome and interesting, Joyce.

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      Pamela Oglesby 4 years ago from United States

      We have also recycled for years and we conserve our energy consumption as much as possible. Very interesting hub.

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      Linda Crampton 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is an interesting hub, unknown spy, and it was a great idea to include quotes from other hubbers! I agree with you completely - even a single person's effort is important in helping the Earth.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Wow, Spy, this is very powerful and thought-provoking indeed! Thanks for sharing your insight here as well as thanks to the others for their input --- it is excellent. Voted Up In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Yes, Mycee, it is worth fight for. We must keep doing our part, and educate those around us to do the same. We will clean up the planet, one individual at a time.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Hi Ish! Thank you so much. Yes, its soo good to know that people help even in just simple ways. thank you for all the shared and votes!

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Yes tobint! thank you so much. i salute you for going greener each month! it will definitely helped a lot!

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Tammy, glad you've stopped by. thank you for the comment too.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      healthylife, thank you so much for the message and for the appreciation :)

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Yes Nylarej! Lets paint the world green!

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Mary, thank you so much for the visit. Wow, those plastics thrown into oceans were a menace to the marine environment. thank you thank you for sharing!

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Hi Michelle! thank you too for the answer, I really appreciate it much and I also learned from you.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Thank you Letitia. they helped me visualize and put to life the going green awareness.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Hi Joyce. thank you so much for sharing. I also use cloth bags on my groceries. supermarkets here also pushing people to bring their eco friendly bag and not giving plastic bags anymore.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Pamela, thank you for taking time to send me an answer. Much appreciated.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Alicia, thank you thank you for the kind visit. Yes, it makes the hub more alive and true.

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      Debby Bruck 4 years ago

      Spy ~ Such a neat idea to bring many members of the HP community into your recycling article. Showing how each person lends a hand, we really feel that coming together as a group makes a big difference. We're really not alone. Blessings, Debby

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Great read. You would love SF. We are a very clean and green city,

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Faith, thank you! :) much appreciated.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Deb, oh what a lovely comment and so true. one individual at a time.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      yeah, thanks a lot for liking debbie! take care!

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      oh wow.. i hope i can reach SF too..

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      So very important--our carbon footprint is huge and anything we can do to reduce it is good

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Great hub post and one that is much needed in encouraging people to help save the earth's resources. Going green is never easy, but the after effects are so worth it. Voted up and pinned.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Nice angle, Spy! You put my Green Tips series to shame.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      hi audrey. yes, very true indeed! thanks for the visit.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      oh dianna, thank you so much..it's very challenging though but we can all benefit on that change..even in little ways.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Sha! hahaha, no..yours is extra amazing!

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Thanx for the ego boost, Spy!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I also wrote a hub about recycling for a green planet. I think the more people realize the importance of doing the little things that matter, it will become BIG in terms of overall effect. Great hub! Up votes and sharing + tweeting.

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      Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States

      I believe strongly in the message in this article M. Thank you my friend for sharing your views and the views of others on this subject. Voting up, sharing, and rating useful, interesting, and awesome :)

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      Lady Wolfs 4 years ago

      Great hub on the environment. With everyone doing their part there could be a big difference. I've been to many recycling plants so I know there is so much that can be done with it. Thank you for sharing.

      Voted up, useful, and interesting!

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      most welcome Sha!

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Peggy, thank you! yes, i hope more and more people will join hand in hand to paint the world green!

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      hi James. thanks for stopping on the green hub :) also for all the support.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      lady wolfs, thank you for the kind visit and for the support.

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      quicksand 4 years ago

      You have a gigantic task in hand. I wish I could help you to help ourselves. Carry on the good work.

      Peace!

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      thank you for visiting quicksand. have a great day

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Such a great share.

      Eddy.

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      Rosemary Sadler 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Awesome hub M. As individuals we may not feel as though we are accomplishing much, but all of us together can make a huge difference. You do a wonderful job of drawing people together in this task.

      Voted across the board except funny.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Hi Eddy, Rosemay.

      Thank you friends for visiting. Your message is wonderful, i appreciate it much.

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      Abby 4 years ago

      I'm impressed by this article.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Abby, thank you so much.

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      Joseph De Cross 4 years ago

      One of the greenish hubs erver read. The comments are eye openers. We all should take heed, and take palpable action in finding better ways to confront pollution. Thanks for sharing!

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      Deepak Chaturvedi 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      I like the very topic of the hub.

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      Dr Anupma Srivastava 4 years ago from India

      Great hub with a burning topic. If we really want a green environment, then we all must contribute.

      Voted all except funny.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Joseph, thank you so much sir for the support.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      thank you so much Deepak.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Anupma, thanks much.. you nailed it.everyone must contribute a fair share..even in their just simple ways of taking care of the environment.

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