Five Green Things you can do to Save Our Planet

We humans have been destroying our own precious habitat for centuries now. The smog that hangs over our cities is visible from outer space, as are the islands of man-made junk that float in our oceans. As young activists like Greta Thunberg have been imploring us, it is high time we take action before it is too late to reverse the damage done for generations to come. Fortunately, going green has never been simpler and here we have listed five steps you can personally action:

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Sustainable City Solutions [Infographic]

A sustainable city is one designed to address social, environmental and economic impact through urban planning and city management. Many sustainable initiatives are achieved by building eco-friendly alternatives into city infrastructure, such as adopting walk and bike lanes. Regulations and fines can also achieve change: waste removal orders have proven to reduce landfill waste.

While finding ways to help the planet is essential to sustainability, reducing costs and creating a vibrant culture for citizens are equally important. Through planned infrastructure, public green spaces, smart waste removal and more, cities can leave behind a net zero footprint for a more sustainable world.

Cities who reduce their risk of climate effects and other naturally occurring disasters will see less property damage, insurance losses and even casualties, making sustainable city practices a necessity for long-term success.

To learn more about the characteristics of a sustainable city, check out the visual below.

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How to Be Sustainable in College: 18 Green Tips for Students [Infographic]

You might think that one person’s actions couldn’t possibly have an effect on the overall situation, especially since there’s so much waste being produced every hour. However, it’s incredible how small steps can become giant leaps!

In this infographic, you can learn 18 tips on how you can go green today! There is no need to go vegan or throw out all of your plastic stuff right away, you can make this transition smoothly. Plus, no student should ignore an opportunity to save some cash, and a sustainable lifestyle is much cheaper!

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DIY Body Scrubs using Fruits & Veggies [Recipes]

The market is flooded with skin products loaded with unhealthy chemicals, so it can be tricky to find products for the healthy-conscious consumer. Skin care manufacturers are forced to add artificial flavors, dyes, chemicals, and preservatives to prolong shelf life of their products. Many of these ingredients may cause irritation, inflammation, and allergic reactions.

This visual shows you lesser-known scrub recipes with organic ingredients that you may already have in your fridge. Each ingredient has four recipes you can try that will do absolute wonders for your skin.

These proven recipes are effective for any skin type, and the components were given to us by nature itself! You don’t have to head to the beauty superstore or go online to get your hands on these scrubs; you can make them yourself at home.

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5 Weight-Lifting Mistakes to Avoid [Visual]

The gym is like an unsupervised adult playground. It’s easy to walk in and toss a few weights around. But if you don’t follow the right routine or skip necessary steps, you may buy yourself a one-way ticket to injury town.

Before you strap on your kicks for your next gym session, check out the five most common weight-lifting mistakes below. Also, learn the best ways to avoid them so you can build a healthier, more resilient body for years to come.

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