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Easy Ways to Be Eco-Friendly (Ep. 262)

Okay, so we’re slightly late for Earth Day. In my defense, every day should be Earth Day, and you could just listen to this every Earth Day from now on.

Anyway, we got a question a bit ago about how to be more eco-friendly as a college student. Now, as many of you know, that implies several unspoken rules: don’t be expensive, don’t be time consuming, and preferably, don’t be inconvenient.

So today we’re talking about some easy ways to make Captain Planet proud. Save the Earth, y’all.

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  • 0:00:20 – The dangers of being militant about eco-friendliness
  • 0:11:26 – Reutilizing materials and making things convenient
  • 0:18:30 – Finding alternatives to driving a car
  • 0:22:22 – Sponsor: Skillshare (Learning new skills)
  • 0:23:47 – Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills)
  • 0:25:06 – Finding alternatives to driving a car (continued)
  • 0:30:05 – Planning better trips
  • 0:32:33 – Buying and shipping fewer things
  • 0:38:18 – Composting and not wasting food, while also not stuffing yourself
  • 0:46:14 – Investing in things that are meant to last
  • 0:49:22 – Saving water and planting trees
  • 0:53:57 – Buying in bulk and cleaning out trash
  • 0:58:57 – Conclusion

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