10 Ways to Save the Planet in English

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Earth Day? More like birthday! Let’s start. Sorry, that was weird, I was going to try and go somewhere and then I didn’t.
Hi, everybody! Welcome back to Top Words. My name is Alisha, and today we’re going to be talking about 10 ways to save planet Earth in English. Let’s go!
1. To recycle
The first word is recycle, to recycle.
Recycling something means re… oh no, not reusing, but now it means to break something down and then make a new thing from the broken down materials.
So in a sentence, “recycling takes more time but it’s worth it.” That is not necessarily true.
2. To volunteer
The next word is volunteer, to volunteer as a verb.
Volunteers also used as a noun to talk about a person, but we can use volunteer as a verb to mean to give your time for free.
“I volunteer at the elementary school in my town.”
3. To protect
The next word is to protect. So to protect means to keep something safe or to like to guard against something bad happening. To protect something. So we want to protect Earth, we want to protect endangered species, we want to protect ourselves, we want to protect the environment.; we can use protect in many different ways to talk about the Earth.
In another sentence, “the law which protects endangered animals is currently under threat.”
4. To reuse
So the next word is reuse.
Reuse like recycle, starts with the prefix re-. Re- means to do again, so re- plus the verb that comes after it, means to do again this verb. In this case, we have re + use, meaning use again. So you can reuse a water bottle, you can reuse a plastic bag, reuse… I don’t even know, whatever it is you want to use again, you can say reuse to describe that.
In a sentence, “I reuse plastic bags until they start to tear.”
5. To reduce trash
The next word is reduce trash, to reduce trash.
So to reduce something means to make less of something or to cut something, in this case, trash. You could say to reduce garbage also, if you want to. But in a sentence, let’s see…
“I will reduce my trash by composting.”
Composting is like mixing dirt with organic materials, organic trash, to make something you can grow plants in.
6. To care for the environment
The next expression is to care for the environment.
To care for the environment means to take care of the environment, to be nice to the environment. So that means for example, not pouring chemicals into water or trying to make sure trees are not cut down, there are many different ways to care for the environment. In a sentence, “it’s important that we all care for the environment.”
7. To use eco-friendly products
The next expression is to use eco-friendly products.
So eco-friendly, eco- is short for ecology, be careful, in your country eco- might be pronounced differently; like in