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So you've all heard the phrase "going green",
but do you really know what it means
and why it's important to look after our world?
If we eat junk food, don't exercise and treat our bodies unkindly,
we'd probably feel unhealthy, tired and pretty rubbish.
The Earth is just like our bodies.
To be healthy, it needs to be treated with kindness,
consideration and respect.
It's the only one we've got.
We all have an impact
on our world, from what we consume to what we waste.
Water for showers, electricity for lights.
Climate change is the change of weather patterns
over a long period of time.
The planet's climate has been constantly changing and the world
is heating up quicker than ever.
And that's not great. Human activity - that's us - is a factor.
We're all adding to it by how we live and what we do.
Take one person's impact over a day
and then times that by...
about seven billion.
That's a lot of people, a lot of energy and waste,
and a huge impact on our planet.
Thinking about it like that can make us feel worried or scared.
This is a big issue, but we can do positive things and feel better.
It's not nice when people drop litter.
It's not good for the animals like squirrels,
ducks, dogs and horses.
We should all try and keep the world tidy.
Did you know that these can take hundreds of years to decompose?
Plastic's not great at breaking down.
So reusing bags, popping the right plastic in the right bins,
is mega important and can cut pollution.
Taking a shorter shower uses less water, and less energy.
One thing I do to be more green
is I either walk or cycle to work instead of getting a lift in a car.
I love my jumpers but when I've outgrown them,
like this one, the best thing for me to do
is to pass it on to someone else.
Switch off your telly
and switch off your lights when you're not using them.
It's not a nag and it makes sense.
Climate change is happening
and we really do have a responsibility
to look after our world, not just for us humans -
think about a world with few trees.
It would not only be a pretty gloomy place, but where would birds nest?
And what would happen with
all the other species that live in trees and forests across the world?
Of course this is a worldwide issue,
which can feel overwhelming.
If everyone in the world did one thing to help, like recycling
a bottle so it could be used again,
it would make a difference.
So talk to your family and friends
and see what you can do to be more green.
Go on! Make a difference.
I do beach cleaning with my school year and my family.
It's a lot of fun but it's also quite hard work.
We use litter pickers, which are quite cool,
and we find lots of rubbish
but mainly plastic,
which would sit on the beach if we didn't pick them up.
It's really good that people my age clean up the environment.
# I like the trees, they make shade for you and me
# A trip to the park is more fun when you don't sit on chewing gum
# A trip to the beach is a treat
# So let's treat it the way it deserves
# Cos we have to conserve
# this beautiful world
# And if you don't know where to begin
# Just put your rubbish in the bin. #
That all we have time for today, Lifebabblers.
If you want to find out more, head on over to the CBBC website.
Enjoy our planet. We've only got one!