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What does this mean for our planet?

By Koda Carlson

Oh, the looming sight of a global pandemic. In this new day and age where we wear masks when we go out and clean everything more than we before, where does this leave all the improvements we made in efforts to save our planet?

Little tasks such as swapping out plastic bags for reusable ones have stirred the question, “is that safe now?” Day by day we’re facing this, and day by day we’ll continue to until it is resolved. The idea now is to stay as sanitary as we possibly can, but does this affect the planet?

I’m sure I’m not the only person who has seen the positive effects the planet is having from the pandemic. The Earth is healing itself. The waters in Venice, Italy are clean and animals are going for daily strolls while enjoying the empty streets. While we’re inside, the Earth is thriving. Showing us how much of a carbon footprint we really have. In times like these, I like to try and focus on the positive outcomes, such as this.

If you still want to be involved in helping save our planet, you can pick up new habits such as collecting trash on your daily quarantine walk, composting to give back to the Earth (we’re all stuck in our kitchens now, so I know we’re attempting to make our own meals as much as we can) and fully embracing the new clean air.

Hey, I’m in this with you. All my habits that seemed to be helping don’t seem as effective anymore. It’s a funny thing isn’t it, a different outlook, when you try to focus on the positive things instead of the negative. It’s a scary time we’re going through, but for right now, lets let the Earth enjoy her time of peace.

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