15 Things You Can Do for Wildlife on World Wildlife Conservation Day
It’s easy to make the world a better place for wildlife. Check out these great ideas for World Wildlife Conservation Day.
Build a Birdhouse
Find out how to build this birdhouse with our complete plans.
Prop up Pollinators with Plant Selection
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Clean and Fill Bird Feeders
Build a Low-Maintenance Pond
Paper Grocery Bags
We may think plastic bags are a better choice for the environment, but they often aren’t. Made from non-renewable crude oil, plastic bags aren’t biodegradable and it takes millions of barrels of oil to produce them every year (though, being lighter than paper, it takes less fuel to ship them). However, once they’re made, it’s nearly impossible to get rid of them. It can take as long as 400 years for one plastic bag to biodegrade. That’s a long time for plastic bags to hang around creating pollution problems and creating dangerous situations for wildlife that swallow plastic particles, which can cause harm, choking, or death. So, the next time you’re out shopping at the grocery store and the cashier asks if you want paper or plastic, choose paper.
Clean a Bird Bath
Build a License Plate Birdhouse
Do something by reducing the plastic you use and recycling the things you do use. Learn more about recycling and things you didn’t know.
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Restore a Lake
Find out how to properly fertilize your lawn.
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Bee Friendly Plants
Check out other bee friendly plants.
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