SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — CBS 8 is starting a new segment as part of our Earth 8 franchise, we will bring it to you every Monday in our 6 a.m. newscast, as another way we are "Working For Our Planet." This is where we hopefully provide some insight and maybe a little advice and motivation to help you make small changes that can improve the state of our planet.
Single use plastics - Using your own water bottle
Cleaning up trash at beach during low tides
Conserve and collect rain water
If you get something new, get rid of something old by donating it
How to be more conscious when gift wrapping
Eco-Friendly Elf on the Shelf
Decorate for the holidays DIY style
Gift something you already own
Don't throw your batteries in the trash, find a designated recycling drop off location | call2recycle
Be sure all of those campaign mailers end up in the recycling bin
Make sure kids throw away those Halloween candy wrappers
Come up with a sustainable Halloween costume
Try to plant a tree, flower, herb or anything in your yard, garden or in a pot
Visit a local farm to find out where our food comes from and support sustainable farming
When you're shopping for basic necessities, search for products that are biodegradable
Turn off the water when you’re brushing your teeth and shaving
Volunteer for an organization dedicated to our environment
Pick up the trash around you
Use sunblock with natural ingredients to avoid harming wildlife
Visit a local lagoon and observe the many species. Then share your discoveries!
Go to consignment stores for back-to-school clothes
Get your own reusable straw. Refuse plastic straws!
Take a hike! Explore, learn from, and listen to nature
Try to support your local farmers market
Try to pick up trash wherever you see it
Try to go plastic free and bring your own silverware
Get out of your driving routine and use public transportation
Visit an eco-friendly Goodwill or consignment store
Try not to use flimsy plastics
Try to reuse empty bottles before throwing them in the trash
Try to cut back on time spent in the shower
Try to eat at a restaurant instead of ordering to-go
Take a reusable coffee cup to your favorite coffee shop
How's that for motivation? It's not something you have to feel too much pressure about. Just a goal you can try to keep for the week and if it sticks beyond that then that’s even better. We’ll have a “Working For Our Planet” segment with new goals for each week every Monday.
And if you take part and want to share how it goes for you, we'd love to hear from you. If you also have eco-friendly advice that you follow that we could share on the air, then please let us know through the CBS 8 app on your mobile device where you can send in a photo and details in the NEAR ME section or text (858) 571-8888 and share your idea!