Taking Care of the Earth Vocabulary

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earth
the planet that we live on; the world
conserve
to protect something; to save something
exhaust
the waste that goes into the air from cars and other machines
oxygen
the part of the air we breathe that is needed to keep people alive
natural resources
things found in nature such as land, water, and air, that are valuable and of great importance to people
create
to make or produce something
pollution
the introduction of something harmful into the air, water, or land that doesn't belong there
litter
to throw trash or garbage outside where it does not belong, instead of putting it in a garbage can.
compost
a mixture of decaying foods and other natural things, like leaves and grass clippings, that eventually turn into soil
recycle
to turn trash into something else to be used
effort
acting or waiting without rushing or urgency
reduce
to use less of something
symbol
an object or picture that represents something else
supply
the amount of something that is available for use
solution
an action or process of solving a problem
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