teded: Welcome to Earth Week on TED-Ed Tumblr…

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Welcome to Earth Week on TED-Ed Tumblr! We’ll be sharing ways for you to be a more considerate resident of Planet Earth all week (that you can apply…all year!)

How could you dispose of your cooking oil when you’re done cooking? The easiest thing to do might be to pour it down your drain — but if you save it up and send it to a processing plant, it can gain useful new life as biodiesel, a biodegradable energy source which can run in diesel engines instead of refined petroleum.

Love the Earth, and the Earth will love you back! Happy Earth Week!

From the TED-Ed Lesson Biodiesel: The afterlife of oil – Natascia Radice

Animation by Lippy

Countdown to Earth Day 2018!