Happy Earth Day!
What is Earth Day?
Earth Day was created in 1970 in the US to spark a revolution against environmental abuse. Global warming is real and we’re part of the problem. Now, we need to become part of the solution.
Since the 70’s the Earth Day has spread all over the world and is celebrated in hundreads of cities world wide with special events. People all over the world know that there are problems we need to work on and this is our special day to look at the planet and see what needs changing. Read more at www.earthday.net.
10 Easy Ways You Can Do Every Day to Save the Earth
1. Don’t buy anything disposable.
Use lunch boxes instead of zip-lock bags. Use a sponge to wipe the kitchen counter – not paper towels. Take your coffee in a thermos, not in a paper cup.
2. Buy in bulk and not individually wrapped products.
Choose products with less packaging. Reduce mail – Don’t order catalogs, see the products online.
3. Reuse or recycle the packacing or boxes you get.
Jelly jars are great for storaging crayons. Egg cartons are great fire starters and perfect for kids’ crafts.
4. Buy less but better quality.
Buy better quality products, which will last longer.
5. Repair old items instead of just throwing away and buying a new one.
Call the manufacturers – most have repair services.
6. Recycle your old things, like clothing – donate it or sell it on yard sales or eBay.
7. Save water.
Only wash full loads of dishes or clothes. Sweep your driveway instead of hosing it. Don’t let the water run while brushing your teeth.
8. Save energy.
Get Energy Star rated appliances and light bulbs. Turn off the light/monitor/TV/etc. when you leave the room.
9. Choose lower emission vehicles and drive less.
Don’t keep the car running while waiting your kids in the school pick-up line, car pool with friends and make a shopping list to avoid many trips.
10. Buy organic.
Less pesticides and fertilizers. No antibiotics, growth hormones, and feed made from animal parts. Better for you, better for the Mother Earth.
Want to know what kind of footprint you are leaving? Do the three minute survey to get your Live Impact Score.
Read all of my easy ways to save earth.
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