Earth Day is an opportunity for all of us to reflect on how we can make our Earth a better place. With all the wonderful benefits, doesn’t it make sense to live every day like it’s Earth Day? Here are some ways to celebrate Earth Day everyday that you and your family can try!
Hit the switch, turn the handle
You can try to be more conscious of the ways in which power and water in your own home are used. That means, when you leave a room, hit the switch. When you brush your teeth, turn the handle. These small changes not only allow you to save on your utility bills, but you can also contribute significantly to helping care for the environment--while doing so little.
Use alternate transportation
Walking, bicycling, public transportation or carpooling are all ways to green your transportation every day. And even if you can't leave your car behind every day, you can still reduce your carbon footprint. For instance, make sure to keep your car well-maintained for it to become more fuel-efficient. Driving smartly is also fuel-efficient, so reduce your speed, use your cruise control setting and avoid letting your car idle.
Pack your lunch
In the US, over 30% of food is thrown away at the consumer level and that is a massive amount of waste and the majority of it ends up in landfills. That's why save your leftovers and take them for lunch instead of going to a restaurant. If you have some veggies that have seen better days but are still good, turn them into a soup and pour it into jars for an easy grab and go lunch.
Get your green thumb on
Take the plunge and create a veggie patch. You’ll not only be eliminating the carbon emissions that are involved in getting produce to plate, you’ll also be able to enjoy fresh, organic produce whilst saving some money. If you have limited outdoor space, you could start by planting some fresh herbs or a couple of lettuces in a bucket.
Unplug and go outside
A climate-controlled environment requires energy to maintain, as do devices. Do yourself and the planet a favor by powering down, going outside, and enjoying nature with your friends and family. There might be some local undiscovered spot that will become your new retreat.
Use Earth-friendly cleaning products
We all want our homes to be clean and germ-free, but we don’t need to rely on chemicals to achieve that. There are many cost-effective, green-friendly options to choose from and today’s the day to give them a go.
Choose chemical-free personal care products
Similarly, it's time to be more mindful of the products that go inside your body. From your skincare essentials to your bathtime must-haves, make sure that each product contains no ingredient that could not just harm you but also the environment.
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