Monday, April 22, 2013

Happy Earth Day!

Things to do to celebrate Earth day


Earth Day is here and it's a great reminder to take a step back and see what things we can do, not only to celebrate this day but to change the environment for the better. 

Here's our top 10!

1. Walk, Hike, Ride A Bike
If people in the U.S. would occasionally ride a bike for a short errand instead of driving a car, over 70 million gallons of fuel could be saved each year! And there’s the added benefit of enjoying the fresh air and exercise! For short errands, take a hike!
2. 
Plant your own vegetable garden
3. Buy some reusable shopping bags
4. Green Your Machine
Americans waste over 700 million gallons of gasoline each year just because tires aren't properly inflated. Millions more are wasted because our vehicles aren't properly tuned up. Keep your machine running ‘Green!’ You’ll save money and reduce emissions!
5. Carpool
6. Swap out your light bulbs with energy efficient ones
7. Cook in batches and freeze for later
Planning meals in advance can help reduce stress around cooking. It also helps reduce food waste.
8. Plant A Tree Every Earth Day!
Over a 50-year lifetime, a tree generates $31,250 worth of oxygen, provides $62,000 worth of air pollution control, recycles $37,500 worth of water, and controls $31,250 worth of soil erosion. It also provides shade that keeps homes and cities cooler!
9. Go Paperless.  
 Signing up for paperless bills is a great way to save some trees.
10. Reduce, Reuse Recycle
It’s more than just a slogan. You can start making the world a ‘greener’ place today: return hangers to the cleaners, donate clothing and computers to charities, pack lunches in reusable containers instead of bags, there are hundreds of easy things to do! It’s up to you!l

Till next time!
Tamara
xoxo

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1 comment:

  1. Just like the Go Fish reusable shopping bags! =))

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