Even though every day should be a day to celebrate living on this Earth, April 22nd is officially recognized as “Earth Day” in the United States. As April is also springtime, it is an excellent time to refresh your home and celebrate nature and this earth we are a part of.
Below are just some ideas for you get started:
Recycle and Reuse
Hopefully you already have a recycling trash system in your home, but if not, it is never too late to start.
There are also many other ways you can recycle and reuse including:
-Donating old electronics, furniture, or clothes to your local secondhand shop.
-Holding a yard sale to get rid of items from your spring cleaning.
-Think twice before purchasing new compulsory items. Not only will you be able to save some extra money, you will also not be contributing to extra waste.
Plant Trees and Flowers
Earth Day is famous for people around the nation planting trees to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and clean pollution.
If you do not have room for trees, try adding some extra plants and flowers in your home or garden. If you need to move your plants for extra sunlight, you can consider getting a mobile planter.
Try taking this time to learn about plants and flowers that are native to your area to further your education about the environment. You may even find that you have a green thumb, and can plant some local vegetables and fruits to use in the kitchen.
Conserve Water and Energy
It is always important to be thinking about how you can conserve water and energy in your daily habits. If you are not consciously doing so, let this Earth Day be a chance for you to make some changes around your home. Of course, not all of us can install solar panels or make huge changes to our homes.
However, some little things that may go a far way include:
-Taking shorter showers, turning off the faucet when brushing your teeth, and watching how much water use when you wash the dishes.
-Using MyEnergy.com to track your home energy to make appropriate changes.
-Find a company on www.carwash.org that uses WaterSavers for your next car wash.
-Using a watering can to water your lawn can help save water.
It really is up to each one of us to make a conscious choice to help make a better change on this Earth.