Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd every year. It was first celebrated in 1970, the year in which the modern environmental movement began. Now there is more then 190 countries that observe Earth Day throughout the world. Earth Day is an important time to make environmental concerns our main priority and really embrace the idea of “going green”.
There are several way that we can all make our earth a better place, also while reducing our carbon footprint. In honor of Earth Day, consider making changes in your life based on the following tips.
Tuesday Tips: Environmental Protection for Earth Day
Begin by saving energy. This can be very simple, run less small errands. Make sure that your home is Energy Star! upgraded. Change all of the light bulbs in your home to energy efficient bulbs. You can also visit our blog post on conserving heat for other great energy saving tips.
Conserve water as much as you can. Don’t run your washing machine or dishwasher when you have half a load, make sure you have a full load. Take shorter showers and never letting your sink drip. We have compiled plenty of ways to conserve water on a previous issue of Tuesday Tips.
Always reduce, reuse, and recycle. Keep your appliances in good running condition instead of immediately replacing something when it stops working. Also, don’t throw something out if you don’t want it– think of a way to reuse it. You should also make sure that you are always recycling items.
Carpool, take public transportation, or get a bike. Consider using an alternative modes of transportation when you are trying to get around. We can significantly reduce the crowding on roads if less people use their vehicles as their primary mode of transportation.
If you can go paperless, do it. It can be very simple to switch pretty much all of your bills to paperless so that you can easily pay online.
These are just a few tips that will help you go a little more green in honor of Earth Day. If you are looking for even more ideas, visit the Environmental Protection Agencies website.