11 Ways To Make A Difference On Earth Day
In honor of Earth Day (April 22nd), it’s high time to find a few ways to reduce waste and our out-of-control use of resources. Whether it’s recycling more or carpooling to work, here are 11 surprisingly easy things you can do to help protect Mother Earth — some even save you money! Let’s go!
Up Your Recycle Game
Starting a recycling plan at home requires a minor amount of time and effort, yet makes a huge impact on the environment. Make it fun by getting your family involved by setting weekly goals, contests and awards for remembering to recycle.
Skip Bottled H20
Considering each little bottle of water takes 1,000 years to biodegrade, it’s only logical to switch to a filtered, refillable water bottle. You’ll save money while reducing plastic waste.
Buy Your Food Locally
Hit up those weekend farmer’s markets! Eating and buying local not only reduces your carbon footprint but the food is fresher since it doesn’t have to travel as far.
Garden With The Kiddos
Starting a garden is a fun way to teach your kids about healthy fruits and vegetables while spending quality time together.
Start A Community Cleanup
Organizing a community clean-up is a great way to bring your neighbors together while beautifying your neighborhood. Invite the team out for lunch or coffee afterward to reward yourselves!
Nearly everything from paying bills to sharing photos can be done without the use of paper. Reducing the paper at home saves money, lowers your trash load and conserves environmental resources.
Opt For A Walk
Walking instead of driving is great exercise, saves money and helps the environment…triple win!
Plant A Tree
Planting a tree is one of the easiest and affordable ways to make a difference for the environment. Make it fun by letting the kids help!
Fix That Leaky Faucet
Experts agree that a few drips coming from your shower head, kitchen faucet or sprinkler may not seem like a lot, but even the smallest leak can add up. Cork that leak and drop the waste!
Attend An Earth Day Fair
It’s a great chance to meet like-minded people, learn something new and eat yummy locally grown food – all while having fun. Find a local fair here.
Join A Carpool
Joining a carpool is a great way to cut down on gas spending while lessening the energy burden. Organizations like the Clean Air Campaign, even offer cash back rewards to local carpoolers.