Earth Day has arrived – the only day solely dedicated to the planet that provides us with an opportunity to exist, frankly. Earth Day was founded on April 22, 1970 to remind us all of our interdependence on each other in sustaining the health and vitality of our ecosystem. The following are some “green” tips to help you observe Earth Day, and beyond:
Unplug and Re-tool: Energy saving techniques such as unplugging appliances not in use and using energy efficient light bulbs can aid in the fight against climate change. Moving forward, purchase appliances and equipment with Energy Star approval to minimize your carbon footprint.
Conserve: Energy and resource conservation is a fundamental part of maintaining the wellbeing of our planet. Here are a few more suggestions you can implement into your regular schedule for the sake of our ecosystem:
- Turn off the water while you brush your teeth.
- Consider car-pooling or riding a bike instead of driving or taking a bus.
- Hang your clothes to dry, rather than using the dryer.
- Take faster showers to conserve water.
- Turn off lights, computers, etc when you leave the room.
- Purchase power strips to minimize the energy drain from your electronic appliances.
Recycle & Reuse: This step is pretty straightforward and can be implemented at home, work or on the go.
Reconnect with Nature: Take time to enjoy the Earth and all her beauty today. Spend some time in the park, maybe even plant something in your yard. The more connected you become to Mother Nature, the more likely you will grow to be protective of her.
Happy Earth Day Clutchettes! We encourage you to share any “green” suggestions to observe this ecological holiday.