We only get one Earth, so why not take care of it for future generations? "We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children." (Native American Proverb) Earth Day is the perfect time to make a pledge to start a new good habit. Here are some tips to make everyday Earth Day.
Walk more or ride a bike.
Carpool to work.
Group errands together instead of running errands different days.
Keep your car tuned properly, maintain a steady speed.
Keep your tires inflated.
Make your next car a super efficient one.
Use energy efficient lightbulbs and appliances.
Turn off lights and appliances when you aren't using them.
Shop with reusable bags.
Don't overload on groceries- 25%-40% of food is thrown away.
Plant a tree.
Don't forget the 7 R's:
Reuse instead of buying new every time.
Repurpose into new, functional objects.
Rot compost everything organic.
Repair instead of replacing.
Return Only buy from companies with take-back programs.
Refill instead of buying disposable bottles and paper cups.
Refuse to buy over-packaged, disposable, single-use junk.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!!
Happy Earth Day!