Make a Difference This Earth Day

Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22nd. This year’s celebration is right around the corner. No matter if you’re really into recycling and what your carbon footprint is, or if you don’t even know what that means, we’ve got some easy tips on how you can make a difference this Earth Day.

1. Recycle! rec_bins
We bet you didn’t see that coming! Recycling is very easy! Whether you town participates in can recycling or not, you can make more of an active effort to recycle in other areas of your life. More than likely your office has a ton of blue bins around. Do you use them? Find out what is allowed in them and start utilizing them. It’s just as easy as throwing something away except you’re helping the environment!

 
 
2. Reuse h2o
Water is an important part of everyone’s day. We all need it to live. If you don’t already, get a water bottle that is BPA free that you can refill over and over again. Enough plastic is thrown away each year to circle the earth 4 times. That’s insane! Especially when you consider that a study from Food and Water Watch should that almost half of all bottled water is derived from tap water. Save your money and save the environment: buy a water bottle and fill it up!

 
3. Reduce couple-doing-dishes-washing-sink-photo
There are a lot of ways you can reduce your impact on the environment. Don’t run your dishwasher until it is full, or wash your dishes yourself. Don’t wash your laundry until you have a full load. Turn off lights when you leave the room. Unplug electronics if you’re not using them. Try to reuse your trash so you don’t have so much waste. Another fun way, and a great tip, is to unsubscribe from junk mail. Yes, you read that right! Just Google “unsubscribe from junk mail” and it will lead you to the right place where you can not only stop the junk mail annoyances, but save all that paper from getting wasted!
 

BONUS!mom-planting-tree-with-kids-horiz
If you’re feeling really environmentally friendly this year, you can plant a tree. This will help you offset your environmental impact, at least a little bit, but Mother Nature will definitely appreciate you for it!

 
To see how you really stack up, take this quiz to see how many planets it takes to support your current lifestyle! What do you plan to do to make a difference this Earth Day?

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