Earth Day Ideas
🍅 Grow a garden: Any amount of individual sustainability helps!
🌷 Plant Flowers: Feed the bees 🐝 and compost to feed your garden.
🚶🏻♀️Walk/Bike/Bus: Reduce your carbon footprint and get exercise all at the same time!
🛍 Shop Online: Reducing the amount of times you travel via car reduces your carbon footprint too!
🥶 Thermostat: Getting cold, throw on a sweater instead of cranking up the heat.
🥵 Thermostat: Hot? Strip down & make use of a fan. Fans don’t have as big an impact on the environment as air conditioning does.
📱 Donate or recycle electronics responsibly. E-waste contains mercury and other toxics and is a growing environmental problem.
♻ Recycle & Reuse: Try to find and shop with extra uses for the items you buy. When you can forgo the bag and use a reusable instead! Also shop for recycled items.
📉 Stock Your Freezer: A full freezer actually uses less energy.
💡 Use compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) when your older incandescent bulbs burn out.
🌳 Plant A Tree: In your yard, or donate to get trees planted!
🌱 Plant drought-tolerant native plants in your garden. Many plants need minimal watering. Find out which occur naturally in your area.
💧 Wash clothes in cold water whenever possible. As much as 85% of the energy used to machine-wash clothes goes to heating the water.
🏡 Use a drying rack or clothesline to save the energy otherwise used during machine drying.
🥗 Go Meatless: You can start with going meatless once a week. Meatless Monday is a great place for resources and tips! Eating less meat reduces your carbon footprint.
🚿 Take shorter showers to reduce water use.
🛀🏻 Take a bath instead of a shower, it uses less water & heat.
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