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Friday, April 20, 2012

22 Ways to Go Green on Earth Day

This Sunday is Earth Day which means it is time to spread awareness about how to be more eco-friendly. There are many quick and easy things you can do to reduce your waste, keep the air clean and preserve the environment that won’t change your lifestyle. Check out this list of 22 things you can do this April 22 to become more environmentally friendly.

  1. Switch your light bulbs over to CFLs

  2. If you’re buying a new appliance, make sure it has the Energy Star label

  3. Stop using disposable bags. Invest in a few reusable bags for your groceries and other shopping

  4. Wash your laundry in cold water instead of hot water

  5. Combine all of your errands in to one trip, and bike to your destination if it’s less than 2 miles

  6. Completely shut down your computer at night

  7. Try signing up for online bill pay- not only will you save paper, but you won’t need to spare the stamp!

  8. Fix any leaky faucets in your house

  9. When it’s nice outside, line-dry your clothes instead of putting them in the dryer

  10. Unplug unused appliances and phone chargers

  11. Invest in a rain barrel to collect water to water your plants instead of using the hose

  12. Use cloth napkins instead of paper napkins

  13. Donate any unwanted items to thrift stores instead of throwing them away- your trash is another person’s treasure!

  14. Make five minute showers your goal

  15. Use re-useable coffee cups and water bottles

  16. Repurpose glass jars for things like spices or other canned goods

  17. Reuse scrap paper

  18. Take advantage of natural lighting by opening blinds and curtains. Waiting to turn on lights will help conserve energy

  19. Adjust your thermostat to run less when you aren’t home during the day

  20. Use cloth diapers instead of disposable diapers

  21. Buy rechargeable batteries instead of one-time use batteries

  22. RECYCLE! Paper, plastic and glass all get recycled, not thrown away

Earth Day is one day designated to our environment, but in reality every day is Earth Day since we only have one Earth to live on. This list provides tip on easy changes that you can make to reduce waste and resources without making big lifestyle changes. If you’re looking for more ways to become greener, check out these eco-friendly Blogs for more tips and ideas!

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