Earth Day – How can we do our part?

Little things can make a huge difference. To celebrate the Earth Day, I want to share with all of you some tips on how to participate. Small changes that will do wonders for our beautiful planet. Think of them as a grateful act, as a gift to our mother earth. Together we can make a difference!Let’s be kind to our blue planet! Here we go:

– Buy what you need, not what you want

I know it is hard sometimes, but let’s be reasonable and really put in the balance your needs vs your wants. It will help you save some money too!

– Consider renting and borrowing things that are seldom needed
Sports equipment and tools are a great example.

– Buy used items from garage sales and second-hand store
Never underestimate a garage sale or a trip shop, they can surprise you.

– Replace incandescent light bulbs with LEDs
Please! This one is one of the best favours you will do to your energy bill and mother Earth.

– Walk, cycle, car pool and use public transportation
Got a co-worker that leaves in your area? Cycling in the summer is a gift to yourself, you will appreciate the good weather even more and plus, it is a great way to keep yourself fit.

– Choose local and organic foods that are in season, and support local food producers
Mother earth will benefit from this but you are also the one getting the gift. The gift of not inserting toxins into your body. Plus helping out your community by supporting their businesses.

– Eat less meat
We all have our own opinions about this subject. I’ve been a vegetarian for 16 years.

– Wash full loads of clothes in cold water and hang to air dry
Great idea for you to do during summer! Think of all the energy you are going to save

– Take short showers instead of baths
I’m all for this one! If you are a bath lover you could reduce the amount of baths you take and take a shower instead.

– Close water taps while brushing your teeth
Please… Who leaves their tap open while brushing teeth? That hurts!

– Choose natural, non-toxic cleaning products
Mother earth and your health will thank you.

– Make simple, natural cleaners with ingredients like vinegar, baking soda and water
They make great cleaners without plashing toxins into your home.

– Donate, reuse and recycle items before throwing them into the trash
One person’s garbage can be another person’s treasure! Remember that.

– Harmful materials like chemicals, batteries and electronics should be taken to local hazardous waste depots or recyclers
This should be part of your routine!

Let’s do our part to help maintaining the well being of your our community, our cities and our beautiful planet. Every effort counts!


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Katie Edwards says:

    These are great ideas – I will try to keep them in mind for the whole year!


  2. MultiTestingMom (Amanda) says:

    Some great tips here for having a Happy Earth!


  3. Andrea@personallyandrea says:

    Great easy reminders and tips! I love how the little things add up to make a difference.


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