How to Be Kind to the Planet for Earth Day

How to Be Kind to the Planet for Earth Day

Easy steps to take to go green.

With Earth Day just around the corner (April 22nd), now is the perfect time to reassess your habits and look for easy ways to be more eco-friendly in the home. Mother Nature has always been kind to us by giving us a planet to live on. However, we haven’t always returned the favor. We are currently killing out endangered species, using up precious resources, and polluting waters and air. To benefit the planet (and, in some cases, your wallet), check out these tips for going green.

Reduce your plastic consumption.

Plastic is a major offender to the environment. It harms wildlife and sits in landfills or floats in the ocean for thousands of years. Reduce or eliminate your plastic consumption by saying no to straws, using reusable bags for shopping, buying your food from the bulk bins, and taking reusable mugs and cups with you when out and about.

Use green cleaning products.

To clean our homes, we often use products that are loaded with toxic chemicals and environmentally harmful substances. Instead, switch to green alternatives that are cruelty-free and do not harm the environment. You can even make your own out of lemon, vinegar, and baking soda!

Walk more.

We’re sure you’ve heard this one before! Walk more and drive less. Saving gas will help to conserve this limited fuel resource. Whether you walk, cycle, or take public transport, find new ways to travel instead of relying on your car. If you do need to drive, carpool with others to conserve gas.

Seal gaps around doors and windows.

Older homes tend to have more gaps around the doors and windows, letting in air from the outside, causing the AC and furnace to work harder. Putting weather stripping around those gaps can save you money on your heating and cooling while preventing energy from being wasted.

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