Play your Part – Go Green for Earth Day

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Go Green Earth Day

How can we live lightly on the Earth and save money at the same time? As we celebrate Earth Day today the best time is now. Here are some ways to go green and make the environment a better place:

Plant a tree – Planting trees not only beautifies your surroundings, it also absorbs some of the CO2 from the air, helps to prevent erosion, and helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Recycle – Buy as little as you can and try to reuse where possible. Support your local growers and producers of food and products. Instead of buying a different drink every day, use a drink container and make your home made drink. Don’t use disposable plates or utensils.

Pick up Litter – Form a group and pickup litter on our road ways. It can go a long way in minimizing clogged drains.

Turn off water not in use – Don’t keep the pipe running while brushing your teeth or washing the dishes.

Switch off Lights not in use – When you’re not in a room switch the light off. Save on some energy. Also if you’re not home you can just leave a single light on.

Install Energy Efficient Lights – Replacing all the bulbs to fluorescents are a lot more efficient than standard light bulbs in your house. It won’t take long, and it will save you money on your energy bill in the long run.

Leave Vehicle at Home – Our vehicles can be some of the greatest sources of pollution in our daily lives, try and drive less whenever possible. You can do alternatives like car pool or take public transportation.

Pay Bills Online – If you buy stuff online, chances are you already have at least one credit card. It may be time to go paperless and ask your utility providers to send you e-bills. Save the trees.

Keep it Going – It’s good to try to save the earth on earth day but it’s even better to keep it going, don’t stop now…

Lighten your load on the environment and promote a healthy ecosystem today.

Did you know from kidzworld?

  • ’80s rock band, Dramarama, wrote a song about Earth Day in 1993 called What Are We Gonna Do?
  • More than 20 million demonstrators took part in Earth Day activities in 1970.
  • Today more than 500 million people in 164 countries participate in Earth Day festivities!
  • Every year, 14 billion tons of garbage is dumped in the ocean

How are you going green for Earth Day and what does it mean for you? Let us know in comments.

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