Easy Earth Day TipsEarth Day is April 22nd this year. We’ve compiled some of our favorite tips that make Earth not only easy but fun for you and the whole family. We hope you like and use some of our suggestions to help make this world a greener place!

Shopping 
You can find eco versions of pretty much everything you use in your every day life, and even “splurgy” luxury items! Here are a few sites to check out:
Activities
Here are just a few fun, green things you can do with friends or family:
  • Join a beach or park cleanup with groups like the Surfrider Foundation
  • Plant a tree – visit the Arbor Day site for more info
  • Check out a Green Drinks event in your area
  • If you have kids, Print out our calendar and draw a green star for each day that you do an activity that helps the earth!
  • Get your green thumb dirty and start a garden
  • Turn trash into treasure! Refurbish an old sofa, chair or even a garment. Get crafty and creative and you just might produce a work of art ; )
Tips
My top 10 tips to help you go green! 
  • Go Veg!  Check out a previous Earth Day post on how going veg can be the greenest thing you can do ; )
  • Ride your bike whenever you can. If you just need some bread, bike to the store instead of drive, save $, gas and get some exercise in too!
  • Swap out as many bulbs as possible with energy efficient CFL’s (compact fluorescent light bulbs)
  • Don’t run the water while you are brushing your teeth. That could be a good minute or so of wasted H2O.
  • Get a few reusable grocery bags. They have gotten really stylish now so there is no excuse to be piling up the paper and plastic bags ; )
  • Get a great glass water bottle (bpa free or aluminum is fine too, but I prefer glass). Do away with buying 1 use, plastic water bottles. I’ve got some great companies listed on my Healthy Voyager Approved Directory so get one today!
  • Shop locally and seasonally. Buying seasonal and local products not only helps support the community but also decreases the need for long distance shipping and costs as well as being healthier for you ; )
  • Disconnect electronic items when not in use. I know that might sound like a pai, especially if you’ve got your office or entertainment system rigged up just so. But there are great power strips, like DSI Green Power Strip, that have 1 main source so all you have to do is flip 1 switch and the job has been done for you!
  • Wash clothes in cold water whenever possible. As much as 85 percent of the energy used to machine-wash clothes goes to heating the water. Also use a drying rack or clothesline to save the energy otherwise used during machine drying.
  • Ramp up your recycling! Be more cognizant of what you are throwing in the trash, make sorting bins if you don’t already have them. Take batteries, electronics and other “not-really-disposable” items to the proper disposal facilities.
Links & Resources
Some great sites and info on how to be green from personal style to worldwide green news 

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2 comments

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    I put a smaol amount of water in a plastic cup and quietly stood inn front
    of my dog, without saying a word.

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