Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day Reduce Reuse Recycle

Happy Earth Day ! The words to adopt for today are Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.

How can we start living more eco friendly greener lives to reduce our eco-footprint?

There are many ways we can start living greener immediately and start saving in our wallets too.

1.) Reduce the amount of trash you throw away each week. Buy things that do not have as much plastic and cardboard box wrappings.
2.) When packing lunch use a reusable container. Do the same with water.
3.) Do not waste energy. Unplug appliances that are not in use. Items plugged into the wall that are not in use still use electricity.
4.) Buy recycled items. We have so much surplus in our country that many people use their clothing, bags, and other household items only once or twice before consigning the items to sell or donating to Goodwill. Buy pre owned items as a way to recycle and reuse. It is also less costly and you can find some great items too.
5.) Stop wasting our most precious resources like water. Turn off the water when loading your dishwasher unless you are rinsing the dishes. Shower in less than 5 minutes. Reduce the amount of days you water your lawn.
6.) When buying disposable plates or forks try to buy items made of compostable materials.

There are many ideas for helping protect our earth's natural resources. Start thinking about your eco footprint and how you can make a change to go greener in your life today.

1 comment:

  1. I like those bags...where do I get one?