Celebrate Earth Day With Our Top 5 Tips!
There are so many different ways to celebrate Earth Day and many of these ways are simple, smart choices we can make every day that not only benefit our planet but benefit us as well! Taking the small step such as turning off lights in room not in use, shopping with reusable grocery bags or getting involved in a community tree planting are great ways to make a big impact. Check out some of our tips for helping the environment while saving money too!
- Walk, bike or carpool: This doesn’t just apply to commuting to work! If you live close enough to your workplace, consider walking or biking one day out of the week. Another great option is getting a ride from a coworker to offset your carbon emissions. You can also do the same for other activities such as grocery shopping, going to the gym, running errands or meeting up with a friend for dinner. This not only saves you money, but you can exercise while helping the planet!
- Get a reusable water bottle: Cut back on bottled water usage by purchasing a reusable water bottle and fill it up at home and at your workplace! This reduces plastic waste and saves you money on purchasing water bottles! Plus there are so many fun designs to choose from to make it personal to your style.
- Conserve water: Consider installing a low flow shower head to reduce your water usage by 50-70%! Toilets also use a lot of water and any toilet manufactured before 1992 uses at least 3.5 per flush. While it can cost a few hundred dollars to replace your toilet, a newer more efficient unit will cut water usage by 60%, saving you even more money on your water bills!
- Support a conservation effort: If your love of the ocean is great, consider donating money to the coral reef conservation or symbolically adopting a sea turtle! Each of the proceeds directly benefit the animal or conservation of beaches and not only does this help the environment but it allows us to continue to enjoy the beautiful landscape of our beaches and the creatures that inhabit it!
- Go local: Check out your local farmer’s market that has fresh produce each week! This is a great way to know where your food is coming from and to also help cut down on the processing of these foods and distribution through trucks which are huge carbon emitters.