The forecast for the 46th annual Earth Day calls for a mix of sun and cloud, with a dusting of sustainability. It may sound cliché but protecting the earth is our responsibility. And as such, we must treat it with respect and work our hardest to keep it healthy so it can be enjoyed by us and future generations to come.
Taking care of the planet isn’t hard. All you need to do is start small and work your way up because trust us – even little things can have big impacts. This Earth Day, make a commitment to living life more sustainably by trying these simple tips that make our earth a greener place. We promise you’ll notice a difference in your quality of life (as well as the savings in your pocket!).
Compost – Whoever told you that it’s easy to turn organic kitchen waste into nutrient rich soil wasn’t talking garbage. Install a compost bin to collect your organic waste and in a few months, you will have sustainable nutrient-rich soil for your garden. Not only will your banana peel not end up in a landfill, but you’ll also save some cash by not having to buy fertilizer – and hopefully you’ll have some fresh veggies to show for it too!
Shine a different light – If your home is still equipped with old-timey incandescent light bulbs, you might be burning through your hard earned cash (and a lot of energy). Compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs not only last longer but burn brighter using less energy too. A 14 watt bulb projects the same amount of light as a 65 watt incandescent bulb, which over time, saves you lots on your energy bill. And don’t forget—burnt out CFL bulbs don’t belong in the trash, take them to a local drop location.
Choose to embrace these five simple tips to living life more sustainably and be the cause… to a positive effect.