Today, more than one billion people in 192 countries are taking action in their communities and helping to show “The Face of Climate Change” (this year’s Earth Day theme). Looking for ways to contribute to Earth Day yourself? Here are some tips on how you can help protect our planet:
Take a Hike
Even though it’s home to only 5% of the world’s human population, the U.S. uses about 26% of the petroleum consumed worldwide. Walking is an environmentally efficient mode of transportation and is also a great form of exercise! For Earth Day, try walking to school, the store, or a friend’s house if you can! If it is too far to walk, consider riding your bike, taking public transportation or carpooling with a friend.
Reduce, Reuse, RECYCLE
Americans throw away 50 billion food and drink cans, 27 billion glass bottles and jars, and 65 million plastic and metal jar and can covers each year. More than 30% of our waste is packaging materials. Glass has been found in perfect condition after 4,000 years in the earth! To help keep from running out of space, we should reuse and recycle packaging whenever we can.
Save the Trees
Use both sides of paper when possible and clean up messes with sponges or washable cloths instead of paper towels.
When you are hand washing dishes, don’t let the water run while rinsing. Fill one sink with wash water and the other with rinse water. Water your lawn and garden in the morning or evening when temperatures are cooler to minimize evaporation. Don’t let the water run while you lather when you are washing your hands.
Sharing is Caring!
Share these tips with your friends and let us know how you are helping the Earth this week!
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