Protecting Mother Nature matters to everyone across the globe. It is a long-standing commitment that should not just be commemorated on Earth Day alone.
Every day, you should be focused on a set of ambitious goals whose realization should reduce our adverse impact on the environment. Everyone should work towards a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, a 30% reduction in total water intake, and a 50% reduction in overall waste by the end of the year.
So, how can you honor Earth Day every day? Here are a few tips:
Conserve Energy At Home
You don’t have to leave lights on and electronics running when not in use. Turning them off could save a significant amount of energy and ultimately help you save on your utility bills.
Additionally, you can also save energy by using a programmable thermostat and changing your air filter regularly. There are tens of small things you can do to conserve energy and minimize greenhouse gas emissions.
Follow The 3 R’s
One of the best ways to honor Earth Day every day is to find ways to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle the waste in your home or workplace. By doing this, you will save energy, money, and natural resources. You will also reduce the waste sent to landfills.
Your old, worn-out smartphones, refrigerators, washing machines, TVs, computers, and more can be recycled for free by stores, local governments, and manufacturers. Don’t keep them at home or send them to landfills. Recycle them and reduce pollution while saving natural resources.
Give Your Car a Break
The more cars on the road, the more carbon footprint in the environment. Whether you are running errands or commuting to work, you don’t have to use your car every day. You can walk, cycle, or use public transport. This way, you will save money, get more exercise, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Replace the Bulbs
If you are using the traditional incandescent bulbs, you need to change them as soon as now. LED and compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) cost more, but they help home, and business owners save money in the long run. They also last longer and consume 90% less energy.
Other things you can do to honor Earth Day all year round include buying local produce, bringing your own reusable bags to the store, buying reusable water bottles, turning off the tap when not needed, and reducing paper waste and junk mail. Don’t just wait for Earth Day every year to do this. Start now, and stay consistent!