- Use less water by fixing your leaky toilet and dripping faucets. Turn off the water when you brush your teeth. Stop using bottled water and use water from the tap (almost all US water is safe to drink). Use a filter for your water if you must (I use a Brita).
- Stop driving everywhere! Use public transportation when you can, or ride your bike. Try walking instead, it's also good for you. If you live in the suburbs where that isn't feasible, then at least combine your trips to save gas. If you use a list and plan your trips you will also save time and money.
- Recycle everything you can and be thoughtful about what you buy. Some things are easier to recycle than others. Stop buying the stuff that ends up in the landfill because it is hard to recycle. Things like juice boxes and milk cartons come to mind. Read this and this.
- Compost your kitchen waste. Read how here.
- Change your light bulbs to the new LED lights.
- Turn off the lights when you leave the room. Unplug any unnecessary chargers or appliances.
- Make sure your home is energy efficient, when replacing appliances make sure they are Energy Star rated and approved. Get a programmable thermostat for your house and stop wasting money overheating or cooling your home when you are away.
- Have a home energy audit done, costs average around $500 for a professional inspection. Or check out this site instead and do your own.
- Maintain you car, simply keeping your tires inflated to the proper pressure will increase the fuel economy of your vehicle.
- Buy locally made food and products. It helps your local economy and cuts down on transportation costs and pollution.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Ten Ways To Help Save Mother Earth
It's Mother Earth Day on April 22nd. Below I have listed ten easy things to do to help save her.