It is earth day tomorrow and if you are wondering that how you can do your part without taking too much time out of your regular day and without spending any money then you have come to the right place. We feel that each of us can use at least one of these tips irrespective of gender and lifestyle. If only 10% of world uses one tip then that will be 650 million people doing one of these things. And trust me that will be, in my daughter’s words, GINORMOUS impact:
TIPS FOR EARTH DAY
If it is a sunny day today where you live then may be dry your clothes outside in your patio/backyard instead of your electric dryer.
How about washing your clothes in washing machine with cold water, they say that if you wash your clothes in cold water it saves 50% of energy in one wash.
When you are rinsing the dishes to put them in dishwasher, try not to put the dishes in the dish washer simultaneously, rather rinse them and put them aside and when you are done rinsing all of them then put them in the dishwasher, this way we save on water.
If you use a lot of disposable dishes then try not to use them at all or use less of them. Try to eat in washable dishes.
When you go for groceries today try to carry a re-usable grocery bag(cloth) with you rather than bringing groceries in poly bags.
If you keep television running in the background just out of habit then try to see if you can switch it off for at least an hour and may be you will enjoy that peace and quiet.
Maybe use one less ziploc bag today. Carry your snack in a plastic box that can be washed and can be reused.
Maybe clean your car and it’s trunk to see if there is any extra stuff in your car that you drive with everyday. Every pound of extra weight causes it to use more gas.
If you have two cars then may be drive in the smaller one today that uses less gas.
Try to form a rideshare with a friend, family or neighbor if you can.
Try not to keep water running when you are brushing your teeth.
Try to shut your computer down when you are done with your work before going to bed.
Last but not the least try to unplug all the chargers (cell phone, computer, games etc. etc.) that are not in use before going to bed.
My dear friends, each one of us has the capability of initiating a change in the world. So let’s do our part in initiating that change today.
Sharing all or your favorite tip with your family and friends by copying and pasting it on your FB or Twitter status is second part of initiating that change.
Feel free to add more tips through the comments.
HAPPY EARTH DAY!!!!!
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