April 22, 2010

Eco-Friendly Tips in Celebration of Earth Day

In 1970, U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment. "We must recognize that we're all part of a web of life around the world." I try to do my part in taking care of our world everyday, not just on April 22.

Eco-Friendly Habits I always try to do:

1. Shut off lights when not in the room.

2. Use a "lunch box" of some sort instead of brown paper bags.

3. Use plastic containers for sandwiches, chips, etc instead of disposable plastic baggies.

4. Turn the water off while brushing teeth or soaping hands.

5. Map out the route and run errands all in one trip to save gas.

6. Save extra napkins from drive-thru stops. Keep them in the car for spills.

7. When traveling, don't through recyclable items in the trash at a gas station. Save them for home if there's no recycle bins available.

8. Re-use plastic shopping bags. Use in small trash containers or bring back to the store to use again on your next shopping trip.

9. Check vehicle tire pressure - proper PSI saves gas.

10. Re-use the back side of paper that you've printed on, but don't need to keep.

Be sure to read my other posts with Eco-Friendly Tips, and tell me...

What are little things you do to in your daily life to keep green and help preserve our planet?

Happy Earth Day!

1 comment:

Kaira said...

Thanks for the post! It is great to know that others are celebrating earth day out there!