Happy Earth Day! Though April 22nd has become a celebration of Mother Earth, you should be paying extra attention to the Earth every day! You live on Earth. Your food comes from Earth. Everything you touch, use, and need, from your phone to your tennis shoes, comes from a natural resources. The air you breathe is provided by the plants that grow from the Earth. It’s the only planet we get! Read More
Today is Earth Day. We live in a beautiful world full of natural wonders that are being impacted by the choices of every individual. Every one of us chooses each day to either be part of the solution or part of the problem.
Did you ever hear the story about the little boy who tried to save the starfish? His attempts to save a beach full of starfish that washed ashore were rebuked by a skeptical passerby. “You might as well quit,” the man said, “there is no way you can make any sort of difference”. The boy didn’t even pause in what he was doing. “I can make a difference to this one, and this one, and this one.”
This story serves as a reminder that our individual efforts “no matter how small” can make a difference in the world. This Earth Day join more than 1 billion people in 190 countries who are taking action to make the world a cleaner, safer, environment. Read More
We all have a lot going on in our lives. Yet we all are a part of the big picture when it comes to the environmental issues. Everyday is Earth Day, and the focus on our environment is important everyday. To help you “get your green on,” here are a few easy ways to save money and be environmentally friendly at the same time:
Drink from the tap safely. Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour. Only 20% of plastic bottles make it to recycling plants. Bottled water is less regulated than city water and is costly when you consider an average family of four drinks approximately 367 gallons of water annually. Remember, either YOU are a water filter or you have one. Using a filtered water system eliminates the waste from plastic water bottles and reduces chlorine taste and odor, and other contaminants that can be found in your tap water. Read More
Schools all over the nation are teaching the value of conserving and planting trees, recycling, and conserving energy. Which is awesome, but sometimes adults don’t get all the information that the younger members of our family get. So here are a few links to help you educate yourself on your global footprint and the things you can do to help reduce it:
Here you can find GE’s Calculator that estimates savings with Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (or CFLs) – CFLs use up to 75% less energy than an incandescent bulb and last 10 times longer! GE’s Calculator estimates that if you replace just 6 traditional 60watt bulbs and 6 traditional 100watt bulbs, you’ll save about $100 per year, and nearly $600 over the life of the bulbs! Read More
Earth Day is fast approaching, April 22. Earth Day means something different to each of us. For some, Earth Day is a day of celebration for the things we enjoy like food and water. For some, Earth Day is a day of enlightenment, a day to reflect and reevaluate our daily activities and make small changes that are more earth friendly. For some, Earth Day is a day of community involvement – a day to join a roadside clean up group, a day to participate in a seminar on green living.
This year, celebrate Earth Day by turning off all of the lights in the house and using candles instead. Turn off the TV and read a book. Read More