Green Day is a great reminder that there are many ways people can have a positive impact on the planet. But being more eco-conscious can go beyond just one day. Try these easy and earth-friendly tips in your daily life to help take good care of your family, home and planet.
Trade Transportation. According to http://www.epa.gov, leaving your car at home just two days a week can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 1,600 pounds per year. So, try public transportation if you can. Carpool, walk or bike to work – and get the kids in on the act, too. Some schools sponsor “Walk to School” days to help cut emissions and get kids more physically active.
Clean Green. You don’t need harsh chemical cleaners to take care of household cleaning. Natural products like Baking Soda can tackle many of your everyday chores. Church & Dwight Co., Inc, the maker of Arm & Hammer was the first corporate sponsor of the original Earth Day in 1970 and even though the initial celebration was over forty years ago, Baking Soda is still as safe and natural as it was back then. Arm & Hammer Baking Soda can be used to scrub away build-up on the grill, freshen the carpet, and can even take on patio furniture cleaning and pool care, too. You can also keep recycling bins deodorized with a regular sprinkling of Baking Soda.
E-Cycle. If you have electronics that you no longer use, many of them can be recycled. Recycling old computers, DVD players and other electronics helps save natural resources, and reduces land, air and water pollution due to hazardous substances such as lead and chromium.
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