Making the most of Earth Day!
"A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people." Franklin D. Roosevelt
April 22nd marks the 44th anniversary of Earth Day, and we want to help you celebrate. Since we have but one planet, it is up to us to turn the tide of climate change. Below is a list of 14 ways YOU can make the most of Earth Day!
1) Plant a tree. A single tree can reduce carbon in the atmosphere by as many as 7,000lbs. NYC residents can even get one for FREE.
2) Drive less. Cars contribute more than 20% of carbon emissions in the U.S. If an electric car is out of your price range, think about public transit or riding a bike. Perhaps even working from home once or twice a week. If everyone worked from home one day per year, it would save 423,000 tons of carbon reaching the atmosphere.
3) Shop differently! DoGoodBuyUs features 100's of great products that are environmentally friendly and support causes that are saving the Earth. Check out New Forest Earth Journals.
4) Pledge a Billion Acts of Green with the Earth Day Network!
5) Eat locally grown food. With less distance to travel, you get fresher food, support the local economy, and reduce emissions. There is almost no reason not to!
6) Recycle! Probably one of the most overlooked and most impactful programs to reverse the course of climate change.
7) Inflate your tires.Keeping them at the proper pressure can save 300lbs of carbon emissions for every 10,000 miles.
8) Check out this easy carbon footprint calculator from the Nature Conservancy. What is your environmental impact?
9) Shop differently! DoGoodBuyUs features 100's of great products that are environmentally friendly and support causes that are saving the Earth. Check out this ID Case from ABAN.
10) Turn down the heat. Using smart thermostats can reduce your energy bill by $1,000 per year. Not to mention all the energy saved in the process.
11) Eat less beef. Really? Yes. Cattle raising contributes about 18% of carbon emissions. In the US alone, we eat the equivalent of 3 hamburgers a day. If we cut just one of those, it would be like taking 500,000 cars of the road.
12) Conserve water. It's the most valuable resource we have on the planet. It sustains life. We need to stop pretending there's an unlimited supply.
13) Take a #Globalselfie with Nasa!
14) Tell others. We often forget our power to influence others. SHARE with them some of the above and urge them to do their part. Everyone can make a difference.