4/15/09

5 Simple Things To Do To Celebrate Earth Day Everyday!

Earth Day is April 22 and the perfect time to start making those little changes in your lifestyle to be more environmentally friendly. We've compiled a list of five simple things that you can easily incorporate into your daily lives in order to go green and help save the Earth!

[1] Turn off the water when you are brushing your teeth. Doing this will save almost 9 gallons of water each time your brush your teeth!

[2] Bring your own reusable bags whenever you go shopping. Eliminating plastic bags, will save over 14 million trees and cut the use of oil by 12 million barrels! TIP: Keep your reusable bags in the car, that way you will always have them when you go shopping. Another great idea is to buy a larger, really cute bag to hold all of your other reusable bags. That way you've got them all conveniently together.

[3] Ditch the bottled water and fill your bottle with filtered tap water. Each year Americans use over 50 BILLION plastic water bottles. The recycling rate for plastic in the United States is only about 23%. This means that over 38 BILLION plastic water bottles are wasted and end up in landfills each year and can take up to 1,000 years to biodegrade. And remember, bottled water isn't necessarily cleaner or healthier for you so be responsible.


[4]
Check to see that your car tires are properly inflated. Proper air pressure results in better gas mileage and less fuel consumption results in less carbon dioxide being emitted into the atmosphere.

[5] Purchase organic-cotton t-shirts. Next to corn, cotton is the second-most chemically sprayed crop in America.

useLESS Organic T-Shirt
by The Spotted Olive
The all-organic cotton classic t-shirt. 100% organic fine jersey cotton, combed for comfort. Flattering, stylish fit on virtually any body type. Made in the USA by American Apparel.

Go Green Orange Flower Tote Bag above by The Spotted Olive. Purchase for $17.99 here.

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