Simple Things You Can Do For Earth Day

On April 22nd, we will all come together and celebrate Earth Day.  On this day it is typical that you will see a lot of students from elementary to high school taking part in a project or task that will help with our environment.  This year, SmarTravel wanted to also give some helpful tips that anyone can do to help on Earth Day.

-Save energy and swap out your light bulbs!  Changing out your current light bulbs for compact florescent bulbs will help you use less energy and will also cut down on heat because these bulbs do not produce as much heat as your typical bulbs do. 

-Hang drying your clothes on a warm day!  Cutting back and not using your dryer to dry every piece of clothing you own, will help save on energy bills and will also give your clothes that fresh outdoor smell to them!

-Use a reusable water bottle.  Instead of going to the refrigerator and grabbing a new bottle every time you would like something to drink, take a reusable water bottle with you.  This will help cut down on plastic waste.

-Stop using plastic & paper grocery bags.  Reminding yourself to take your reusable grocery bags to the store with you will help cut down on plastic and paper waste.  If you constantly forget to take them with you, place a few in the trunk of your car for the next time you go to the store.

-Less paper, the better.  Going online and opting for your statements and bills to be through email or an electronic version will help cut down the amount of paper that a company uses and will save you from throwing it away once you receive it.

We hope these 5 simple things you can do for Earth Day will come in handy not only this month, but for the rest of the year!  Don’t forget every little bit helps! 

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