Five ways to celebrate Earth Day

We’ve all heard the usuals…turn off the lights when leaving a room, change your lightbulbs to CFLs, etc. I’m encouraging you to try some of these things this Earth Day, which is Friday, if you’ve forgotten.

  1. Switch to green household cleaners. Not only is it better for the environment, it’s better for your health, too.
  2. Use cloth napkins instead of paper ones. You’ll feel like you’re having a fancy meal every night of the week! Plus, you’ll save on all of that paper going to the landfill.
  3. Instead of throwing things out, see where you can donate, reuse or recycle them. Check with your local waste management company’s website to learn more.
  4. Dispose of hazardous waste products properly, like batteries. Our local Batteries Plus takes our dead non-rechargeables and disposes them for us for free. We just collect them and bring in a batch once in awhile.
  5. Request online bank and billing statements. It’s amazing how much paper mail we all get. When my husband and I switched to online bank and billing statements as they became available, we’re saving a lot of time filing, organizing and then shredding all that paper.

 Happy Earth Day!