Happy Earth Day.

Happy Earth Day!!!

I personally think Earth Day should be everyday but I don't make up the calendar so......

Here are 5 totally realistic, simple, things you can do EVERYDAY to celebrate and RESPECT our home and keep it healthy.

1. Reduce your water usage. This is so easy it should be illegal. Just turning the water off while brushing your teeth, cutting your shower down by 2 minutes, push the energy saver button on your dishwasher.... I know you hear it everyday but so many people don't do it because they think it does not matter. It does. I guarantee it.

2. Use reusable bags. They don't have to be dorky and rock the name of your local grocery store on them. There are tons of funky cool bags out there. Like these from The Container Store and these from Pier One or just head over to Etsy and buy some one of a kind handmade ones. And don't just use them for groceries. Use them at Target or take them to the mall with you.

3.) ONLINE BILL PAY. Don't be lazy you are already on the computer. If your excuse is it takes to long to set up than set up one account everyday or even one a week. Before you know it you will be paperless.

4.)Recycle. This is a no brainer. Just do it.

5.) Use compact fluorescent bulbs. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, if every U.S. household replaced just one regular incandescent light bulb with a compact fluorescent light bulb, it would prevent 90 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, the equivalent of taking 7.5 million cars off the road. On top of that, for every incandescent bulb you replace with an approved compact fluorescent light bulb, you will save consumers $30 in energy costs over the life of the bulb. How many lights do you have in your home? Uh huh...that's ALOT of green. Pun intended.

See simple. Its the small things that count. If we could just find enough people who cared.....

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