We may celebrate Earth Day only once a year, but you can support and protect the environment every day - and, it’s easy to do so! This Wednesday, April 22, marks the yearly celebration that leaves many wondering how they can incorporate eco-friendly behaviors into their daily routines.
How often do we have electronics that we just throw in the trash? We all have that TV that stops working and needs replaced or the holiday lights that just will not stay lit. So we toss them in the garbage and go to the store for a replacement. You may not have realized it, but these items can actually be recycled! You can search online to find a location near you that will ensure that these are disposed of in an eco-friendly way. Simple enough, right?
I know what some of you may be thinking. Sure that’s a great tip for those occasions, but you don’t throw out electronics everyday. What else can you do daily to help? Whether you live in a house or an apartment, you can support the environment. If you are looking for a place to start, these are some ways you can get involved.
Did you know that those Styrofoam boxes from restaurants are not actually recyclable? Next time you go out for a meal, come prepared with your own box for leftovers. It’s simple and effective! For those of you with a green thumb, try your hand at a garden and grow your own foods. Even if you don’t have the yard space, you can create a container garden that will still provide delicious food while helping support the environment. Planting native wildflowers at home can also be very beneficial! Incorporating these plants that occur in the wild helps the ecosystem maintain its natural state. These are just a few ideas to kick start your eco-friendly lifestyle, but the possibilities are endless.
And if you’re looking for a FUN way to celebrate Earth Day, check out “Party for the Planet” this Saturday, April 25 at the Zoo! Learn more here: http://bit.ly/1D6lilX