They Made Saving the Earth Sound So Easy in Grade School! Happy Earth Day!
Earth Day was created in 1970...but I would've guessed the 1980's. Maybe that's when I first heard about it. I was in Elementary School and we were able to take home a real life tree to plant in our yard. Ya know...to help make more oxygen and take away the CO2.
But it never made it's way into the ground. I guess my parents thought we had enough trees to mow around and didn't need another.
Those formative times in my life is why I'm a big believer in recycling (even though I live in the country now and burn my trash). It's also why I'm so against littering. (even more so now that I live in the country and have to pick up Busch Light cans strewn up and down my ditches).
According to Hays Free Press / WTAE here are five easy things you can do that will help save the planet . . .
- 1. Turn the faucet off when you're brushing your teeth, washing your face, or shaving, to save water.
- 2. Speaking of water, you can help reduce the number of plastic water bottles that end up in our oceans and landfills by using reusable water bottles.
- 3. Also, look for leaks in your house. A leaky toilet can waste 200 gallons a day. Yes, per DAY. To detect a leak in your toilet, add food coloring to the tank water. If the colored water appears in the bowl, the toilet is leaking.
- 4. Take reusable shopping bags with you to the grocery store, Target, or even the mall, and skip the plastic bags as often as you can.
- 5. Walk or bike instead of driving. It helps cut CO2 emissions AND you'll get in some exercise.
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