Earth Day is the perfect time to put in a little extra effort to help the earth out. This year, try out one of these 10 easy ways to contribute to the earth. Each of these activities will not only enhance the quality of the environment, but it will also enhance the quality of your life.
The easiest way to be more green is to recycle. Recycle cans, paper, cardboard, scrap metal and even cooking oil. You can go the extra mile by recycling items you no longer use by donating them to a local thrift shop or Goodwill Store.
2. Get There Under People Power
Another easy way to contribute to the health of the planet is to use a form of transportation that is powered by you. Walk, bike or ride a skateboard to where you need to go.
3. Turn Off the Lights
Electricity requires a lot of resources to be expended. Save energy and help protect the planet by turning off lights in rooms you are not using. Save energy and money.
4. Plant a Garden
Gardening is a fruitful way to save money and improve the quality of the earth. Plants filter the air, they reduce carbon dioxide levels and they produce oxygen.
5. Start a Compost Pile
Instead of throwing away food scraps and organic materials, compost them. Add value and nutrients to your landscaping.
6. Eat Locally Grown Foods
Select food items that are grown locally. This cuts down on the pollutants and energy related to transporting food items long distances.
7. Make Reusable Shopping Bags
Use old clothing and fabric scraps to make reusable shopping bags.
8. Insulate Your Home
Add insulation to your home and save on energy year round.
9. Have an Energy Study of Your Home
Have your local utility company conduct a free energy study of your home. This will help you to identify where you energy leaks are and what you can do to fix them.
10. Create an Indoor Jungle
Add plants to your interior design. This will keep your indoor air clean and it will provide you with fresh oxygen.