22nd as Earth Day and the month of April as the Earth Month.
Always Keep in Mind The Four R'S – They are:
REUSE, REDUCE, REPAIR, AND RECYCLE:
You can "reuse" materials in their original form instead of throwing them away, or pass those materials to others who could use them. Remember, one man's trash is another man's treasure!
b) Stop buying bottled water instead carry your own water bottle.
c)Use cloth napkins instead of paper napkins so you can wash and use them again.
d) Carry travel mugs / washable cups to offices or restaurants .This helps reuse as well as is hygienic.
e) Use old Styrofoam containers for Crafts /Old T shirts to make a quilt, old jars as containers for household items like hairpins, clips, buttons, safety pins, nails, screws etc. This is called Repurposing.
f) Hold and participate in yard sales where you can find useful things you may require at a cheaper rate and you can get rid of unwanted things as well.
ii) Avoid buying disposable items (plates cups, pens, diapers, batteries, etc.) They only fill the landfill more.
iv) CONSERVE ENERGY: Some tips:
|On a more humorous note....LOL!|
b)Use natural daylight as much as possible
c)Replace your light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs
d) Don't open the refrigerator door more than you need to
e)Read books instead of watching TV or playing electronic games
f)Don't leave computers, TVs or other appliances on when not in use
a) Service your car to keep it at peak performance.
b) Go lightly on the gas pedal.
c)Keep your tires properly inflated.
d)Don't rev your engines.
e)Save fuel by car-pooling, walking or riding bicycles.
f) Combine errands and trips.
b) Whenever possible, use Internet to obtain (and pay) bills, news, catalogues, stock reports and other information that usually comes in a paper format.
c) Always use both sides of paper for writing.
d)Avoid unnecessary printing and opt for back to back documents.
a) Keep your neighborhood clean. Throw all litter in the designated trash boxes.
b) Change your car’s air filter regularly to avoid pollution.
c) Avoid spitting in public places
d)Avoid honking as far as possible
The next time something is broken we must try to repair it instead of replacing it with a new one. Bicycles (or other durable goods like washers, dryers, etc.) can be repaired rather than replaced when they break. New is not always better, nor it is always necessary. You'll be helping your environment as well as your pocketbook!
b)Make a compost pile with biodegradable garbage such as scraps from fruit and vegetables to use in the garden.
c)Recycle glass bottles and jars.
d)Learn to separate your trash.
e)Buy long life and concentrated items to save on packaging as well as product.
f)Recycle electronic items,batteries,etc Have an old cell phone? Visit www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com a program that uses money received from recycling cell phones to purchase calling cards that are sent to military troops overseas.
b)Become a gardener.
c)Eat and buy local products.
d)Plant a Tree
e)Use Organic Products
f) Use Natural Household Cleansers like lemon to neutralize odor, fight stubborn stains, ketchup to polish brass cookware, use alcohol to remove permanent marker stains on solid surfaces etc
g)Eat Healthy food particularly fruits and vegetables. Avoid all junk food.
h) Read labels for ingredients. Stay away from chemicals that harm our plant and animal life and poison our land.
i)Don't purchase Styrofoam. It contains polystyrene, which is the most difficult material to break down and is considered a hazardous waste.
j)Buy items in cardboard/ aluminum/steel/glass and plastic containers marked 1& 2.(These containers can be recycled more easily.)
Click below to hear this amazing song with catchy tune and meaningful lyrics:
MOTHER NATURE NEEDS US : http://youtu.be/0kLxAeyyom4 (Duration 3.47 mins)
Have a Wonderful week,
Take care, God bless,