How To Celebrate Earth Day

If you think saving the environment requires a herculean effort, these tips will have you going green with the greatest of ease.

Instructions

  • TIP: Invite a friend to come along and get twice as much done.
  • Step 1: Plan the day's meals around locally produced or organic products.
  • Step 2: Turn off all of your household electrical devices and get outside, even for an hour.
  • FACT: Did you know? The five warmest years on record have all come after 1998.
  • Step 3: Pick up trash near a lake, stream, or street in your neighborhood, or adopt a section of highway.
  • Step 4: Recycle old household chemicals and paint cans.
  • TIP: Install a community garden with the help of the whole neighborhood and get reacquainted with your neighbors at the same time.
  • Step 5: Take old clothes and household items that you don't use anymore to a local charity. Have children do the same with their old toys.
  • Step 6: Save energy by not driving your car or using gas-powered lawnmowers or yard equipment. Walk or ride a bike to complete your errands.
  • Step 7: Plant a vegetable garden or a tree and then help a neighbor do the same.

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