Wondering how you can celebrate Mother Nature today? Here are some of our favorite ways to pay homage to our planet.
1. Calculate your ecological footprint
Visit http://www.earthday.org/footprint-calculator to calculate how many planets it takes to support your lifestyle. Once you know how much every little thing you do impacts the environment, you can start making changes in your daily routine to help preserve our planet.
2. Unplug from technology
Take a break from the Internet today and spend time with your family in the great outdoors. Go play around at your favorite park, take a bike ride through your neighborhood, or start a vegetable garden in your backyard.
3. Put on your walking shoes
Rather than contributing to the pollution problem, avoid driving your car around town and put on your comfiest pair of walking shoes. Taking a short walk down the block to the grocery store is an easy way to reduce pollution while also getting in your 30 minutes of daily exercise.
4. Start a recycling program
Whether it’s for your city or your home, starting a recycling program is an easy way to help take care of our planet. Create a recycling center in your garage with large bins labeled for plastic, metal, and glass.
5. Start a backyard compost
We can’t think of a better day than Earth Day 2014 to begin composting. Whether you decide to create an indoor compost bin or rely on the great outdoors, composting is a great way to reduce the amount of food you throw away while also helping the environment.
6. Celebrate the planet at the Earth Day Festival
If you live in the DFW Metroplex, attend the Earth Day Texas two-day festival on April 26th and 27th from 10 am until 6 pm at Fair Park. The festival is free to attend and will feature many educational, inspirational, and entertainment events for attendees to make better use of available resources, switch to eco-friendly products, and support a healthy environment.
7. Switch to eco-friendly cleaning products
In the spirit of spring cleaning, you can make the switch to green carpet cleaning solutions with the help of your friends at Cornerstone Chem-Dry. Our 100% natural carpet cleaning solution is proven to be tough on stains yet gentle on your carpet’s appearance.