World Earth Day — What Is Your Act of Green?

The World Earth Day (or the April Earth Day) is the time to celebrate the progress made by mankind in the preservation of the planet and plan out better strategies for the betterment of the climate.

The World Earth Day is annually celebrated on April 22, a tradition that started on the same date in 1970.

What is your action of green this World Earth Day? Just share what you have done on green with us or tell us if  you have the  following actions to help the environment this World Earth Day. Together, Let ‘s make every day Earth Day.

Smart Shopping

  • “Buy what you need, not what you want”
  • Consider renting and borrowing things that are seldom needed
  • Buy used items from garage sales and second-hand stores

Simple Savers

  • Replace incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs
  • Use aerators on faucets and shower heads
  • Weatherstrip windows and doors

Transportation Alternatives

  • Walk, cycle, car pool and use public transportation
  • When driving, reduce idling and maintain correct tire pressure
  • Consider car sharing programs or renting

Food Choices

  • Choose local and organic foods that are in season, and support local food producers
  • Eat less meat

Washing and Drying

  • Wash full loads of clothes in cold water and hang to air dry

Heating and cooling

  • For summer air conditioning, set your thermostat to 24°C or 25°C
  • For winter heating, set your thermostat to 19°C or 20°C
  • Install ceiling fans and programmable thermostats

Close to Home

  • Vacation, travel and work as close to home as possible

Bathroom Basics

  • Take short showers instead of baths
  • Close water taps while brushing your teeth

Careful Cleaning

  • Choose natural, non-toxic cleaning products
  • Make simple, natural cleaners with ingredients like vinegar, baking soda and water

Don’t Discard

  • Donate, reuse and recycle items before throwing them into the trash
  • Harmful materials like chemicals, batteries, electronics, etc. should be taken to local hazardous waste depots or recyclers

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