Love your Mother (Earth)

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April 22, 2022 is Earth Day! Earth Day began in 1970 to spread awareness about the deterioration of the environment in the United States. Over 50 years later, there are still a lot of concerns over the changing climate and environment. Take a look at the following suggestions for how you can celebrate Earth Day and also carry out ideas through the rest of the year.


Energy - reduce energy consumption through the following quick tips:

  1. Turn off unnecessary lights, try using natural light instead

  2. Turn off the water when shaving or brushing your teeth

  3. Unplug electronics, lamps, or appliances when they are not in use

  4. Manage your thermostat - lower your temperature by two degrees in the winter and increase it by two degrees in the summer

  5. Wash clothes with cold water and hang them up to dry

  6. Walk or ride your bike instead of driving

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Sustainable Fashion - Instead of regularly buying new clothes, focus on extending the life of your current wardrobe, or purchase clothes second-hand from resale locations. You can learn more about some of the negative effects of fast fashion here.


Vegetarianism - Reduce your carbon footprint this Earth day by eating vegetarian or vegan food. A meatless diet is one of the best ways to decrease carbon emissions and environmental impact. Read more about the benefits of eating less meat here. Remember that any decrease in animal products can help to have a positive impact on the environment. You do not need to become a strict vegan or vegetarian to decrease your carbon footprint on the planet.


Measure your own carbon footprint with the help of to find out where you can make improvements to decrease your ecological impact.

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