10 Easy Ways to Save the Earth

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Happy Earth Day!

What is Earth Day?
Earth Day was created in 1970 in the US to spark a revolution against environmental abuse. Global warming is real and we’re part of the problem. Now, we need to become part of the solution.

Since the 70′s the Earth Day has spread all over the world and is celebrated in hundreads of cities world wide with special events. People all over the world know that there are problems we need to work on and this is our special day to look at the planet and see what needs changing. Read more at www.earthday.net.

10 Easy Ways You Can Do Every Day to Save the Earth

1. Don’t buy anything disposable.
Use lunch boxes instead of zip-lock bags. Use a sponge to wipe the kitchen counter – not paper towels. Take your coffee in a thermos, not in a paper cup.

2. Buy in bulk and not individually wrapped products.
Choose products with less packaging. Reduce mail – Don’t order catalogs, see the products online.

3. Reuse or recycle the packacing or boxes you get.
Jelly jars are great for storaging crayons. Egg cartons are great fire starters and perfect for kids’ crafts.

4. Buy less but better quality.
Buy better quality products, which will last longer.

5. Repair old items instead of just throwing away and buying a new one.
Call the manufacturers – most have repair services.

6. Recycle your old things, like clothing – donate it or sell it on yard sales or eBay.

7. Save water.
Only wash full loads of dishes or clothes. Sweep your driveway instead of hosing it. Don’t let the water run while brushing your teeth.

8. Save energy.
Get Energy Star rated appliances and light bulbs. Turn off the light/monitor/TV/etc. when you leave the room.

9. Choose lower emission vehicles and drive less.
Don’t keep the car running while waiting your kids in the school pick-up line, car pool with friends and make a shopping list to avoid many trips.

10. Buy organic.
Less pesticides and fertilizers. No antibiotics, growth hormones, and feed made from animal parts. Better for you, better for the Mother Earth.

Want to know what kind of footprint you are leaving? Do the three minute survey to get your Live Impact Score.

Read all of my easy ways to save earth.

About Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal is an international lifestyle expert with a mission to inspire people to live life to the fullest. She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks. Read Katja's full bio and connect with Katja on Twitter as @skimbaco or @katjapresnal. Katja is currently living her happily-ever-after in Sweden with her husband, and three children (whom were all born in different countries within three years). When not working she is cooking big family dinners, planning her next trip or skiing.

Comments

  1. these are good ways…this list can add to my campaign..thanks.

  2. Lisa Lou Hoo :

    I love the art work of the tree. Is it available for purchase through Avalisa?

    I really enjoyed this post and am posting 10 ways in which I am trying to save the earth on my blog today for Filch It Friday! I will be linking to this post and your blog if it is ok!?

  3. Good petition link, thank you!

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