Hello readers! Earth Day is upon us, and there are loads of great ways to give back to our planet today. From driving cleaner to eating vegetarian, little changes make a huge difference when it comes to helping the Earth.
Here are our top ten posts of ways you can give back to the environment this Earth Day.
If you don’t already own a bike, it’s time you did. Not only are they better for the environment than an automobile, but they are also a great way to improve your health and enjoy the outdoors. Unless you give in ice-laden land, a bike is a great investment to add years to the planet – and your life.
Read more in our article, How to Buy the Perfect Bike.
Mow it Right
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, gas-powered lawn mowers are responsible for 5% of air pollution, and various studies have compared lawn mower emissions to those of automobiles – the Union of Concerned Scientists contrasted one gas mower running for an hour with an equivalent in pollution as eight cars driving 55 mph for the same amount of time.
Read more in our article, Going Gas-Free When It Comes to Your Lawn.
Gift the Right Gifts
All of a sudden we’re remembering to buy one more thing here and two more things there… And suddenly, we’re feeling a little overwhelmed.
Read more in our article, 101+ Best Holiday Eco-Gift Ideas (good gifts for all-year round!)
Move Away from the Meat
Paul McCartney has recently launched Meat Free Monday, an environmental campaign to raise awareness of the impact of meat production and consumption has on climate change. Although eating meatless a few times a week to help the environment is old news, having a celebrity backing helping launch a worldwide initiative will, hopefully, fuel the fire a little more.
Read more in our article, Meat-Free Monday, Are You In?.
Get Those Weeds
Luckily, there are plenty of eco-friendly, natural ways to control weeds before they start to cause havoc in your garden.
Read more in our article, Killing Weeds the Natural Way.
Driving green doesn’t mean investing in a smaller, fuel-efficient car or opting for a hybrid. You can easily start driving green with what you already have. Here are six tips to help you get started.
Read more in our article, Six Ways to Drive a Little Greener.
Clean Your Home Naturally
Everyday ingredients can do double duty in cleaning your home. By utilizing foods found in the pantry, you not only help out the environment, but also your health and your wallet. Some of our favourite foods are perfect as natural cleansing products – and can double for dinner, too.
Read more in our article, Cleaning Aids Found in the Kitchen.
But I will tell you (and recent media will back me up on this) vegetarianism is one of the foremost things we can do to help the planet. I am not alone in saying that maintaining animals for food is causing more havoc on the planet than anything else. Our land, water, and air quality are all at increased risk with more and more animal-based consumption.
Read more in our article, Veganism and the Planet.
We sure love our music. iPods and MP3 players are quite constantly plugged into our ears. Unfortunately, they aren’t exactly made of 100% eco-friendly materials. But don’t worry – your earphones can be.
Read more in our article Eco-Friendly Earphones by Thinksound.
Get Away the Right Way
Looking for a place to stay for your next trip within Canada? The Hotel Association of Canada has developed a Green Key Eco-Rating Program that can give you advice on where you can sustainable stay on your next trip.
Read more in our article Find a Place to Stay with a Green Key Eco-Rating.