Earth Day is on April 22. However, I truly believe that every day should be Earth Day. I have already written about it in many of my previous posts.
To guide you in undertaking simple things for our Earth, check out the ideas and links below. Fortunately, protecting the environment often results in money savings, too. See “How much your green habits really save” from Earth 911.
∞ packaging by buying in bulk. This means buying the largest size you can or buying from bulk bins and bring your own reusable container or bag.
∞ waste by bringing your own bags to the grocery store. See my post on “Reusable shopping bags = savings.”
∞ trash by making homemade whenever you can instead of buying store-bought items. See my post on “(More) Make your own…”
∞ electricity usage by installing compact fluorescents in your home. See my post on “Brighter savings.”
∞ water usage by making some small changes in your home. See my post on “Not just a drop in the bucket!”
∞ energy usage by purchasing energy-efficient appliances. See my post “Cash back for protecting Mother Earth.”
∞ energy usage through ways you prepare for Shabbos. See my post on “Saving money and energy on Shabbos.”
∞ books by swapping books you no longer want with others. See my post on “My favorite find – swapping books.”
∞ a plastic or stainless steel water bottle every day for work, day trips, your kids’ lunches.
∞ cloth napkins for meals. See my post on “Switch over your disposables.”
∞ your coffee filters and use dryer balls instead of dryer sheets. See my post on “Filter and fluff without waste.”
∞ everything you can! See my post on “Recycle, recycle, recycle” for how to get started or for resources on where to recycle various items.
∞ items in your home that you are done with by giving them away to others in need. See my posts “Declutter responsibly,” “Finding a home for used stuffed animals,” “Give your old shoes a new life,” and “Spring cleaning for a good cause.”
∞ old medications by disposing of them properly or taking them to places that can recycle them. See my post on “Recycle your unused medicines.”