MAKE IT EARTH DAY EVERY DAY

By Joanne Mulhall

April 21, 2016

Core Wellness Solutions

Posted In: Community, Education, White Rock


Earth Day was created in 1990 in order to create awareness about the environment. We all must do our part to reduce, in every way that we can, our daily impact on the earth. Waste production, the use of toxic substances and the over-consumption of our precious resources are serious issues facing us and our planet. Each individual can make a difference by incorporating the message of Earth Day into your daily life. Here are some ideas to get you started, or add to the activities that you already do:

· BUY FOOD IN BULK
· USE CLOTH SHOPPING BAGS
· RECYCLE ALL POSSIBLE MATERIALS
· BUY ORGANIC FOOD
· BUY ORGANIC COTTON AND OTHER FABRICS
· USE PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS THAT ARE FREE OF CHEMICAL AND POTENTIALLY TOXIC INGREDIENTS.
· COMPOST FRUIT AND VEGETABLE SCRAPS
· COMMIT TO NOT USING ANY CHEMICALS ON YOUR LAWN OR GARDEN
· USE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY CLEANERS
· INVEST IN APPLIANCES THAT ARE ENERGY SAVER CERTIFIED
· HANG CLOTHES OUT TO DRY
· WALK OR RIDE YOUR BIKE (think of all that exercise!)
· TURN THE WATER OFF WHEN BRUSHING YOUR TEETH
· FIX LEAKY FAUCETS
· USE SOAKER HOSES IN YOUR GARDEN AND ON YOUR LAWN
· BUY A RAIN BARREL
· REGIFT OR DONATE TO CHARITY ITEMS YOU NO LONGER WANT OR USE
· USE NATURAL MEDICINES AND REMEDIES INSTEAD OF CHEMICAL BASED PHARMACEUTICALS
· SHOP AT VINTAGE AND USED CLOTHING STORES, SECOND HAND HOUSEHOLD SHOPS, GARAGE SALES OR FLEA MARKETS.
· CARPOOL OR USE PUBLIC TRANSIT
· IF YOU ARE REDECORATING OR REMODELING, CONSIDER USING ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY MATERIALS; BAMBOO OR CORK FLOORING, WOOL RUGS, NATURAL FABRICS, ETC.
· HAVE LOTS OF OXYGEN PRODUCING PLANTS IN YOUR HOME.

THINK GLOBALLY ACT LOCALLY!
TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Check out these websites for great information:
· www.earthday.ca
· www.davidsuzuki.org
· www.planetfriendly.net