Every Single Day in April we will post a way to
Cure Mother Earth, leading to the #1 way for 2021!
Try Not to Waste Food.
-Did you know that food travels an average of 1,500 miles, and that Americans throw away between 40% to 50% of it? If food waste were a country, it would be third in the world after the US and China in terms of impact on global warming! Throwing away one burger wastes the same amount of water as a 90-minute shower. -healththeplanet.com
With more Americans Hungry, try donating food you do not need. Or cutting down on food purchases, don’t over buy. Try to buy locally grown vegetables and fruit. Be realistic about your lifestyle. If you don’t like to cook, or don’t have time, don’t buy loose ingredients.
Recycle Cardboard and Paper Regularly
-The more we shop online the more we must do our part to Cure Mother Earth. In the United States, 850 million tons of paper and cardboard are thrown away annually.
This equates to around 1 billion trees, a terrifyingly high number!
Plant a Tree
-Go out and purchase a young tree. Find a spot to place it in your yard. As the biggest plants on the planet, they give us oxygen, store carbon, stabilize the soil and give life to the world's wildlife. Plant your tree today!
Recycle various plastics!
-That laundry soap bottle and shampoo bottle you toss in the trash, yeah that's recyclable! Do your part today learn how to recycle these plastics.
After a quick rinse, check the bottom of the bottle for a triangle or other recycling symbol that indicates what type of other plastic category you can group the bottle into. Most will be plastics #1 and #2, which are commonly accepted by recyclers. Then simply put it out for curbside pickup or take it to your nearest recycling center.
Start your own Garden
-Choose to start your own garden today by planting fruit, vegetables, flowers etc. Just doing this is good for the environment.
Don’t send chemicals into our Waterways
-Choose non-toxic chemicals in the home and office like when washing your car. This can help reduce the amount of chemicals that enter the earth and our water.
Rethink Your Water Consumption
-Bottled water is convenient, but if you’re not recycling it is harmful to our environment! Around 90% of water bottles end up decomposing in landfills rather than being recycled. Recycle all bottles, and even cans. You receive money back, and that is good for your wallet!
Use Rechargeable Batteries!
-Stop throwing away batteries! Invest in rechargeable batteries because regular batteries are bad for the environment. Don't throw them away, properly dispose of them.
Take Shorter Showers!
-Shortening your shower time by just two minutes can save more than ten gallons of water! “If everyone saved just one gallon, it would be two times more water saved than is currently drawn daily from the Great Lakes.”
Don’t throw it away!
-One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. This is true, do not toss out items you are tired of. Instead sell them, donate them or give them away. This helps reduce your carbon footprint.
Run dishwashers only when full.
-Make sure to completely fill your dish washer before starting a load. This can save water, which is vital to our planet.
Do Errands in Batches & with Friends!
-Do all of your errands in a batch if you can. You can also take friends to do your errands together. This will save you time and will also reduce your fuel costs together!
Use Cruise Control!
-You paid for it, so you might as well use it when you can! Doing this will help to improve your mileage at least by 15%, which will save the environment, gasoline and your wallet!
Use Both Sides of Paper
-When using paper make sure you use both sides. You can also switch to writing notes on your computer, iPad or Tablet. American business waste 21 million tons of paper per year! P.s. make sure you recycle your paper.
Turn Your Lights Off!
-Turning off the lights when you leave a room can save energy and money. It can also help reduce carbon emissions and other harmful greenhouse gases.
Use less Napkins!
-Don’t waste napkins. If everyone in the U.S. used one less napkin a day, it could save a billion pounds of space in landfills, current figures show.
Turn the Water Off!
Turn off the water while brushing your teeth. This can save five gallons of water per day and if everyone did this it could save the equivalent of 1.5 billion gallons of water across the USA.
Buy Local Produce!
- When possible, buy your fruit and vegetables locally, like at your local market night, or family owned produce stores! This cuts down on pollution incurred by transporting goods long distance.
Get creative with Gift Wrapping
- Wrapping Paper, Bows etc are a waste to the environment... Reuse them as much as possible, including boxes or recycle what you can. Get creative with newspapers, maps, magazines etc.
Hang up those clothes!
-Hang dry your clothes outside to help the environment. Your clothes last longer, you save energy and money!
Use less Wipes!
-Did you know disposable wipes cause harm to our environment! Wipes, usually contain plastic fibers, and pose a danger to animals that mistake plastic bags and wipes for their natural jellyfish prey.
Get an Automatic Nozzle for your Garden Hose!
-Did you know that a standard garden hose uses 10 gallons per minute? So if you’re washing your car... that’s a lot of water. Using an automatic shutoff nozzle can save 70 gallons per car wash!
Maintain Your Vehicle
-Making sure your vehicle is maintained is important. If your vehicle’s engine is running correctly, filters changed, and tires filled it can reduce pollution.
P.s empty your trunk, extra weight in your car burns more Gas.
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Reuse Your Plastic Bag's
-Don’t forget your reusable plastic bags when you go grocery shopping. Using reusable bags can save the lives of more than a million seabirds and 100,000 marine animals every year.
Cancel those statements!
-Your bank statements can now be sent to you through email, which is easier to keep organized in a folder on your computer. Just don’t forget to back up your files! Try organizing your files by year and month to make it easier to find.
Don’t Do Half Loads!
-Wait to wash your clothes until you have a full load of laundry. You’ll be conserving more energy by using the washer less. You’ll also be saving water. An ENERGY STAR certified washer uses 14 gallons of water per load, while a standard washing machine uses 20 gallons of water per load.
Switch to E-Tickets!
-Switch to E-tickets from everything like, Airplane tickets, Movie Tickets, Event tickets and more. This is also super Convienient, you’ll always have your phone, and tickets with you. No more forgetting them at home!
Recycle your Old Phones!
-In the US, approximately 150 million cellphones are thrown out annually. Try to resell them, or there are many recycle companies that will pay for your old phone. You get cash and you get to help Cure Mother Earth.
Always Recycle Glass!
-Got a glass bottle? Make sure you collect and recycle all glass bottles. Glass produced from recycled glass reduces related air pollution by 20% and related water pollution by 50%.
Energy Efficient lights!
-Make sure that you are using energy efficient lightbulbs. These are easy to find at your local store, you can save $75 each year. ... Typically use about 25%-80% less energy
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