Happy Earth Day 2014!
My first experience with Earth Day was back in the late 80’s when my college Biology class took a trip to downtown Pittsburgh for the city’s Earth Day celebration.
The event was less than impressive to today’s standards, but very much ahead of its time. Honestly, I signed up for the trip, because it was a free chance to go to Pittsburgh.
The concern about saving our earth wasn’t as intense as it is now. In the late 80’s, green was just a color in the rainbow, not an environmental movement.
Today, I see life differently. Maybe it’s because I’m 20+ years into adulthood and I see the benefits, both environmentally and financially of being a good steward of our resources.
We are by no means perfect when it comes to being green. In fact I have slacked on some of my own tips that I’ve shared over the years. But I do try my best and want to make the earth a better place for my family and my community.
Easy Ways to Be Green Around Your Home
I started a backyard compost many years ago before we had kids. Now the compost is also a science lesson for my kids.
As we enter into the warmer (and drier) months, follow these 7 Tips to Conserve Water and Save Money.
Take a Low Heat Challenge in the colder months and a Low AC Challenge in the warmer months.
Did you know the dryer is one of the biggest electricity hogs? Hang your laundry outside and have the sun do all of the work and it’s FREE!
In the comments, let us know what you do around your home to protect our earth?