Planet Earth is home – keep it strong and healthy!
Today, April 22nd, is Earth Day! On this day, cities, businesses, and individuals roll out the green carpet for Mother Nature.
The human race hasn’t always taken care of the planet. In the past 50 years, we’ve consumed more natural resources than all the previous history combined. We’ve been burning so many fossil fuels to heat our homes, power our cars, and charge our all-important smartphones that there is now more carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere.
Put the green t-shirt down and, instead, opt to adopt some green and eco-friendly habits. Here are some ways to better the environment and celebrate Earth Day!
Don’t Drive (or Drive Less)
Cut down on your daily commutes by cycling to work or carpooling. Start to think twice before you get into the car. Do you really need to drive to the mall when you could take the bus?
Recycle: From cans to paper to electronic devices, recycling your waste is so easy these days! Make sure that your rubbish finds its way into the right recycling bin.
Buy Local: While you may think that buying pineapples during winter is a good idea, they’ve most likely come from somewhere foreign and has incredibly high air miles. Instead, buy local fruits, vegetables, meats, and cheeses.
Plant Your Food: In a world dominated by factory farms and fast food, growing your own food is kind to your wallet, waistline, and the planet.
Go Vegan: Have vegan and vegetarian days to cut down on your intake of meats and dairy products. Every day you live vegan, you’ll save 1,100 gallons of water, 45 pounds of grain, 30 square feet of forests, 20 lbs. of CO2, and the life of one animal. Not only does it benefit your health, but it helps to save the earth and animals!
Encourage Others: Every individual’s actions impact the earth. The more people who are kinder to the planet will benefit the environment. Spread the word of eco-kindness to your friends and family!
Going green can reduce your carbon footprint while increasing what’s in your wallet! To protect your financial future, contact Young Insurance for all of your home, auto, and life, and commercial auto insurance needs in Burbank, California!