To celebrate Earth Day, we wanted to provide a list of what we think, are great ways we can all
server and conserve!
You may not even realize it, but while you are busy making your home “spick and span” you could also be polluting it with toxic chemicals. Choosing nontoxic, natural cleaning products, are proven to be effective while preventing long term damage to the Earth and your home. Cleaning products that contain chlorine or petroleum distillates expose your family to toxins and then end up in the ecosystem.
Cleaning products that will make your home environmentally friendly:
Eco Dryer Balls
Reuseable water bottle
Reusable Totes and Grocery Bags
If people in the U.S. would occasionally ride a bike for a short errand instead of driving a car, over 70 million gallons of fuel could be saved each year!
For short errands, take a hike.. There are so many great parks in Montgomery County, there is no excuse not to enjoy!
Trees absorb air pollutants, offer shade that can reduce cooling costs, provide habitat and food for wildlife, and slow stormwater run-off. Global warming is caused by a buildup of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, which traps heat on the planet. But trees have the ability to suck up carbon dioxide, which is why the Amazon and other forests are so important.
American residents use about 100 gallons of water per day.
Turn off the Faucet! The average faucet flows at a rate of 2 gallons per minute. You can save up to four gallons of water every morning by turning off the faucet while you brush your teeth.
A leak from a hot water source wastes both water and fossil fuel, creating more greenhouse gasses. Most repairs to plumbing fixtures pay for themselves within just a year. Fix it!
Limit the consumption of Bottled water.
Bottled water consumes huge amounts of fossil fuels to produce and transport, and most of those recyclable water bottles end up in landfills. Get yourself a refillable water bottle to carry with you. You’ll save money on the cost of all those water bottles, too!
Start buying local
Locally grown food is easier on the environment. You’re also supporting local farmers, and they’ll thank you for it! Montgomery County a few great local farmer’s markets that you don’t want to miss!
Choose Both Sides
Every year, pulp mills release over one trillion gallons of chlorine-tainted water as part of the paper making process. Using the other side of the paper can cut that pollution almost in half! And choose recycled paper—especially processed-chlorine-free recycled paper.
Bills come in many forms — mostly on paper. But many bill-paying services offer an option to pay online. Make a point to go paperless.
700 million gallons of gasoline are wasted by Americans each year just because tires aren’t properly inflated. Millions more are wasted because our vehicles aren’t properly tuned up… Keep your machine running GREEN You’ll save money and reduce emissions!