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5 Tips: How to Protect the Earth

Happy Earth Day Buds! We all have a role to play in making the world safer, healthier and greener. Here’s 5 ways you can help make the world more sustainable this Earth Day! Tip #1: Conserve Water The average American Family wastes 9,600 gallons of water each year! So try to cut down on your water consumption by doing things like…

  • Taking shorter showers

  • Turn water off when brushing teeth or scrubbing dishes

  • Only use your dishwasher for FULL loads

  • Switch to a water-conserving shower head

Tip #2: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle The average American wastes 1,609 pounds of garbage every year, and over 91% of plastic hasn’t been recycled! Reduce your waste, buy more reusable products, and learn how to properly recycle products. Try…

  • Avoid plastic bags, use canvas and cloth bags for shopping

  • Know what can be recycled, check your local city guidelines

  • Keep a blue recycle bin handy

Tip #3: Plant a Tree Each year the United States plants over 1 billion Trees. Trees provide a lot of benefits, so get involved and plant a bud! Trees provide us…

  • Oxygen that we need to breathe

  • Protection from erosion

  • Protection from waterway pollution

Tip #4: Volunteer and Get Involved Over 1 billion people participate in Earth Day activities each year, so do you part and make a mark in our environment! Here are a couple local things to do in Atlanta for Earth day…

  • Atlanta Green Market Fair:

  • Saturday, April 23, from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. : @ Ponce City Market

  • Decatur Earth Day Festival

  • Saturday, April 23, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. : @ Decatur Recreation Center

Tip #5: Educate Yourself The most important way to make a difference in the world is learning how to do so. Educate yourself about the local resources available to you, and spread information to your friends and family. It takes all of us, so let’s work together to make the world a safer, healthier, greener and better place!


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