Earth Day: 3 Easy Eco Tips

Househappy —  April 22, 2014 — Leave a comment

Today marks the 44th Anniversary of Earth Day, so we gathered a few quick eco tips, courtesy of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. As they say, “Environmental responsibility is everyone’s responsibility.” 

1. Save Energy. 

Leave your car at home twice a week and cut greenhouse gas emissions by 1,600 pounds per year.

If every American home replaced just one conventional light bulb with a compact fluorescent light bulb, we would save enough energy to light more than 3 million homes a year.

2. Conserve Water. 

A full bathtub uses 70 gallons of water, but taking a five-minute shower saves water by using 10 to 25 gallons.

The average washing machine uses 40.9 gallons of water per load; a high-efficiency washer that needs less than 28 gallons per load.

3. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

Be creative! Not everything needs to go into the recycling bin. Give cardboard tubes to pet hamsters or gerbils. Plant seeds in an egg carton. Make a flower pot out of a plastic ice cream tub. 

Source: epa.gov

 

 

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