Earth Day

With Earth Day right around corner we have some tips on how to start living a greener, more eco-friendly life. With everything from treating your body better to protecting the environment, these tips will help you get the best out of this holiday.

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Give Up Plastic and Paper Bags: Paper or plastic? Neither is a good option. Twelve million barrels of oil were used to make the 88.5 billion plastic bags used in the US last year, and about 14 million trees are cut down each year to produce paper bags. Purchase a few reusable shopping bags and keep them in your car for convenience on your next shopping trip.

Substitute Windex for Homemade Cleaners: Create a greener, cleaner home with all-natural, environmentally-friendly cleaners. Made from ingredients that can already be found in your pantry, homemade cleaners will save you money and lessen exposure to chemicals that are unhealthy for both you and the earth. Lemon is effective against most household germs while white vinegar cuts grease and removes odors and stains.

Drink More Water: Did you know that the earth is made up of 75% water and your body is made up of 70% water? This is no coincidence. Stay healthy this Earth Day with Mother Nature's original refreshment. 

Repurpose Something: Are you taking on a home renovation or sprucing up your living room while spring cleaning? Rather than knocking down another tree for a new coffee table, take that old one out of the trash and slap on a coat of paint and shiny hardware for that brand new look. A new handle goes a lot further than you would think!

Put a Stop to Excess Mail: Some of us spend hours ripping up our junk mail and throwing away unread magazines. Save some time and trees by opting-out for pre-screened credit card offers and cancel magazine and catalog subscriptions that you don’t read or that have digital editions.

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