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5 Ways To Live Green This Earth Day (And Every Day)

Picture representing Earth Day.

What’s better than Christmas and Thanksgiving combined? That’s obvious … Earth Day!

For real, Earth Day is an awesome start to making the planet a better place, but living green is a great thing you can do every day of the year. Here are a few ways to make it happen…

1) Start a compost

Many things are thrown away that could be given back to nature. There’s a lot to know about composting at home, but the basic idea is that your compost pile could be used to enrich the soil and help plants grow. Mama Earth feeds you, maybe cook for her every once in a while!

2) Dig those gardens

Whether it’s growing your own vegetables or planting trees and flowers, having a green thumb can be fun and help the environment. Home-grown fruit and vegetables help save the number of toxic chemicals you put into your system and the planet.

Planting trees helps filter the oxygen and lets us breathe easier. And flowers? Well, they do a lot of great things, but they’re also just pretty. Do you hate pretty? We didn’t think so.

3) Conserve energy at home

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions can be done by using less electricity. Changing to LED and CFL light bulbs is a great start, but you can also reduce overall energy usage by using less hot water and keeping the thermostat lower.

4) Use less fossil fuel

It’s old information now, but still important to mention: Automobiles cause pollution and negatively impact the environment. The less fossil fuel we burn, the better. Some great ways to make a difference include carpooling, walking, pogo sticks, riding a bike and using public transportation.

5) And of course, recycle!

I mean, you knew this was coming. It’s right in our name! Recycling appliances, electronics and furniture gets junk out of your space and keeps Mama Earth feeling good. And who doesn’t love feeling good?

Bonus Tips

1) Reuse is the best form of recycling. For example, old newspapers can be used for packing material or to clean windows before they get recycled. Some items just don’t meet the grade to be hand-me-downs, though. Like a stained mattress … Gross. Might as well recycle that one right away!

2) Using a reusable drinking bottle is much better than using plastic water bottles every day. There are a lot of environmental benefits to using refillable bottles and think how much money you could save!

3) Living a paperless/receipt-less lifestyle. People make purchases on a weekly, even daily basis. Offices constantly print out reports and other documents instead of using digital copies. Going paperless can be a great way to start living green.

About Our Recycling Services

We really dig recycling. We like it so much, in fact, that if you don’t have time to drop off at our warehouse in Burnsville, we’ll gladly come to you. Our fleet of trucks runs routes across the Twin Cities every week, making both in-home and curbside pickups.

For any questions, feel free to call us directly at 952-894-1448. To request a pickup, fill out the form below and we’ll handle the rest.