You Can Make A Difference
It’s Earth Day! You can contribute and show appreciation for our planet by following some Earth friendly tips:
You can plant an herb or vegetable garden! Or go big and plant some trees! More plants means more oxygen in the air for us to breathe. It’s also helpful to see that food doesn’t just appear at our local supermarket and it takes time to grow. It puts perspective on how much food goes to waste.
Switch some or all of your light bulbs to more energy efficient CFL’s. You can also invest in a solar panel or two. The best way however to save energy is to enjoy natural light for as long as possible.
Order some reusable bags. We all have tumbleweeds of plastic bags under the sink, and for what? With reusable bags, we can put that Katy Perry song out of business.
Use a reusable water bottle to cut down on plastic waste. One reusable water bottle keeps thousands out of our water systems and oceans.
If you don’t have to drive and the weather is nice, ride a bike or walk! You’ll get your exercise and our planet will thank you!
Save paper on bills and general purposes, you can go paperless online or purchase recycled paper!
You can make your own household cleaners, free from chemical and toxins.
In the summer and spring, line dry your laundry! Sure, you might get an occasional bug in there, but you’ll save a ton on energy.
Collect rain water to water your plants in the summer.
Buy from local produce markets and always check your thrift stores before buying something brand new. Most of the time you’ll find that the biggest treasures in life are used!
Cloth instead of paper towels and napkins. When did it start to make sense to spend money on something that we 100% throw away?
Re-purpose old glass jars as leftover containers or for bulk storage.
Go Green, Go Big
Let’s say you already contribute and abide by most of these things on the list, and you still feel like it’s not enough. For those who can never go green or recycle enough, there are a few things you can do to satisfy your green thumb. As a homeowner, you can make sure your home is also contributing to the planet. Your windows, siding, and doors could all be oozing energy.
New York Sash can stop out to do a free inspection on our products, along with give you a free demonstration and estimate on our Energy Star products. Education is an important part of the process at New York Sash, and we’re here to help! Stop by or schedule an appointment online today and this week, take advantage of our Earth Day Celebration – click here to see how you could get up to $500 Sash Cash for your project.