Earth Day Activities To Honor The Planet

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Earth Day Activities Honor the Planet

Happy Earth Day, Everyone!

Each year an estimated 193 countries celebrate the extraordinary beauty of our planet on Earth Day – April 22. Although a growing number of individuals have established a long list of green habits that they practice each and every day, many people like to recognize the significance of 4/22 with fun Earth Day activities.

Here are a few Earth Day activities that you can do to honor our planet.

Plant A Garden

Whether you plant one tomato plant or a full-fledged vegetable or flower garden, your connection with the soil of our planet serves to remind you that you are linked to the earth. Remember to avoid pesticides to control insects and disease. Instead, use dish soap foam to control pests. Not only do vegetables, fruits, flowers and all green plants keep the air clean, but they can provide a delicious food source, smell good and add beauty to your world.

Donate To Charity / Buy Used

Use Earth Day to clean out your closets, drawers and cabinets and donate unwanted items to charity. And, instead of buying new items, buy something you need from consignment stores, second-hand shops, flea markets or places like Craigslist. Precious natural resources are saved whenever items are used more than once.

Eat A Plant Based Meal

You can help keep the earth healthy by eliminating meat from either just one meal or all meals on Earth Day.  That means you should eat a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner―avoiding beef, chicken, pork and other types of meat. Instead, load your plate with leafy green vegetables, like kale, spinach, collards, and Swiss chard, colorful fruits, whole grains, nuts, quinoa, almond or coconut milk, lentils, and pinto beans.

Pay Your Bills Online

To decrease the load of mail that you send and receive, take a few moments to pay your bills online. If you need a statement for tax purposes, you can usually download and print statements right from the website. By paying your bills online, you will stop the following:

  1. The receipt of unnecessary advertisements that are sent along with your bill
  2. Two envelopes – one for sending a payment and one to pay the bill
  3. The cost and paper for stamps
  4. The gas used by the post office to deliver the bill and payment

If you are you looking for other Earth Day activities to help you celebrate the day, visit GoodGreenHabits.com Archives to find many other ideas.

What are you doing to celebrate Earth Day?

How to Detect a Water Leak

How to Find a Water LeakEven small water leaks can waste a lot of water. So, one of the best things you can do to save water is to make sure your home does not have any water leaks. Read on to learn how to find a water leak in your home.

Shut Off Water

Turn off each and every water faucet and any other source of running water in your home.  Make sure to check the faucets inside and outside to be certain they are completely off.

Heads Up

Let everyone in your family know that you are checking for water leaks. Ask them to avoid using water for the next 30 minutes.

Use Your Water Meter

Then, turn off water at the street and check your usage at the meter.  Wait 30 minutes and check your usage at the meter again.  Eureka!  If your usage has changed at all, you have found a leak that is probably worth fixing.

Worth the Effort

The United States Environmental Protection Agency reports that a faucet that leaks a drop a second will waste over 3,000 gallons of water per year. If you learn how to detect a water leak in your home, and make it a habit to fix water leaks right away, you can keep from wasting an enormous amount of water.

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