What You Can Do to Celebrate
Plant a tree. Change a
light bulb. Drive less. Everyone can make a difference and everyone can do
Here are some ways you can
Walk this Way--Consolidate errands so you complete them all in one car journey or if
possible, ride a bike or walk to your destination.
See the Light--Switch from
traditional to energy-efficient, compact fluorescent light bulbs. Don't forget to turn off the lights when you leave a room. Use natural light if possible.
Offset your Carbon
Footprint--Visit AmericanForests.org to complete a short survey to tally your CO2 emissions and then donate
enough trees to offset your carbon footprint. It's so easy!
Clean Up Your Act--Use
nontoxic, concentrated cleaners. Try Get Clean™ the new natural line of
household cleaners from Shaklee that are safe for you, your home and your planet.
You can make an incredible difference by
switching from conventional brands to the Get Clean Starter Kit. You'll
eliminate 108 pounds of packaging waste from landfills, 248 pounds of
greenhouse gases and have the environmental equivalent of planting 10 trees!
To date, consumers who've
bought Get Clean Starter Kits have eliminated 4,247,248 pounds of greenhouse
gas emissions. Click here to learn more.
Remember the 3 Rs (Reduce,
Reuse and Recycle)--Reduce your consumption of natural resources by reusing and
recycling as much as possible. Consider the garbage can a last-resort option to
be used sparingly.
BYOB (Bring your own bag)--Whether
you're shopping at a grocery or department store, bring your own bag. There is enough
petroleum in 14 plastic bags to drive a car one mile. Keep it for the car by bringing
your own bag.
We spend an
enormous amount of time in our homes, which makes them the most important place
to start going green. Don't forget that our schools, daycares, offices, and
communities can all be more healthy, efficient, and environmentally friendly!
Maybe you know of others that would like to learn more about how they can make a
difference. To start, forward them this email. Encourage them to get involved
and contact me if they have any questions.
I also welcome the opportunity
to share the subject with organizations and businesses. Contact me directly to schedule speaking
Remember to Make Everyday Earth Day!