Earth Day is April 22nd – how are you celebrating? Continue reading for six simple ways you can make a difference!
Recycle and Reuse. This is the easiest and most impactful way to celebrate this special day. Take a look at your small habits and determine whether or not you are promoting a “recycle and reuse” lifestyle. Cut out items like plastic water bottles and paper towels, and replace them with reusable water containers and dish cloths! Click here for a simple list of what can and cannot be recycled.
Get Planting. Today is the day to create your own garden. You’ll not only be decreasing carbon emissions that are involved in getting your food to the plate, but you’ll also be able to enjoy fresh, organic produce while saving some money! If you would prefer to start out slow or if you have limited yard space, start by planting fresh herbs and small greens in a bucket.
Make your yard an oasis for birds and other creatures. You can put a bird feeder, install birdhouses, a bird bath, and more. Make it comfortable for them, and they are likely to stick around!
Use Earth-Friendly Cleaning Products. It’s easy to use cleaning products full of chemicals without giving it any thought, so try to be really conscious about what you are using to clean your home. These chemicals are not only harmful to the environment – but they can harm pets! Click here for a list of natural cleaning recipes that promote budget-friendly, non-toxic home care!
Sign-up for e-Statements. Instead of waiting for the post office to deliver your monthly statements, select to have them delivered to you online. It’s safer, faster, more convenient, and reduces the use of paper – so it’s environmentally friendly! To sign up for e-Statements, you must go through NetTeller™, SeaComm’s online solution. When you have signed in, select e-Statements on the top banner and follow the online instructions to enroll. If you have any questions, call us at (800) 764-0566!
Encourage others to do the same. Talk with friends and family about how you are making a difference in preserving the environment – and encourage them to follow suit!