Every day is Earth Day for us at bUnited. But as the annual event rolls around again this April, it got us thinking: What are our some easy changes we can start today to do good for the planet, and ourselves?

Here are Top 10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day, Everyday: 

1. Eat clean

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Try eating foods that are sourced locally, preferably organic and fair-trade. Not only are you supporting your local economy, but you’re getting more nutrients by eating seasonal foods, and doing good for the environment by helping maintain the green space in your area.

 

2. Spring clean

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Let go of the clothes you’ve been holding onto and give your closet a good cleaning. It feels good, and donating old clothing to charity will be reused by people who need it most and keep them out of landfills. It’s also a great reminder that we need less things to be happy… 

 

3. Realize bottled water is out

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Bottled water means garbage. Not only is it no better than tap water, it produces up to 1.5 million tons of plastic waste each year! Carry your own reusable bottle wherever you go – you’ll be saving money, and the planet! If Matt Damon does it… 

 

4. Ditch the car

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Even your quickest commute impacts the air we breathe. Gasoline turns into CO2, making our air polluted. Your 25 minute round-trip puts 19lbs (8.6kg) of gas emissions into the air. Move around without driving your car – take public transport, walk, or dust off the old bike!

5. Be more Italian

Italian-food-best-coffeeNext time you get a coffee, take the time to sit and enjoy it where you are! By grabbing your coffee “for here”, you’ll be wasting less paper and taking a nice pause in your day.

 

6. Get crafty

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There’s a reason Pinterest is awesome. Find one of the million ways to reuse plastic containers, paper and glass. Mason jars are so in right now.

 

7. Switch to online banking

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If Americans switched to online banking, 19 million trees could be saved every year. Now’s a great time to start viewing your statements and paying bills online instead of through the mail. Those 15 minutes you take today will benefit the planet for years to come! Welcome to the 21st century.

 

8. Power down

12994582_10156731386030317_6106645940027258585_nSwitch off the TV and enjoy nature. Go for a hike, take a stroll in your neighborhood, but most importantly, turn off the lights at home when you leave! You’ll be healthier and happier for it too.

But if you can’t avoid the computer today…

 

9. Be a Part of the World’s Largest Environmental Movement

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It just takes a moment to Sign up Online to Join the Earth day Movement.

 

10. Join the Consumer Revolution

There’s a great way to make the planet a better place – and that’s by making a difference, while doing the things you do anyway. From saving the rainforest, to planting trees and donating clean water, you can do a world of good right from your couch. Join bUnited today

Happy Earth Day!

 

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