10 Super Easy Earth Day Tips
You can do so, so much to ensure that our Earth remains a happy, wonderful place to live. Here are some simple tips to get you started on the road to a conscious, green living.
Let’s start simple.
Earth Day Tip #1
Turn off your lights, fans, air conditioners – anything electrical. Even your chargers are included in this!
Already doing that? Great! Now onto some things you already know – and have heard a million times.
Earth Day Tip #2
Joint commutes! Walk, bicycle, or grab a public transport. If you must, must take a cab or car — try to carpool with friends. You’re saving on a lot of fuel, and you’re reducing hundreds of tonnes of carbon dioxide in the air.
Earth Day Tip #3
Don’t buy plastic water bottles! Seriously. It’s not just harming our trees, it’s also harming birds, cows, dogs, and all the adorable little fishies in the ocean. Nemo and Dory are not happy with our plastic consumption.
Instead, carry around your own bottle — if a regular bottle is too heavy and bulky, opt for foldable ones that look like something like this. They’re reusable, lightweight, foldable, and hold upto 1L of water.
Already doing all of the above? Awesome. Now onto the advanced level. Don’t worry though, these tips are all incredibly easy.
Earth Day Tip #4
Reusable bags! Although most of us already use cloth/reusable bags when we’re out grocery shopping – let’s try to remember that groceries aren’t the only place you’re shopping at.
Get some cute foldable bags that easily fit in your purse or handbag, and carry them EVERYWHERE. Shopping for clothes, make-up, electronics, snacks and more is so much more fun when you know you’ve helped make the earth a little greener.
Earth Day Tip #5
Ensure your electronics – light bulbs, fans, air conditioners, heaters etc are energy saving. With so many options now available, it’s simply a matter of taking that first step, and changing out the brand.
Not the decision maker of your family? Well, it’s your job to convince your mom, dad, brother, husband, best friend, landlord, whoever. A little energy consumption everyday, is a lot of energy consumption in total.
Plus, this one is truly the easiest, because it doesn’t even require for you to do anything actively! It’s just happening on its own, a little bit at a time!
Earth Day Tip #6
Plant a tree every year. Some of the members of Team Krishkare like to go on their birthday – a little gift for the earth, a long-term gift to themselves.
All these tips got you rolling your eyes like, “Uh, I already do these, Krishkare.”? Well, we can turn it up. Here are some (kind of) advanced level tips.
Earth Day Tip #7
Get a green thumb, and grow your own food. Well, not exactly. Obviously, we’re not saying that you should grow your own spinach, and capsicums and onions.
But, you can grow your own tomatoes, lemons etc – if you have the space. If you live in a city with no gardening space (we’re looking at you, Mumbai City), do vertical gardens with basil, tulsi, coriander, chilies – anything you like. You get fresh leaves, and the earth gets a little more green.
Earth Day Tip #8
Switch out regular batteries for rechargeable ones. This might cost you a little more upfront, but now you won’t be buying a million batteries all the time, which will save you some money long term.
Plus, now you won’t ever have to use the TV to change the channel when your battery runs out – just recharge!
Earth Day Tip #9
Recycle when you can. Recycle whatever you can. If you can reuse it, even better.
Earth Day Tip #10
Use products that are sustainably sourced, preservative and chemical free. Less chemicals in our factories = less chemicals in our oceans = greener Earth!
And that’s that! Ten super easy ways to go a little green this Earth Day/the rest of year.
Remember, the Earth can only do so much on its own. It’s really our job to ensure that we’re trying our hardest to make it a little better place to live!