This Earth Day, April 22, 2009 will be the 39th celebration of green living and will be the beginning of The Green Generation Campaign™ to get billions to celebrate Earth Day not just on April 22, but every day. Their three core goals focus on finding renewable energy, responsible and sustainable consumption and the creation of millions of jobs.
How will they accomplish their goals and what does this mean for you? It means by starting now, becoming educated about living green and doing your part, even a little at a time, we can all save money, stop using so much valuable land for trash, and learn to use alternative energy sources that are safer for the environment and may be less expensive.
Going green can ultimately use less energy, is less toxic, and often products are made from recycled materials which can continue to be recycled and reduce landfill space around the world. Green products may cost more up front, but are typically better for our health which can reduce our medical costs, they are proven to reduce our energy costs, and are often made from materials that reduce landfill waste, saving you money on the rising cost of trash pickup and land. That said, it pays to find ways to go green and set a good example for others while feeling good knowing you are doing your part. Here are a few ways to get started:
- Use the recycling bins from your trash removal service for all recycleable goods
- Buy energy star compliant electronics and appliances
- Replace light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs (not currently for use with a dimmer switch)
- Buy recycled paper products, rechargeable batteries, refillable pens, toner cartridges, and inks
Join the masses in big cities and small towns to celebrate Earth day 2009 this week. Enjoy some time outdoors with your friends and family and discover the many easy ways you can reduce, reuse, and recycle in your home, office, yard, while shopping and traveling. Start today and you can make the world a better place for all of us and generations to come.