Tuesday, April 28, 2015

* 4/20/15 Tips for a Better World

April is drawing to a close, and the end of Earth Month is in sight. But there is still a precious week and a half to go! There are plenty of things you can do, and they all start at the simplest. Try these 5 tips, and you won't regret it.

#1. That ordinary lightbulb still in your ceiling? Swap it for a compact florescent bulb and use %75 percent less energy. Impressive? Listen this--if every person changed their lightbulbs, it would be equivalent of taking 1 million cars of the street!

#2. Turn off your computer at night. The impact is large--and beneficial not only for the environment, but you! Save $14 a year by pushing a button.

#3. Try a vegetarian diet once a week--just cancel meat off the menu. The result? A healthier planet, and a healthier you. It takes 2,500 gallons of water just to produce 1 pound of beef. And get this, you will also be saving trees! For each hamburger that came from an animal raised on rainforest land, around 55 square feet of forest have been destroyed. I'll take the soup!

#4. In a year, the average American uses about 2,200 napkins, around 6 each day. If everyone only used one less napkin, more then 1 billion pounds of napkins can be saved from the landfill. Excuse me while I purchase a reusable handkerchief.

#5. Share this! This is the best and simplest out of all of these, because if you and the person you share it to follows at least 2 of these tips, the effects will be doubled. Spread the word!  Email this link to at least one person, and the environment will thank you! So will your budget.

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