Top Ten Actions on Earth Day

All these are standard actions mentioned by Earh day Canada group. They have started the Earth Hour from Year 1970. I liked to collect and spread these actions on blogosphere.

So, Promise yourself to follow few of them.

  1. Smart Shopping
    • Buy what you need, not what you want
    • Consider renting and borrowing things that are seldom needed
    • Buy used items from garage sales and second-hand stores
  2. Simple Savers
    • Replace incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs
    • Use aerators on faucets and shower heads
    • Weatherstrip windows and doors
  3. Transportation Alternatives
    • Walk, cycle, car pool and use public transportation
    • When driving, reduce idling and maintain correct tire pressure
    • Consider car sharing programs or renting
  4. Food Choices
    • Choose local and organic foods that are in season, and support local food producers
    • Eat less meat
  5. Washing and Drying
    • Wash full loads of clothes in cold water and hang to air dry
  6. Heating and cooling
    • For summer air conditioning, set your thermostat to 24°C or 25°C
    • For winter heating, set your thermostat to 19°C or 20°C
    • Install ceiling fans and programmable thermostats
  7. Close to Home
    • Vacation, travel and work as close to home as possible
  8. Bathroom Basics
    • Take short showers instead of baths
    • Close water taps while brushing your teeth
  9. Careful Cleaning
    • Choose natural, non-toxic cleaning products
    • Make simple, natural cleaners with ingredients like vinegar, baking soda and water
  10. Don’t Discard
    • Donate, reuse and recycle items before throwing them into the trash
    • Harmful materials like chemicals, batteries, electronics, etc. should be taken to local hazardous waste depots or recyclers

More Information can be found on Earth Day Canada site here.


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