Key tips to remember
- Remember Earth Day is always on April 22nd.
- Focus on the three Rs — reduce, reuse and recycle — to help keep the earth a healthy place.
- Review these 10 tips to go green in your home and in community.
Energy Saving Tips April 20, 2020
Happy Earth Day! Although the earth is 4.5 billion years old, this year marks only the 50th anniversary of the holiday. The very first Earth Day, in 1970, was considered the official launch of the modern environmental movement. In 2020, we shift our focus on Earth Day to climate action. Climate change is a huge topic of concern today. It’s a challenge that we must face now for our future generations.
So, how can you help protect and restore the earth? Let’s start small. If everyone did a little bit each day to produce less waste and focus on the three Rs — reduce, reuse and recycle — the earth would be in a much healthier place.
In January, we launched a giveaway on the Cinch Instagram page, where we asked you, our community, to share tips to go green. We were overwhelmed with the incredible response and the passion for the earth that you showed us.
Today, we’re sharing 10 of your tips to help inspire our community to go green and help pitch in on Earth Day and beyond. And take a peek below the list for another surprise — just for you!
Sort through clothing and shoes that you haven’t worn in the past year, and donate. You can also take old blankets, cut them into strips, and braid or crochet them into rugs for your home. — @sug1991
We have switched to all reusable silicone bags instead of using single-use plastic bags! — @ruthlynne
Our family has invested in reusable bags, bottles and straws. We sort and recycle as well as help neighbors recycle. We are working hard on teaching the kids to do the same! — @peacockpeeps
We make sure all our windows and door frames are sealed to save on our heating bill. — @green_eyez47
I reuse/repurpose everything I can! I stopped using plastic coffee stirrers and straws also. To save on winter gas use, I keep my home a couple degrees cooler and close vents in unused rooms. — @jennybarber9
I use totes and reusable produce bags vs. grocery bags, and we recycle as much as possible. I buy “replay” dishes for my children made from recycled milk jugs and more. — @kicking.keri
I reduce energy by not using my stove as often. I use a pressure cooker and air fryer. This also allows the house to stay cooler and reduces A/C use. — @iggy964
I use LED lights, winterize my doors and windows, reverse the ceiling fan and replace air filters! — @shannonmarie.44
I bought energy-efficient appliances.— @cynthiajoyknisely1
Piling up the laundry and doing it once instead of doing laundry every day. It helps reduce energy. — @trvlloves
If you’re a big fan of these tips, you’re in luck! We’re running another giveaway on Instagram in honor of Earth Day! Comment on our giveaway post, and tell us what you’re doing to help combat climate change today. You’ll be entered for a chance to win a $200 Visa gift card. The giveaway ended on April 23, 2020. For a list of winners, please visit www.cinchhomeservices.com/earth-day-instagram-giveaway.