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It's finally here! It's EARTH DAY!

Posted by Amy Siders on April 18, 2022 0 Comments

It’s EARTH DAY!

It’s EARTH DAY!

It’s EARTH DAY!

We’ve been waiting for this day ALL YEAR LONG!!!

Wait…

What?

Every day should be Earth Day. Not just one day.

But we guess that one day is a good start.

So why isn’t everyday Earth Day?

Here are just a few of the buts…

But it’s too hard to be green…

But it’s too expensive to buy local…

But I’m too busy to volunteer…

But I’m just one person – any change I made won’t make any difference…

Enough with the buts. Waterhouse is here to de-bunk some common myths about Living, working, and being green.

  1. It’s impossible to avoid disposable plastic.

Plastic is affordable. It’s convenient.  But alternatives are becoming easier to find. You can try eco-friendly options like stainless steel, bamboo, and hemp. Reusable water bottles. Reusable dinnerware and silverware. If you want to make it happen, you will.

  1. The only way to be truly green is to drive a green car.

Totally untrue. The greenest alternative may be to continue driving your current vehicle (as long as it’s in good repair), taking public transportation, cycling to work, carpooling or just plain walking.

  1. You can’t do anything by just sitting at home.

Totally false. You can conserve water by taking a shorter shower or by turning off the faucet while brushing your teeth. You can conserve energy by turning off lights and appliances that you aren’t using. Use long-lasting LED lightbulbs.

You can also pay your bills online (Go paperless!), re-use scrap paper, and recycle.

  1. Living green is too expensive.

High quality green products are designed to last longer and cause no harm to the environment. Costs may be higher on the front end but high quality last longer which means that you won’t be replacing items so often. That’s good for your budget AND for the environment.

You can also shop locally or secondhand. Easier on the pocketbook and on the environment.

  1. But I recycle…. isn’t that enough?

Recycling is important but it’s not the only aspect of green living. Living a greener life encompasses so much more. Less consumption. Thoughtful purchasing. Everything we eat, use, or buy has an impact on the environment. We must choose wisely.

 

  1. One person can’t make a difference.

One person has far more power than we realize to affect change. It we all believe that our own actions won’t impact the health of our planet, the damage can and will be unimaginable. Every person’s actions and decisions matter and they add up to create a huge effect.

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