Lowe’s is celebrating Earth Day 2011 by giving away 1 million trees when visiting a local Lowe’s Store on 4/23/11. Visit their website at Lowe’s Earth Day and find a local store to receive your own Earth Day tree.
Lowe’s also has videos to help show how to do it yourself and help save water and energy around your home. Visit the You Tube video about Lowe’s Earth Day Energy Saving and Water Conservation Tips
Tips include reminders to check fix leaky faucets, reuse water by using a Rain Water Collection and Storage System, and keep a Brita Water Pitcher in your fridge for cold water instead of running water until it is cold. Brita Pitchers also help save plastic’s from entering landfills and help you have cool clean water at home anytime.
If you sign up for FilterForGood.com, you can also receive a $5 coupon good towards a Brita Water Pitcher. Another deal to help you clean up, Amazon is having a Spring Cleaning sale, with up to 30% off household vacuums, storage, and cleaning supplies.
Recycle Bank is another green initiative to inspire folks into recycling goods and earning rewards. The Recycle Bank “Green your Home” challenge walks you through your home, room by room, with tips and information that will help look at your home in a different way when it comes to spending and how to accomplish energy saving.
Additional ways to learn about Green living to help you conserve energy, benefit from recycling through Recycle Bank and reusing items.
- Buy produce locally through farmer’s markets. Even if organic isn’t in your price range, locally sustainable farms are a good step forward.
- Recycle bank, if available in your area.
- Use cloth towels instead of paper towels when possible.
- Dishwasher savings start when you do not pre-rinse, skip the dry heat cycle, and run your dishwasher only fully loaded.
- Use your “good” china more than just a few times a year. Enjoy the benefits and use less Styrofoam and paper products.
- Use surge protector power strips to turn off multiple electronics when you are done with them, such as cell phone chargers and small appliances.
- Swap kids clothes, visit your local goodwill or charity thrift stores – you will help a charity in need and receive clothes in good condition at a fraction of the cost.
- Instead of high lawn water bills, find plants that are native to your area and require less maintenance, or use a Rain Water Collection and Storage System to harness the power of nature.
- Go green by using an electronic e-reader, like a NookColor or Kindle, or download their Free applications to your computer, instead of paperback books.
- Free Kindle Gardening ebook – Gardening Without Irrigation: or without much, anyway
What ever you choose to do to help Mother Earth, enjoy your Earth Day Celebrations!