Friday, April 13, 2012
April is Earth Month and below are three "green" tips that help
create a more healthier and sustainable planet.
Quick Tip 1: Bike to Work
More than 31% of CO2 emissions in the US come from transportation. Consider commuting to school or work by bike or train one Friday a month as part of Boston’s Bike Friday (http://www.bikefridays.org/) program. The next one is May 18th!
Quick Tip 2: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
If just 2% of individuals used reusable mugs, we could save 2 billion trees (enough to cover half of Massachusetts) and save 1.5 million gallons of oil (enough to power 65,000 homes for a year).
Quick Tip 3: Paper or Plastic? Neither, please.
3 million gallons of oil is used EVERY DAY to produce plastic bags! And every year, more than 500 billion of them are discarded either in landfills or into our environment. Bring a reusable bag with you and help protect our wildlife and reduce our dependence on oil.
Don't forget to celebrate Earth day on April 22, 2012.
To learn more: EARTH DAY
* Tips provided by Phoebe Beierle