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Earth Day Tips to Use All Year Long

Did you know? This April 20, 2021, marks the 51st celebration of Earth Day in the United States.

Back in the spring of 1970, Senator Gaylord Nelson created Earth Day to bring much-needed attention to the country’s lack of environmental protection.

At the time, there was no Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), no Clean Air Act, and no Clean Water Act—Nelson devised Earth Day to highlight these pressing environmental issues and push them into the nation’s mainstream discourse. 

Thanks to his work, we now have more environmental regulations in place than we did in 1970. But the Earth Day mission is far from complete!

That’s why we wanted to introduce you to several earth day tips you can use to celebrate our planet all year long.

Discover how you can prioritize and protect our planet every day with these earth day tips, below!

21 Earth Day Tips for 2021

  • Turn your faucet off while brushing your teeth or while scrubbing your hands with soap. You can save up to 8 gallons of water a day (or 200 gallons a month!) with this simple H20 hack.
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  • Another way to lessen your car’s impact on the environment is by checking your tire pressure regularly. Did you know? You can improve your gas mileage by up to 3.3% by keeping your tires properly inflated. Properly inflated tires are safer, last longer, and improve your fuel economy.


  • Speaking of cars, one way you can also save energy and reduce carbon pollution is by using public transportation, carpooling, biking, or walking to get around. Leaving your car at home just two days per week can reduce carbon pollution by an average of two tons per year, according to the EPA.







  • Since we’re on the subject of HVAC systems, consider cleaning the area around the outdoor components of your system to reduce pollution. About half of your household energy goes to heating and cooling, and airflow problems can reduce your HVAC system’s efficiency by up to 15%, leading to unwanted carbon pollution.







  • Reuse, reuse, reuse. One of the most effective ways to reduce waste is to avoid creating it in the first place! Creating new products unfortunately leads to additional carbon pollution. Reducing what you buy and reusing what you have is a surefire way to save natural resources, protect the environment, and save your hard-earned dollars.


  • Have stuff you want to throw away? Try donating or selling your old appliances, tools, or clothes instead of placing them in the trash. This not only reduces waste but can also help others in need.


  • Reduce your food waste to curb carbon pollution. About 13% of all carbon emissions in the US come from growing, manufacturing, transporting, and disposing food. One good way to curb food waste is to only buy what you absolutely need!






  • Weather-proof your windows and doors. Sealing air leaks in your household and adding insulation can make your home more energy efficient. Not only can you save up to 10% on your annual energy bills but installing weather stripping on doors or caulking around windows can also help you prevent unwanted carbon pollution.


  • Planning a remodel? Opt for sustainable alternatives to traditional building materials for your next home project! Sustainable materials, like our decorative tiles made from 65-100% recycled materials, are more durable and are designed with the planet in mind so their environmental impact is lower than traditional options.



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    Earth Day, All Year Long

    Did you find a few earth day tips you're excited to implement this month and beyond? Let us know in the comments down below! 

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