Five Ways to Celebrate Earth Day Locally

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Five Ways to Celebrate Earth Day Locally

The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970, and every year the holiday marks the anniversary of the birth of today’s movement. More than a billion people celebrate Earth Day each year, and the holiday reminds us to protect the planet from pollution and deforestation. Here are five ways we can celebrate Earth Day locally right here in Southwest Florida beyond just one day a year.   

  1. Turn off the water while you brush your teeth or clean the dishes

Did you know the average person unknowingly wastes up to 30 gallons of water a day? Turning off the water while you brush your teeth or clean your dishes is a simple and easy way to reduce water-wasting practices in our daily lives.

Especially in Southwest Florida, swimming pools and other water features can be major water and energy wasters. You can trust Florida Pool Professionals, Inc. and Pinch A Penny No. 53 to help you stop wasteful practices in its tracks.  

If you’re looking to solve other water issues in your home, contact Kinetico Water Systems. Kinetico is known for brilliantly simple water treatments that are tailored to your home, and offers the cleanest, greenest and most efficient water systems ever made.

  1. Limit and recycle your waste

Recycling helps limit the amount of waste sent to landfills and helps conserve natural resources such as timber, water and minerals. However, there may come a time when disaster strikes, and you need a professional to dispose of materials properly to avoid doing more environmental damage. That’s when you can trust ServiceMaster by Wright, Jani-King Fort Myers and Green Leaf Cleaning to provide the guidance, expertise and personalized care you need to make sure your life gets back on track and you’re not harming the environment in the process.

  1. Invest in energy-efficient appliances

The old appliances in our homes are not energy efficient and will eventually need to be replaced with new ones. Little by little, you can swap out outdated appliances and invest in new ones that use less energy. If you’re looking for a recommendation on the best products to consider, contact Executive Electronics of Southwest Florida. Executive Electronics (EE) is a family owned and operated full service residential and commercial low voltage integrator that has been in business for almost 40 years. With 30 employees, EE is large enough to handle anything, yet small enough to provide the flexible, personal service you’d expect.

  1. Have your home inspected

Whether you want your home checked out to make sure there are no issues or you’re moving somewhere new, a home inspection is an objective visual analysis of a home’s structure and mechanical systems. An inspection will help determine if there are areas of the home that may not be performing properly, are at the end of their service life, or unsafe.

Joe the Home Pro is a locally owned and operated company that offers quality home inspection services Southwest Florida. Joe will inspect various areas of your home such as the attic, air conditioning, vents, plumbing and more to ensure your house is running efficiently and not wasting energy that could in-turn increase your carbon footprint.

  1. Use more natural light

Lucky for us in the Sunshine State, there’s plenty of natural light to go around. When you can, open your curtains or blinds and opt to use natural light instead of flipping on the light-switch. If you’re looking to reconfigure and redesign your home that allows for optimal natural light, contact A-Dale’s Kitchen & Bath or Progressive Design Build for remodeling services.

If you’re looking to upgrade your home or other areas of the house, trust local companies like Classic Floors and Countertops, Wayne Wiles Floor Coverings, Wood ‘N’ Rugs and The Outdoor Kitchen Place to help you make the most out of your home with the environment in mind.

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