Saturday, April 21, 2012

Earth Day

In honor of Earth Day, contemplate what you can do to take sustainable action. You can:

Recycle. It's easy when the City of Albuquerque picks it up outside your front door.

Replace lights with CF bulbs. Cold Cathode Fluorescent bulbs contain 85% less mercury than regular bulbs and save anywhere from $80 - $250 per year.

Use cold water for laundry loads and save up to $60 per year. Use less energy to boot.

Bike or walk to work. In addition to saving anywhere from $300 - $600 a year, there are health benefits as well.

Eat less meat. Cutting your meat consumption in half on average is like walking to work rather than driving.

Tomorrow is Earth Day - how will you be celebrating? Every moment we make simple decisions that affect the planet. What would you considering changing in your life to help the environment? Let us know in the comments below!

Consider a green celebration with ABC Libraries - visit with the Master Gardeners this month or sign up for a future Xeriscape Seminar!  Or, search in the catalog for items about Earth Day, the environment, sustainability, & recycling.

Some other websites & events that might be of interest:

Earth Day 2012 (Earth Day Network)

Earth Day 2012

Earth Day - freebies!

Bigbyte Earth Day eRecycling (Albuquerque)

E-Waste Drop Off Earth Day at Coronado Center Parking Lot

Earth Day Celebration at the Biopark - today!  Until 2 p.m.

Madrid Earth Day Arts & Crafts Fair

Earth Week events listing from The Green Fire Times

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