Today is Earth Day! I hope you do your part today and every day to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. The Earth – and all of its inhabitants! – is counting on you.
To celebrate Earth Day, the NCP team will be having a special event later today. We’ll try to take some photos to show you next time.
Here are some tips to reduce, reuse, and recycle, according to livegreenhoward.com:
- If your town or city has a recycling program, participate in it!
- Choose wisely before purchasing: Repair and mend items rather than replacing them, and buy used items instead of new when appropriate.
- Sell, give away or donate reusable items instead of throwing them away.
- Carry your own reusable shopping bags.
- Buy responsibly: Avoid over-packaged products and choose products with recycled content.
- Drink tap water or filtered water rather than bottled water and fill reusable bottles for beverages to go.
- Use reusable (washable) dishes and utensils and cloth towels and napkins instead of styrofoam, plastic or paper products.
- Cancel unwanted subscriptions and opt out of junk-mail.
Now, here are some interesting stats from the U.S. Census Bureau:
- 716: The number of wind, geothermal, biomass, solar and other electric power generation business establishments in 2012, more than double the number of establishments (312) in 2007.
- 26 minutes: The estimated average time workers age 16 and older across the country spent getting to work in 2014, up from 25.8 minutes in 2013 and 25.7 minutes in 2012.
- 904,463: The estimated number of people who rode a bicycle to work in 2014. This comes out to about 0.6 percent of the American workforce.
- 4,011,094: The estimated number of people who walked to work in 2014. This comes out to about 2.7 percent of the American workforce.
Don’t forget to join us for our first Facebook chat on Tuesday, April 26, at 2 p.m. ET.
Remember to Be Green! Have a great day.