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As Earth Day 2022 quickly approaches, AHMC wants to remind you that making small changes can open the door for big impacts.  If you’re looking for easy-to-implement ways to go green this Earth Day, take a look at the list below for ideas that you can make implement, without disrupting your daily routine.

1. Grab Your Bag

Think about investing in reusable tote bags that can live in the trunk of your car!  This small change is can drastically decrease the count of single-use bags that end up in the garbage just moments after unpacking groceries.  Next time you’re headed out for a drive, just grab a few tote bags lying around your house and pop them in the trunk— now you’re ready for the next trip to the store.

2. Hit the Lights

If you’re the type of person that leaves the lights on after you leave the room, then here’s an easy change that you can implement in your day-to-day life.  Remember to flip the switch whenever you exit a room! It’s a simple and efficient way to conserve energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions!

3. Out with the Old

Swapping your traditional fluorescent/incandescent light bulbs with LEDs is also a great way to go green!  Not only do LEDs produce zero toxic elements, but they’ll also have a longer lifespan than traditional lighting.  Talk about a bright future!

 

4. Ditch the Bottles

They say that everyone should drink about 8 glasses of water a day and this amount of bottled water is approximately $1,400 per year (Habits of Waste).  However, the strain on your wallet is just the beginning.  Approximately only 9% of all plastic gets recycled, so it’s safe to say that reusable canteens are the way to go.  Water canteens on average range between $15 – $30 and can be found at your local grocery or general store!

5. Amazon Bulk Shipping Options

With millions of people utilizing Amazon’s convenient quick delivery and easy check-out process, there are thousands of packages in transit on any given day.  Next time you have multiple orders, take advantage of Amazon’s bulk shipping option to reduce the number of materials and delivery trips made!  By utilizing Amazon’s bulk shipping options, you are helping reduce the overall carbon imprint that’s left on the environment.

Earth Day is a day where we can think of and introduce new ways to reduce the carbon imprint we leave behind.  Implementing any of the 5 small changes into your daily life will help keep our Earth greener and cleaner for years to come! 

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