How You Can Celebrate Earth Day

How you can be more environmentally-friendly this Earth Day.

With Earth Day coming up on the 22nd, you may be thinking about ways to celebrate.  Fortunately, a major goal of Earth Day is encouraging people to take small steps towards a greener future.  Here are some of the easy ways that you can be more environmentally-conscious in your everyday life.

  • Say No to Plastic Straws

While many people don’t think about it, plastic straws make up a large portion of the non-biodegradable waste added to landfills every year.  Because we don’t actually need straws to drink, we should all make an effort to refuse straws when we dine out.  If you really can’t go without a straw, then carry around your own reusable one.  Many manufacturers are making reusable glass, silicon, or metal straws.

  • Carry Reusable Bags

Another way to limit the amount of plastic waste you produce is by using reusable bags when grocery shopping.  Reusable shopping bags come in all shapes and sizes, making it easy to replace the plastic bags grocery stores offer in the produce section, meat department, and check-out.  Not only do reusable shopping bags help the environment, but they can be fun and fashionable as well.

  • Leave Your Car at Home

Most Americans don’t think twice about jumping into their cars, even when they are only going a couple of blocks away.  Because cars produce a considerable amount of CO2 emissions, you should do your best to minimize the amount of time you spend behind the wheel.  Walking, biking, taking public transportation, and using carpool services are all great ways to reduce your car use.

These are just a few of the many ways that you can be more environmentally-friendly this Earth Day.  Are you looking for assistance with your insurance this holiday?  If so, then contact the experts at Duane Weber Insurance, Inc. in Kent, Washington.   Our dedicated team is eager to assist you with all your coverage needs today.