April 22 is designated as Earth Day and American Girls everywhere can participate. “How?” you ask. Let’s start with the moment you wake up. When you jump into the shower for 5 minutes, you could be using 10 gallons of water. Have you ever timed how long you are in the shower? Then you brush your teeth. Do you let the water run while you are foaming and frothing? If you brush for 2 minutes you could be wasting as much as 4 gallons of water. Then you are off to eat breakfast. Did you turn off all of the lights in your bedroom and bathroom? Check the light bulbs…are they the twisty kind? These CFL bulbs claim to use 1/4 the energy of a standard light bulb.
After emptying the cereal box and the plastic milk container, where do these go? Hopefully into your recycling bucket and not the trash! If you are “brown bagging” it, do you take your lunch in reusable containers as opposed to a brown paper bag? Now, you are off to the bus stop. Could you walk instead of asking for a ride? That one is not only good for the environment, it’s good for you too! Although these all might seem like little things, if everyone did a few little things everyday, we could all enjoy a “greener” world. What can you do to help make your world just a bit more “green”?