Make Every Day Earth Day
Next Monday, April 22 marks the 49th anniversary of Earth Day, and on this day over a billion people in nearly 200 countries are expected to take action to protect our shared environment.
But why wait for just one day? Why not celebrate and care for our precious environment all year long? The changes you make today have a greater likelihood to become a part of your lifestyle if you consciously repeat them over time.
For me, every day is Earth Day. At the office, we recycle and reuse everything we can. We are conservative with water and electricity usage. I happily drive a Prius that gets amazing mileage with very little carbon footprint.
Here are a few tips on how you can celebrate Earth Day every day in your lifestyle and home.
• Use your cloth bags. We all have a collection of cloth bags gathering dust in the trunk of our car. If you shop in Burbank or the Los Angeles area, you will pay ten cents for a heavy plastic, reusable bag if you don’t bring your own. Don’t buy it. If you forget to bring your bags into the store, place your paid-for items back in the cart and bag them as you put them in your trunk. Or buy a paper bag if you must. They are great for holding recycling.
• Start composting. If you live where you have a yard or garden, you can compost. More than a billion pounds of food are thrown away each year. Help make a difference by turning your food waste into soil.
• Buy local produce. Eat fresher and healthier by buying local produce. Look for the closest Farmer’s Market to where you live and become a regular shopper.
• Recycle your e-waste. Every year, thousands of old electronic devices — we’re talking big old TV’s, computer printers, all types of batteries, etc. — are tossed into landfills, polluting the environment when they can be recycled. Go online and find out where you can take your old electronics and batteries for recycling.
• Use less water. The U.S. Drought Monitor recently announced that the Los Angeles area is no longer in a drought. This is no time to get lazy! Turn the water off when you brush your teeth. Take short showers. Run the clothes washer and dishwasher with full loads only. In this drought-prone region, it’s only a matter of time before this precious commodity is at a premium once again.
Happy Earth Day!
What makes Dr. Charlene Thorburn different from other Chiropractors? In addition to her Chiropractic degree, she is a Registered Nurse (RN). Dr. Thorburn is also a nutritional professional with over 30 years of research and knowledge in the areas of nutrition and the healing quality of natural supplements. This gives her a well-rounded medical perspective and a unique ability to diagnose, treat, and get great results for her patients.