Celebrate Earth Day!
Around this time of year the weather is warmer and the earth seems to come alive again. We get to enjoy nature and all its splendor with picnics outside, walks in the park and bike rides. And for many of us lately, nature has served to restore our hope in ourselves and the world. So it makes sense that this year’s theme for Earth Day is Restore Our Earth!
Earth Day is a global event that takes place every year on April 22nd and celebrates the ways in which we can come together through conversation, awareness and action to help change the way in which we impact the Earth. And let’s face it, by now we’ve seen how important it is to take care of the Earth. Since it’s first event in 1970, Earth Day has led the call for a cleaner, healthier, environment and is responsible for aiding in the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts.
Listen, our impact on the planet has been devastating, so much so that at our current rate of consumption we would actually need a whole new planet to absorb our waste and provide the resources needed to live. That’s just crazy! But with a little effort and global team work, we can restore our Earth. Our homes and means of transportation are great places to start!
Installing solar panels on your home helps to combat greenhouse gas emissions while saving you hundreds of dollars on your energy bill each year. Now that’s a win win, and as a Loyalty+ member you can take advantage of even more savings with SunPower! SunPower makes switching to solar super easy and super inviting because you get an exclusive $1000 rebate when you purchase or lease a SunPower solar system. See? It is easy to be green. But why stop there?
Are you in the market for a new vehicle? Greenhouse gasses from transportation contribute greatly to climate change, not to mention air pollution, which also affects our health. But going green on the road can be a tremendous drive in the right direction. And as a Loyalty+ member, you can get your hands on a sweet green ride and save green while saving the planet! Get the same deal that Chevrolet employees get and save an average of $2,995 off MSRP when you buy or lease a new Chevy Volt!
There are many things we can do to help Restore the Earth and celebrate this Earth Day and every day, like purchasing items second hand from thrift stores and donating your gently used items as well. Prepare one meat-free meal a week and carry reusable bags when shopping. Take a reusable water bottle instead of buying a drink, contact the companies that keep sending you junk mail and get removed from their mailing lists. Turn off electronics when not in use, and refill your ink cartridges instead of purchasing a new printer (come on, you know you’ve considered it when looking at the cost of new cartridges). Make an effort to get more sunshine by walking to your favorite places instead of driving…unless you have a Chevy Volt.
However you choose to celebrate, be sure to take time to enjoy nature. Take a hike or go camping! Grab some gear and have an adventure! Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered there too. Loyalty+ members can feel good about getting 10% off plus 10% cashback on adventure survival gear at Outdoor Element. So get outside and sing with the birds, buzz with the Bees, and sway with the trees knowing that in some small way you’ve helped to ensure a better future for all.
Jammica Boone is a writer and content creator for Enviroperks.