America’s Guru of Green Living Explains the Importance of Recycling and Earth Day
Earth Day 2019 may get more attention and be a bigger issue for people than at any time in recent history. Each day we see extreme weather events; and there are more heated discussions about the environment, as we continue to set records every year for the hottest year in history. The first Earth Day was 49 years ago, and now it is a global event that involves more than a billion people. Just in time for Earth Day on April 22; actress, writer and activist Annabelle Gurwitch shares some important information about environmentally-friendly products that are just hitting the market. Annabelle hopes to inspire occasional recyclers to become “everyday” recyclers.
SUGGESTIONS FOR GOING GREEN
A great way to go green is Husqvarna’s Automower robotic lawn mower it is an environmentally conscious lawn care solution that produces no emissions, fumes and it’s ultra-quiet. It won't disturb the neighbors or wildlife either. It’s a smart way to give you a healthier, better lawn by cutting very small clippings frequently that serve as a natural fertilizer for your lawn. For more information, visit www.husqvarna.com
SOME RECYCLING INSPIRATION
It’s so important to get into the habit of recycling and lifelong habits are most effective when introduced at a young age. The PepsiCo Recycle Rally program offers resources to thousands of K-12 schools by providing incentives to recycle, and an array of free resources online to make recycling fun, easy, and engaging and best of all, Recycle Rally is responsible for keeping over 400 million plastic bottles out of landfills! For more information, visit www.pepsicorecycling.com/SchoolResources
Here are three easy recycling tips from PepsiCo Recycling:
- Do prepare your recycling by emptying all contents, and leaving caps and labels on.
- Do not put plastic bags in your recycling cart unless your recycling provider specifically requests that you do.
- Do make recycling convenient. Make sure your recycling bins are in a convenient place will ensure you use it often.
ANY COOL TOOLS TO HELP US CLEAN UP AROUND THE HOME
Well, water is one of our most precious resources, and the Greenworks pressure washer with Smart Flow technology assures you get the right amount of pressure delivery for the job at hand, such as cleaning windows, the driveway or your car. The brushless motor also provides the extra power and performance you need to get it done. It’s great because you don’t have to fuss with gas and oil or deal with the hassle, noise and emissions of a gas model. It is availble at Lowe's or for more information, visit www.Greenworkstools.com
ECO FRIENDLY FOODS
We all know that eating whole foods is not only good for our bodies, it’s also good for our planet. And actually, bee pollination provides nearly one-third of the food we eat. But bees face serious threats, from pesticide use to habitat loss, and need our help. Did you know that nearly 25% of our native bumblebees are at risk of extinction? Beesponsible® is a brand dedicated to making positive changes for bees and our environment for this and future generations. Beesponsible is supporting a non-profit conservation organization, the Xerces Society, with the launch of a new line of t-shirts on Earth Day to help save bumblebees. For every shirt sold, Beesponsible will donate $5 to Xerces to support bumblebee conservation efforts. Beesponsible makes great honey too. There are more than 20 varieties available from organic options to special flavors. It’s called Bee Harmony Honey. Check it out at www.beesponsible.com.