To me, Earth Day is all about keeping Mother Earth beautiful, in big ways and small. It’s important to me that my children understand there are consequences to every choice they make, consequences to them, to others, and to the world, the earth included.
One way I know to help make that point is by setting a good example, so I do things like keeping a recycling bin in the kitchen. And as I learned during a recent lunch with Cox Communications, there are many other things I can do to go green.
Cox Conserves highlights environmental initiatives efforts around the country and here in Atlanta. The company is heavily involved in finding ways to do business in a more eco-efficient manner.
There are hundres of hybrid vehicles in their fleet. They’ve replaced the lighting in their television studios and reduced energy use by 45%. They use solar panels for alternative energy sources.
And they shared some simple tips even you and I can use every day to make a difference. Some of these are oldies but goodies. A few include:
- Don’t leave the water running while brushing your teeth.
- Remember to turn off the lights when you’re not in the room.
- Recycle your electronics.
- Use GPS to get you from point A to point B quicker, saving on gas.
- Create a compost pile to eliminate the waste that can go back into the earth.
Want to know more? Cox Communications is posting tips all month on their social media pages, including Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Link up with them to get the tips, too. One of my favorite recent ones: “If you have 2 heat up the oven, do it for more than 1 dinner & freeze meal-sized portions.” Simple enough, right?
I think so. And I think these tips are easy enough for my children to do, too. And maybe your children, as well. After all, we all share this beautiful space. Why not work together to keep it gorgeous?
(Note to readers: I was compensated by Cox Communications to share the message. However, my opinions remain my own).