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Did you know, Earth Day is celebrated all over the world on April 22, 2021 and has been since 1970?
“Earth Day 1970 gave a voice to an emerging public consciousness about the state of our planet —
In the decades leading up to the first Earth Day, Americans were consuming vast amounts of leaded gas through massive and inefficient automobiles. Industry belched out smoke and sludge with little fear of the consequences from either the law or bad press. Air pollution was commonly accepted as the smell of prosperity. Until this point, mainstream America remained largely oblivious to environmental concerns and how a polluted environment threatens human health.
However, the stage was set for change with the publication of Rachel Carson’s New York Times bestseller Silent Spring in 1962. The book represented a watershed moment, selling more than 500,000 copies in 24 countries as it raised public awareness and concern for living organisms, the environment and the inextricable links between pollution and public health.
Earth Day 1970 would come to provide a voice to this emerging environmental consciousness, and putting environmental concerns on the front page.”
How can you work towards a better earth, a cleaner environment and a more sustainable home?
In this article we look at several ways you can help and do you part in celebrating our most beautiful planet!
Recycling is easy! Separate plastic, glass, cans and other recyclable materials instead of adding it to your trash. It’s a simple action on your part, but has far-fetching consequences for our planet.
One other great way you can recycle is to start a compost pile. This is a win-win: your food scraps don’t end up in the trash and your garden will grow even better with fresh compost at the ready.
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Growing some of your own food is a great way to help out the earth! Eating locally grown and sourced foods (i.e in your backyard) reduced the footprint of your food. No transportation costs, no fossil fuel burnt, no cost for keeping food fresh for a prolonged period of time!
Growing even just a few of your vegetables make you a friendlier consumer!
Keeping your home warm, or cold during winter and summer can be a challenge, and can cost energy and money.
We’ve located an excellent article about ideal room temperature.
As you can see from this chart, besides reducing the carbon footprint, you also save money and live a healthier life when changing the setting on your thermostat!
Smarthome technology can help set and keep your home at the ideal temperature, no matter what season we are in. Let us know how we can help you install a system to reduce your carbon footprint, saves money and is better for your health!
Another great way to reduce your carbon footprint: use less water, less electricity and save money is to purchase energy efficient appliances and electronics.
This would include the following appliances and electronics in your home: refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, faucet aerator, washing machines, dryers, showerheads, toilets, ceiling fans, water heater and furnace.
If you are considering building a new home, start with this Energy-Efficient Home Makeover Guide.
Last but not least, install energy efficient lighting!
“Simply, energy efficient lighting can save the electricity while maintaining good quality and quantity of the light. Energy efficient lighting involves in replacement (or re-lamping) of traditional lamps (such as incandescent lamps) with that of energy efficient such as fluorescent lamps, CFL lamps and LED lamps.”
If you live in the Myrtle Beach area, or anywhere in Horry County or Georgetown County in South Carolina, give us a call and let us help you help our earth! We are ready for your call!