As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day this year, there couldn’t be a better time to start incorporating sustainability and green living into your life. At Rockin’ Green, we believe it’s important to do everything we can to protect our Earth and help build a more sustainable future. All of our products are all-natural, plant based, and biodegradable so you can keep your family, your home, and our planet cleaner and greener everyday.
Lighten your carbon footprint this year with our list of 10 things you can do to lessen the impact you have on the Earth every day!
Use Eco-friendly Cleaners
We might be biased, but start by switching out your old school detergent for Rockin’ Green. Once you’ve tackled one area of your home, like your laundry room, try incorporating eco-friendly cleaners into the rest of your home. From dish detergent to counter cleaners, there are environmentally friendly alternatives to almost all of your household items.
Cool It Down
Try to be conscious and use cold or warm water when doing your laundry. Not only does it use less energy to fill up your washer, it’s better for preserving your clothes in the long run.
If you’re looking to make your laundry routine super efficient, switch to a high efficiency washer. Not only do HE washers use less water, they also get clothes cleaner! Take it even a step further by line drying your clothes! Your clothes will get that wonderful outdoor freshness and save money on your next energy bill 一 win, win!
Donate Unwanted Clothing
The average consumer throws away 70 pounds of clothing every year. That’s a lot of unnecessary waste that contributes to skyrocketing landfills and pollution. Gather all the clothes you don’t wear anymore and give them to friends and family or donate them to your local thrift store. Not only are you helping someone who may need them more than you do, you’re lightening your carbon footprint too.
Use Reusable Water Bottles
Cut down on your consumption and waste by switching to reusable water bottles. Each year, over 50 billion plastic water bottles are used in the US alone. Each of those bottles takes around 450 years to decompose. Yikes.
Cut Down on Water Use
You may be surprised how many of our daily activities waste water. Simple things like shutting off the faucet while you brush your teeth and washing some dishes by hand can majorly reduce the amount of water you use everyday. If you’re really up for a challenge, try limiting your showers down to 10 minutes or less.
Unplug and Unwind
We’ve been spending more time at home lately than we’re used to which means you’ve probably been using more electricity than you usually do. Keep in mind to unplug appliances when you aren’t using them and switch off the lights and TV when you exit a room. These small changes might seem insignificant but they can have a huge impact on your energy consumption.
Build Your Own Compost Bin
Back in 2015, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, better known as EPA, reported the United States produced over 260 million tons of solid waste. This was a massive 3.5 million ton increase from the previous year, and we haven’t slowed down since. How can you help minimize waste? A DIY compost bin will help put a good chunk of your trash to better use and can be a fun project the whole family can get involved in.
Plant a Vegetable Garden
Now that you’ve got that handy compost in your backyard, use the soil it’s produced to plant a fruit or vegetable garden. Take the seeds from fruits and veggies in your home and plant them to source your own produce, helping you save money and keep your food free of unwanted pesticides or chemicals.
Swap Paper Towels for Cloth
Ready to start your spring cleaning? Instead of using paper towels to clean your whole house, try using a cloth towel or cutting up an old tshirt. These items are reusable and make great cleaners! Plus, once they get icky, you can just wash them in Rockin’ Green to wipe out all the dirt and grime they’ve banished from your home.
Post a Call to Action on Social Media
Take action without ever leaving your house. Remind your friends and followers to be conscious today by posting a quote, video, or special Earth Day challenge to your favorite social media platform. Share on your Instagram story any lifestyle changes you’ve decided to adopt this year (and tag us if any of these really stuck out to you!) so others can get inspired too.
Rockin’ Green is proud to continue to provide eco-friendly, sustainable cleaning alternatives you can feel good about using in your home. We’ve been in the game for over a decade, so we’d like to consider ourselves pros. But if you don’t believe us, here’s what makes us different.