Happy Earth Day! A day dedicated to appreciating the environment we live in and all Mother Earth has to offer. But it is also the day that we need to challenge ourselves to make daily efforts to preserve and care for our planet. Every small thing we do can go a very long way for generations to come. From reducing our carbon footprint to conserving energy to recycling- we can all make a difference together. So let’s take a look at a few simple ways that we can take care of the planet.
Be Mindful of Power Usage- When we cut down on the power we use not only does it lower our electricity bills it also reduces power plant emissions which can be toxic to the environment. So try unplugging electric devices when not in use, turn lights off when leaving a room and maybe try and take advantage of that amazing natural light whenever possible. We know it sounds minor but every small step can be very powerful.
Ditch those plastic water bottles- A great way to help our earth is in reducing the amount of plastics we purchase and discard. So ditch those trips to the convenience store to grab a bottle of water and invest in some great reusable water bottles. PortoVino’s beverage pouches are a great way to conserve on plastic. Consider using your Portovino beverage pouches to fill up your water, juice and of course your wine wherever you go. The pouches are reusable, refillable and take up no space. They are the perfect solution whether you are going shopping, hiking, playing sports or just spectating. When you are done drinking, the pouch folds up and is nearly weightless - simple and easy. Not only will your friends thank you, so will Mother Earth.
Recycle, Recycle, Recycle.-Make recycling easy for your family by having designated containers for aluminum, paper and additional recyclable accessible. You’ll keep waste to a minimum, and have a clear location for recyclables. The easier it is, the more likely it will simply become part of the normal everyday routine.
Conserve water-Another easy and simple way to help our planet is to conserve water where we can. Things like turning the water off while brushing your teeth, limiting your time in the shower and fixing those leaky faucets can make a very big impact.
Volunteer with some eco friendly groups- No matter where you live or what you enjoy doing, there is bound to be a group that would welcome your time. From cleaning up the beaches or parks to planting trees, it is a great way to meet people, spend time outdoors and help leave this earth better than we found it.
These simple ideas are just a few ways that we can help and do our part in preserving this beautiful planet. So on this Earth Day, we challenge you to do one thing from our list- what will it be? Don’t forget to reward yourself with a nice glass of wine afterwards - Cheers!
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