Earth Day has been around since 1970. It began as a way for us to protect our environment. If everyone pitches in to do their part the effects can be far reaching. Here are some ideas to help you become more conscientious on how to help save our planet.

Here’s how to set some positive waves in motion:

  • Recycle bottles, cans, plastic, and newspapers. This helps conserve our natural resources for future generations. It also reduces the need for landfills and supports the U.S. workers who make recycled goods.
  • Go green for lawn and garden care. If you use pesticides, spot-treat problem areas instead of putting chemicals on the whole yard.
  • Save the world with your wallet. Cut down on waste by buying reusable products instead of disposable ones; for example, cloth napkins instead of paper. Purchase recycled or recyclable items when available.

Visit .earthday.org to get more information on how to help sustain our future.