Start with small changes and help take care of our planet
Earth Day serves as our annual reminder to take care of our planet, and that can start with small changes every day.
In the United States, 1,500 is the number of plastic water bottles consumed in 1 second. A simple swap - get a reusable water bottle. And put drinking water in the refrigerator so you don't run the tap each time you need cold water.
Try cutting down on how much water you use. Turn off the tap while you brush your teeth. Take shorter showers. Only run the dishwasher when it is full. And collect rainwater for gardening.
Recent research shows that Americans could be wasting as much as $7 billion per year on phantom energy usage - energy waste that occurs when unused gadgets remain plugged in at all times. Unplug the chargers, gaming device and laptop when they're not in use.
And when it comes to energy use, replace your light bulbs with LEDs. These bulbs last longer than traditional bulbs and use up to 80% less electricity.