Everyday Can Be Earth Day

Happy Earth Day-Hendersonville Dentist

During the early days of he environmental awareness movement, those who demonstrated against pollution, toxic chemicals, and the general public health were known as hippies. They early 1970’s were a time of change, and assertions that we needed to pay more attention to the Earth’s atmosphere were generally dismissed. Within a couple of decades, it had become clear that the previous generation was right, the citizens of the world needed to become more environmentally conscious.

In fact, the little things you do can add up to make an great impact, especially in our community. Here are a few ways you can help the environment on Earth Day, April 22nd all year around.

Ways To Be Environmentally Friendly

  • Recycle your textiles: Nearly 21 million tons of textiles are added to American landfills each year. Donating unwanted clothing to a secondhand store or an organization that repurposes fabric helps cut own on solid waste and conserves natural resources.
  • Reduce Usage of Disposable: Plastic bottles and bags, disposable diapers, and other things we can use and toss our are convenient, but they’re not necessary. Simply choosing to replace one type of disposable with a reusable product can help you cut down on waste that has a large negative impact on our environment.
  • Conserve Water: If everyone in the United States turned off the water while brushing their teeth, more than 15 million gallons of water could be conserved. Turn the water on long enough to wet your toothbrush for brushing and rinsing, and then immediately turn the water off again.
  • Turn Off the Lights: Flip the light switch “off” if you’re going to leave a particular room for 15 minutes or more. This will conserve energy on incandescent light bulbs and cut down on cooling cost.

It’s not necessary to be an activist or install solar panels all over your home to help the environment. Although you can do these things, the little everyday measures make the big difference in helping to conserve energy and the environment. Our team at Hendersonville Family Dentistry wanted to remind you to celebrate Earth Day and help the environment, knowing that it will benefit you and your children’s generation.

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