Yay Earth Day! Now, we all know every day should be Earth Day, that we should routinely think of the most efficient and eco-friendly ways of going about our day, but it is important to make an unconscious change TODAY.
Without remembering it was Earth Day (really, honestly!), I did these simple things:
- We don’t have a compost bin in our kitchen, unfortunately, and I was looking to clear out old food, I really desired for one! Luckily, our apartment complex provides green Compost trash containers in our garbage area, and I decided to throw out old food and fruit and cuttings from veggies I was prepping for this week. I took them all out in a container I was looking to recycle. Two birds with one stone.
- Washed celery and all my berries ahead of time for this week, in the same water! Now, this is common sense, but I took a bucket, ran it all in the same time, and saved a little bit of water. Also, the berries and celery are ready to go when I need them, no need to rewash!
- Used that water and dumped it outside in our little backyard instead of down the drain. This was not really “new” and “eco” but I decided to give the Earth some water because it is actually hot here in San Francisco! And I know that the sprinklers do not reach that area…
- Saving the peels and leftovers from my lunch to compost later… I really should consider getting a compost bin!
What did you do new today!