First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day is now a worldwide celebration of our amazing planet. While progress has been made since the first Earth Day to protect our world, there’s much more we can all do. Below is food for thought as we celebrate our fabulous home.
Each person in the U.S. uses 12,000 gallons of water every year. With only 1% of the all the water on Earth suitable for human use (the rest is salt or frozen), it’s critical for all of us to use water wisely. Simple maintenance saves water — a dripping hot water faucet can waste 2500 gallons of water a year. Mulching around plants and trees means they don’t have to be watered as often. Rain barrels collect water than can be used to water gardens and lawns. Click here for more tips on reducing your water usage.
84% of all household waste can be recycled. Every ton of recycled paper saves 17 trees. Recycling one ton of plastic saves the equivalent of 1,000-2,000 gallons of gasoline. Recycling conserves natural resources, saves energy, reduces greenhouse emissions and reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills. Click here for on household recycling.
Join us this weekend, April 26-27, 2014 as we celebrate Earth Day. We are giving a FREE 4 pk of annuals with any purchase and will have hot dogs on sale with proceeds to benefit the Chesapeake Bay Foundation as well as lots of great deals! Stop in this weekend!