While we have already touched on Mother’s Day, which is coming up next month, we accidentally skipped right over another important holiday that occurs in just a few days. Earth Day is an annual holiday that is intended to spread environmental awareness and support the protection of the Earth. While you can do things like plant trees or walk to work, we thought we’d give you a couple other ideas of what to do for 2016 Earth Day in Edmonton AB.
Go the Speed Limit
It might sound kind of strange, but actually one of the best ways to protect the environment is to simply go the speed limit. Of course, driving slower than the speed limit can actually be just as dangerous as speeding so we don’t recommend that. But simply cutting out speeding and going at exactly the speed limit can increase your fuel efficiency, thus not only saving the environment a bit but also saving you money at the pump.
Change Your Lightbulbs
Outside of planting trees, perhaps the best way to help save the environment is to buy new lightbulbs for your whole home. Compact florescent light bulbs actually utilize less energy to provide the same amount of light as old, standard lightbulbs. While the up-front costs of changing every light in your home might seem a little farfetched, in the long run these lightbulbs can save over $30 is energy costs… per bulb!
Edmonton Earth Day Festival
Of course the easiest way to celebrate Earth Day is to simply head over to the Edmonton Earth Day Festival, taking place on April 24th from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. With all kinds of local organizations present, this will be a great way to not only celebrate the holiday but also how you can continue the efforts of Earth Day year round! This year’s theme is Clean your Commute, so you can learn all kinds of things about making your daily commutes greener than ever.
However you decided to spend the holiday, we simply hope that you enjoy the weekend and might be able to help make the world a better place while you’re at it. If you’re in need of a new car, you can even consider looking into hybrid vehicles like the 2016 Toyota Prius, which cuts back environmental harm immensely compared to standard gasoline cars!