Earth Month Tips
Everybody wants to be environmentally friendly, but it is often inconvenient to find ways to do so. What if there were easy, convenient “green” things to do that are also beneficial to you in some way? Here are some helpful, easy tips to get you to think green during Earth Month… all while helping you out!
When you need to go up a floor or two in a building, your first thought is probably to take the elevator. This month, try taking the stairs instead. Every time you do, you will be saving the energy that it would have taken to use the elevator. It seems simple, but you can be sure that small energy savings like these add up over time! Plus, you will get a head start on your exercising (even if it is a small amount)! So next time you are on your way to work or out at Club One in Santana Row, take the stairs to the third floor instead of the elevator and get a head start on your exercise!
If you live in San Jose, you know all about reusable bags. Now, if you don’t bring them to the grocery store, you have to pay extra! Reusing items doesn’t have to apply to just bags. There are many things in your everyday life that you can reuse. One of the most obvious of these is travelers coffee mugs. What you might not know is that using these mugs is beneficial to you! At both Starbucks and Peet’s at Santana Row, you receive $.10 off your drink when you bring in a reusable mug. This may not seem like a lot, but as with energy savings, it definitely adds up! Using traveler mugs saves the environment and your pocket, slowly but surely!
“Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” You have definitely heard this term, but have you ever stopped to think about what these words mean? And have you ever heard that you are supposed to do those things in that order? To be as consumer conscious as possible, the most important thing to do is to first reduce your intake of new materials. The next step is to reuse items that you already have. Finally, after reducing and reusing, recycle instead of throwing away. By following these instructions, you will make an impact on the world you live in and on your own life!
Being respectful to Earth is important, and there are little ways you can achieve this in your everyday life. To find out more ways you can celebrate Earth Month at Santana Row, see our previous blog!