Honda Associate Group Promotes Earth Day
In honor of Earth Day, Honda associates are providing some easy ways to use less, be more sustainable and show our appreciation for planet Earth.
Earth Day actions can take many forms ranging from recycling to planting trees. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average American produces 5 pounds of garbage a day, or enough trash to equal the weight of one Indian rhinoceros each year. But you can reduce that by recycling, utilizing a reusable water bottle or cup for drinks on the go, shopping a local farmers markets to reduce packaging or using reusable grocery bags at the store.
Honda’s EARTH Business Resource Group has prepared a list of activities for those who want to live more sustainability this Earth Day, and beyond.
- Avoid single-use plastics such as drinking straws and plastic grocery bags by going without or getting the reusable version.
- Install water-saving shower heads.
- Buy in balk to cut down on packaging.
- Walk or ride a bike instead of driving.
- Pick up litter in your neighborhood or at a local park.
- Plant a garden to provide your own fruits and vegetables. You can even start seeds in an egg carton.
- Check your toilet and sinks for leaks.
- Turn off the water while brushing your teeth or shaving.
- Support eco-friendly brands and purchase repurposed products that save items from landfills.
- Use cloth napkins.
- Fight food waste by composting. Keeping food out of landfills reduces the release of methane gas into the air, and the result can give you a green garden.
- Go online for your bills. Not only can you save paper, but it will save fuel for transportation.
- Eat less meat and more vegetables.
- Educate yourself on your impact on the earth at earthday.org. The site allows you to calculate your carbon footprint as well as the impact the food you eat has on the planet.
Want to learn even more about how you can be more sustainable and help the Earth? EARTH recommends picking up these books at your local library:
- The Grid: Electrical Infrastructure for a New Era by Gretchen Bakke
- Let my People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman by Yvon Chouinard
- As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice by Dina Gilio Whitaker
- The Last Straw: Change your Life and the Planet – For Good by Joyce Kristiansson
- Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire by Rebecca M. Henderson
Happy Earth Day!