Earth Day looks a little different this year as we celebrate it virtually. The good news is there’s so much we can do #TogetherApart to protect our planet.
At Kforce, we not only strive to be a socially responsible firm, but we also foster and empower socially responsible employees and citizens in our communities. Together, we hope to drive social change, be eco-conscious and reduce our carbon footprint.
So, let’s commemorate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day 2020 by restoring our world!
- What needs to be done?
- Are there opportunities to repurpose?
- Can you eliminate behaviors or products in your life?
Learn how to apply this mindset from the comfort of your own home by checking out the 10 tips outlined below:
One of the main pillars of protecting the environment is the concept of reducing. The logic is simple. When waste or emissions are reduced, there is less to eliminate. As we continue to stay at home, it’s crucial to assess the reduction potential of household items and daily activity.
Here are ways you can start reducing:
Learning how to reuse or re-purpose items is essential to becoming eco-conscious. Reusing items helps reduce negative effects on the environment by avoiding the creation of additional waste. Rather than throwing things out, it’s essential to find ways to reuse them or create a multi-purpose solution.
Here are ways you can start reusing:
The amount of waste we consume over a lifetime can be reduced simply by practicing recycling. This concept turns materials that would otherwise be thrown away as trash into new products.
You can practice recycling daily to maintain a green home. The first step is making the decision. From there, it’s about learning what it takes and creating a lifestyle that embraces recycling.
Here are ways you can recycle:
In the age of Marie Kondo, more consumers are being inspired to adopt a minimalist lifestyle by creating more orderly spaces. Eliminating items not only brings people joy, but it also helps contribute to a more environmentally sustainable lifestyle.
While landfills increase in volume each year, decluttering can sometimes feel wrong when thinking about additional waste. However, you can leverage clutter-reduction practices that are environmentally friendly.
Here are ways you can declutter:
Plants are critical to supporting life on Earth. They fuel the water cycle, release oxygen, absorb carbon dioxide and provide food for animals and humans. One choice that we can make to better the environment is to take up planting. Whether you have a yard or just a balcony, you can plant a seed and enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Here are ways you can plant:
As landfills continue to increase in waste, it’s important to brainstorm ways we can transform our habits. A useful option in today’s modern world is to think digitally. There are many available opportunities you can take advantage of to reduce your physical consumption.
Here are some ways you can digitize:
Our planet is beautiful, and we should all work to keep it that way. You can celebrate Earth Day this year by beautifying your surroundings in eco-friendly ways. The opportunities are endless.Here are creative ways you can beautify:
Celebrating Earth Day at home doesn’t have to be a big-budget project. You can make small lifestyle changes that have a positive impact in preserving our environment. Most of all, you can start projects with everyday items in your home.
Here are ways you can DIY in an eco-friendly fashion:
9. Green your style:
How we shop and care for our clothing can reduce our carbon footprint. And the good part is that we can still be comfortable and stylish while doing it.
Here are ways you can green your style:
10. Get others involved
Creating eco-friendly habits is one way to promote sustainability at home, but you can make a bigger impact by inspiring people to join your efforts. You don’t have to be an activist to do so. Simply, lead by example and spread the word. We always accomplish more when we work together.
Here are ways to get people involved:
At Kforce, we strive to minimize the negative impacts on our environment and carbon footprint. We believe good businesses are environmentally conscious and responsible for the regular evaluation of eco-friendly approaches to operations.