Earth Day is just around the corner and Quinn Evans Architects would like to invite you to join us in practicing sustainability.
This event will be celebrated across many cities in the United States and the world, all with their own activities and greening efforts. To help clean the environment, we have come up with the top 10 things you can do on Earth Day to make a difference. We challenge you to do at least one!
BIKE TO WORK
We all know the adverse effects motorized vehicles have on the environment. This coming Earth Day you can choose a different mode of transportation to and from work. The most popular has always been biking, but if you don’t own one, you can also walk, use public transportation, or carpool with a coworker!
24 HOURS IN THE DARK
Commit to living one full day in the dark. You can achieve this by turning off all electronics and light fixtures around your house. Turn off your air conditioner and open a window.
PLANT A TREE
Help clean the air we breathe by planting a tree. You can do this in your backyard or at a park, with the proper permits. Learn how you can plant a tree here.
DONATE TO A LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATION
In the United States, there are hundreds of environmental organizations that use their funds for a variety of projects that include cleanup efforts, green infrastructures, and lobbying for better environmental regulations. Spend some time researching a good fit for you and donate!