VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - Earth Day celebrations are taking place this week. For most people the thought of going green seems more like a hassle.
However, you may be surprised to find out it's easier than you think.
"It's important to realize that even little things we do in our daily lives can make a difference," said Candace Minster. Candace is the Garden Manager at the White Violet Center.
Every year, we celebrate Earth Day. You hear of people planting trees and picking up garbage on the side of the road.
However, not everything green has to be a chore. In fact, one of the easiest ways involves something we all do everyday, eating.
With farmer's markets popping up, now is the perfect time to buy foods locally.
"That means there's a lot less fossil fuel that goes into the transportation of that food and you also know who's growing your food and it tastes a lot fresher," said Minster.
Whether you're buying foods at Walmart, or on the corner, try limiting your bags.
Carrying a tote with you is great, but it can be tough. Instead, try just filling your bags to the top. This will avoid empty space and extra bags.
Sometimes going green can even save you money. Going into the hot summer months, make sure you're getting the most energy for your buck.
Leaky windows will let cold air out, leaving lights on wastes electricity, and not shutting off faucets uses unneccesary water. These wastes mean more energy use and higher payments.
Speaking of payments, paying these bills online saves paper and trees.
Doing all these things will help save the earth and your wallet.
However, the biggest reason of all is not one you'll see in your own life, but in the lives of others.
"Most of us plan on having kids or know people who have kids so we know we want our world to be a good place for our kids and grandkids for the next generations," said Minster.
To see a big list of things you can do to help the environment, click here .
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