How Are You Honoring Earth Month?
Everyone knows April 22 is Earth Day, but as the home to nearly 8 billion of us humans, it deserves our attention all month long (and every other day of the year, if we’re being honest). Did you know 2020 marks the 50th year of Earth Day? If you haven’t before, now’s the time to do something special to celebrate the planet.
We may not be able to volunteer in our communities or attend organized gatherings right now, but we can still honor the Earth while safely social distancing. Here are a few easy ways to reduce your carbon footprint from home:
- Turn off the lights. Make a habit of turning lights off whenever you exit a room for increase energy savings to benefits both your wallet and the planet.
- Shorten your shower. A shower can use up to 5 gallons of water per minute. Knock off a minute or two and you could save 5 to 10 gallons per day!
- Unplug your devices. Electronics use energy when plugged in, even if they’re powered down.
- Eat nutritious mushrooms. Mushrooms are healthy on the plate and gentle on the planet. They are considered one of the most sustainably produced foods in the U.S. because they require so little water, energy and space to grow. In fact, just one acre of land can produce up to 1 million pounds of mushrooms annually.
Since mushrooms are an ideal Earth Month ingredient, we pulled together some nutritious “green” mushroom recipes you can cook up all month long.
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