Earth day falls on April 22nd each year to remind us to treat our planet with love and care. We want to treat our Earth with kindness and this day is a yearly reminder for environmental protection. There are many ways we can show our support for this movement to care for the land we live on.
When it comes to greener thinking and finding ways to reuse everyday items, it just takes a little imagination. Reusing items is better for the environment and helps to reduce waste, and in many ways, it can also reduce everyday spending. Another way to reuse everyday items is to host a neighborhood swap or garage sale. The saying goes, “one man’s junk is another man’s treasure.” No better way to reuse everyday items than to allow them to have new use in another home.
We can reuse glass bottles for candlesticks and when those candles have finished burning, the candle ends can be used as wine corks. Candle stubs are also great ways to start a fire on a cold and blustery night. The glass wine bottle can also serve a new purpose in the home as a makeshift rolling pin when one cannot be found.
Every day, we find something in our home to toss out. Whether it’s old food scraps, paper plates, or junk mail, there are always items being thrown into the garbage can. With companies working harder to use more recyclables in their new products, it is prudent to also follow trend as much as possible. The more we learn how to reuse everyday items, the less of a contribution we make to the landfill. An easy Earth Day Idea for seniors is to reuse and recycle everyday items. An old milk container can be washed out and filled with tap water to save as an emergency supply during the upcoming stormy summer months. Another way to help the earth is to use reusable canvas tote bags when carrying groceries and other purchased items home. Without having to spend an additional dime, simply reusing the paper and plastic bags from previous purchases is an even easier way to recycle.
Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara can provide companionship for senior loved ones who also want to think about greener ways to live and to help them sort through their home for items that can be recycled and reused. It’s helpful to have someone guide through ways to support caring for the Earth. Some families live a long distance from an elderly loved one and worry for their safety so far away. In home elderly help from Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara can bring great peace of mind to you and your family. A trusted caregiver will be available to provide companionship, transportation and personal care services as needed to your loved one on an hourly, daily or weekly basis. There are no contracts to sign, so all services are flexible to meet your loved one’s unique set of needs. All caregivers are carefully matched to your loved one’s needs and personality. In many cases, the caregiver specifically chosen to care for an elderly loved one begins to feel like a part of the family. You will not have to worry about letting a stranger into your loved one’s home. All caregivers from Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara, 805-687-7777, are carefully screened, interviewed, insured and bonded. Your loved one’s safety and privacy are top priorities. Services are available in all areas of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Ynez, and Carpinteria, California.
Earth Day was created to help remind us how precious our world really is. Take the time to look around for trash that gets blown around the neighborhood after windy days that usually comes with spring weather. If there is litter near the home, taking the time to pick it up instead of ignoring it is a great way to help the Earth. This will help to keep your home looking great and is beneficial for the neighborhood as well.