Earth Day, coming up on April 22nd, is a fantastic opportunity for everyone to really recognize and realize just how large each of our environmental footprints are. It also gives all of us a chance to come together as a global community to improve our natural world and leave it better off for future generations.

Here are five ways to celebrate Earth Day at home and do your part!

Create your own homemade (and environmentally friendly) cleaning products

We all know that the traditional cleaning supplies we use on a regular basis are filled with all kinds of strange and potentially toxic chemicals– and yet we use them because they get the job done.

Next Earth Day, consider making your own homemade and environmentally friendly cleaning products that are just as powerful but do not have the same kind of negative impact on the environment. Common household ingredients like baking soda, lemon, and vinegar are effective all-natural cleaning alternatives.

Plant a tree (or a small forest)

Earth Day is all about really embracing everything that our natural world has to offer us, and there’s no better way to honor our natural world than by supporting our environment with a new tree. Plant a single tree – or a dozen or so and create your own little forest – and you’ll really be honoring the tradition and spirit of Earth Day at your own home. Plus, you can take the opportunity to shop local and buy from an Ottawa-based nursery.

Go for a bike ride

Our vehicles are far and away one of our largest pollutants, and that this is why you’re going to want to commit to using your bike on the Earth Day as opposed to your gas guzzling vehicle – just to give the environment at least a little bit of a break. If the entire world set aside their keys for 24 hours and committed to cleaner energy-powered transportation, who knows how much of a positive impact we’d have on our planet.

Recycle all of your old electronics

Our old electronics are loaded with all kinds of nasty chemicals and materials and they need to be disposed of properly. The odds are pretty good that you have a pile of old electronics that can be recycled but haven’t been quite yet, so make sure that you get a jump on this at your earliest opportunity. The best junk removal service will be able to help you get rid of your old electronics and e-waste with no headache or hassle!

Investigate everything that solar power has to offer

Finally, it’s always a good idea to use the Earth Day reminder as a chance to investigate everything that solar power has to offer. Research small solar panels and find out just how much you’ll be able to lessen your dependency on “the grid.”

From the entire Capital Junk team to you, we wish you a Happy Earth Day!

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