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Earth Day Plant a Tree

Deliver Me a Tree for Earth Day

Did you know that more than one billion people around the world are expected to celebrate Earth Day this year? That’s a whole lot of lightbulbs changed, solar panels installed, and new trees planted. If, like a lot of us here at TaskRabbit HQ, you need a little help getting an actual tree to your domicile to celebrate, have no fear — TaskRabbits can help. Hire a TaskRabbit to go to the local nursery or home store to find you a tiny little orange, maple, fig, or whatever type of tree your heart desires. They can also grab shovels, soil, and whatever else you need to plant and protect your little tree. And yes, they can even help with the planting itself if you need. Once your little tree matures, it can produce up to 260 pounds of oxygen, remove ozone pollutants from the lower atmosphere, and cut between 35 and 800 pounds of carbon dioxide from the air every year. And all you have to do is post a tree delivery task today. Need …

10 Tasks to Try For Earth Day

Oh Earth Day – a glorious cause for celebration that somehow always leaves people feeling guilty for not being better environmental stewards year-round. This weekend, we hope you join us in just saying “no” to feeling bad. With diverse skills ranging from sewing and cooking to household repairs and gardening, there’s an army of TaskRabbits standing by to take on our carbon footprints. Here are ten of our favorite TaskRabbit-assisted Earth Day activities: 1. “Plant a tree.” This traditional way to celebrate Earth Day isn’t just symbolic. Trees produce oxygen, absorb carbon dioxide, and help prevent soil erosion. Plus, if you plant a fruit-bearing tree, you save money and cut down on the carbon footprint associated with your diet (no more trucking lemons in from Florida). If you don’t have time (or don’t know how) to plant a tree yourself, hire a TaskRabbit with a green thumb to help you out. 2. “Change all my lightbulbs.” By now, you’ve probably heard the stats on energy efficient light bulbs a million times. They use about 75% …

TaskRabbit RoundUp: Earth Day Edition

Earth Day… a day to promote awareness and appreciation for our planet’s natural resources. Many celebrate the day by planting trees, adopting new green habits or by recommitting to recycling. Here are 3 ways to honor Earth Day in less than 5 minutes. Live green efficiently! The Earth Day Network recognizes that there is power in numbers and is currently promoting their A Billion Acts of Green movement. The goal of this campaign is to gather 1 billion pledges from people who are committing to making a difference. If you’re adopting more green activities, spend a few seconds to share your idea or browse the community to see what others are doing. Every pledge counts! Recycling paper or bottles is already something most people have experience doing, but other items like batteries, chemicals or metals are more complicated to recycle and often end up in landfills. Sites, like Earth911.com, have helped millions of Americans find recycling centers for even the most obscure items. Earth911 also made iRecycle, a free app for the iPhone and Android. …

Earth Day Tips: Save Time, Save Money and, while your at it, Save the Earth!

Happy Earth Day! To celebrate, we wanted to share some tips and tricks that’ll help reduce your carbon footprint, but also can save you time and money – a win for you and this planet we call home! What is a carbon footprint anyway? A carbon footprint is a measure of the impact an individual has on the environment. We leave a larger footprint if we pollute or consume many natural resources. Carbon emissions are pollutants and are dangerous to people, our pets and the environment. Earth Day serves as a friendly reminder that we all have a responsibility to reduce our carbon footprint. You don’t need to install solar panels or buy an electric vehicle to better the environment. If you use gasoline, water or electricity (and really, who doesn’t?), you can make an impact today. Below are a few tips to get you going: Gasoline Driving is time consuming, costly and produces a high volume of carbon emissions. The average American spends over 100 hours commuting to work each year. Couple that with …