All posts tagged: green living

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 …