It's a cliche, but Earth Day is every day at The Daily Green. But we believe Earth Day is particularly important because it's a time to engage people who aren't living a green lifestyle the other 364 days. If you're just getting interested in the environment -- whether because of Earth Day or something else -- here are some good places to start.
30+ Green Tips That Save You Money
If you have a friend who doesn't love the Earth but loves saving money, recommend some of these tips.
5 Easy First Steps for Going Green
If you're just getting started, start here.
10 Idiot-Proof Eco-Tips
If you're having trouble going green, these tips are for you. They're for everyone. They're that easy.
15 Simple Steps You Can Take to REALLY Help the Environment
The Daily Green teamed up with the NRDC to produce these tips, which highlight simple steps and match them to real environmental benefits. For instance, if we all requested that we stop receiving junk mail -- which you can do quickly online -- it would save 53 million trees and 56 billion gallons of water.
Do a Home Energy Audit
This DIY test will help you identify ways you can save energy -- and money -- all year long. It's a great Earth Day activity!
Make Your Own Green Cleaners
Many off-the-shelf cleansers are more expensive and more toxic than necessary. Use this guide to make your own simple nontoxic cleansers.
7 Simple Home Money Savers
Just what it sounds like, this feature will help you save energy and money at home.
Make A Green Investment These six tips are sound investments for your home that will pay themselves off over time.
Swap an Incandescent Lightbulb for a CFL
Compact fluorescent bulbs like the 10 featured here can fit any lamp. Choose to switch a fixture that gets regular use, and which you tend to leave on for 15 minutes or more during average use.
5 Ways to Save Water
From fixing leaks to installing new water-efficient fixtures, these tips will have you saving water (and in many cases, cash) in no time.
The Earth Month Diet
These 18 steps will show you how to reduce the environmental impact of your food choices, today and every day.
The Real Food Diet This simple plan showcases superfoods that are packed with the most nutrition, and pair each with healthy delicious recipes.
How to Start an Organic Garden
It's easier than you think -- and a great way to give back to the Earth in a way that rewards you with a physical and emotional bellyful.
Garden for Wildlife
While you're thinking about your lawn and garden, consider these tips from the National Audubon Society to make your land attractive to birds and other wildlife.
The Dirty Dozen Foods to Buy Organic
Ready to start buying organic food, which will result in less pesticide and fertilizer use, less water pollution and less soil degradation? Start here with the 12 fruits and vegetables most likely to be contaminated with pesticide residue.
Plan a Seasonal Meal Tonight
These recipes are delicious, nutritious -- and full of fresh ingredients that are in season in the Spring. If it's in season, it hasn't been trucked or flown across the Earth to reach your grocery store.
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