Today, June 5th, the world celebrates World Environment Day! Since 1974, on this day, the United Nations has encouraged and promoted awareness and ways we can all help to take care of the environment.
One of our missions at River Legacy is conservation and preservation of the lands around the Trinity River. While not everyone can be involved in taking care of the forest, there are a few steps that you can take at home to be good stewards of the environment, especially on this very special day:
- When doing laundry, try using your washer and drier only when you have a full load. You can help conserve water this way!
- When watering your yard, do it in the early morning when it is cooler. If you do it in the middle of the day, the water will evaporate quickly. This is especially true during this hot season.
- Try taking shorter showers as to conserve more water and replace your shower head with a low flow shower head!
- Drink out of reusable water bottles versus plastic! Plastic takes thousands of years to decompose.
- When at the office or school, try printing double-sided as to conserve paper. The less paper we waste, the less trees we are wasting.
- Disconnect electrical appliances. Having them plugged in only uses up electricity. For example, your TV or computer when you’re not using them.
Starting in the Fall, we will have a new program dubbed Conservation Saturdays. This program will be centered around specific things we can do to help conserve natural resources such as water as well as all aspects of the forest. Stay tuned for more information in the next couple of weeks!