Are you looking to participate in Earth Day this year? Join the community of Okotoks on April 22nd and celebrate Earth Day! Okotoks strives towards sustainability, and Earth Day is a great day to focus on how to keep our environment clean, sustainable and how to solve pollution issues. A great source to find ways to participate in Earth day is to visit http://www.earthday.ca/
There are many Okotoks homes for sale that are designed to be earth and energy friendly. At Ranchers’ Rise, our new home developers use materials that are designed to keep heating and cooling costs down and materials that are earth friendly.
Some simple ways to celebrate Earth Day are:
- Buy only things you need, not things you want. Check second hand stores before buying new.
- Use LED lights and weatherstrip windows and doors.
- For winter heating keep the thermostat set to 19 or 20 deg C, and in the summer to 24 or 25 deg C.
- Vacation and travel closer to home, carpool.
- Ride a bike or walk instead of driving.
- When driving, turn car off instead of idling, and make sure tires are at correct pressure.
- Buy local vegetables and fruit, eat only what is currently in season. Reduce meat consumption.
- Make homemade cleaners using vinegar, baking soda and water, or purchase natural cleaners.
- Wash clothes in cold water and hang to dry.
- Donate usable items instead of throwing them away.
- Dispose of batteries and electronics by dropping them off at hazardous waste depots or recyclers.
Earth Day is a great reminder that spring is here and summer is just around the corner! This is a busy time for home builders as well as people looking at Okotoks homes for sale and hoping to purchase a new home in time for summer!
We have beautiful show homes for viewing if you are looking to move to Okotoks. Please contact us today to make an appointment!