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50 Years of Earth Day!
March 19, 2020
What started out as a 1960’s “teach-in” style protest where
thousands of students and residents around the world sat down in the streets on
April 22, 1970, Earth Day has transitioned into a global celebration focused on
public awareness of cleaner and more environmentally responsible living. There
are several ways our actions and choices can impact the environment. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
offers a list
of clean choices people can make, from recycling and gardening to community-wide
sustainable living programs. The EPA also offers a Greenhouse
Gases Equivalencies Calculator that shows the impact of those efforts.
According to the EPA, here are a few ways you can reduce your
- Update your home with energy-efficient
products. There are a variety of energy efficient and connected home
products that can help you manage your energy spend. AEP Energy offers a host
of energy-efficient and connected-home products in AEP Energy Reward Store! Enroll
in a traditional or renewable plan and earn Reward Dollars to redeem in our
- Live sustainably with smart growth
and green program! Using the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s carbon
footprint calculator also allows you to monitor your carbon footprint.
- Choose renewable energy options
for your home, business, and community.
- Create less waste by recycling and
reducing the things you dispose of. This helps reduce the size of landfills and
the methane gas they produce. Make sure to check with your local recycling
program to learn how to recycle properly!
- Recycle paper, plastic, glass, batteries, used
oil and tires
- Compost food and yard waste products
- Dispose of used electronics properly
- Enjoy the great outdoors! Instead
of driving, walk or ride your bike when possible. Enjoy the sunshine and fresh
air. Take your pet for a walk, toss the frisbee with a friend or simply read a
book and enjoy the sun!
Commit to Green!
If you’re interested in taking the next step in lessening your carbon
footprint, learn more about our ECO-Advantage plan and how you can
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