Happy Earth Day!

April 22nd marks the official day that we commemorate the wonderful world of nature. Although we should always live in a way that benefits our environment, it is especially important to be eco-friendly today.

It's not always easy to go green, especially in Amarillo. Our city is so spread out, it's not very easy to walk or bike places instead of driving. However, there are many other ways to show the planet some love.

Here are 5 ways to celebrate Earth Day in Amarillo.

  • 1

    Buy Local Products

    Things like local fruits, veggies, honey, furniture, and anything else produced locally is not only good for the local community, but it helps the environment.

  • 2

    Pick Up Some Trash

    Amarillo has such terrible wind that litter spreads like crazy. You don't necessarily have to go out of your way to remove litter. If you just pick up trash that you see on your regular route throughout the day, you'll make a huge difference.

  • 3

    Water Your Plants With Rainwater

    Amarillo has such scarce moisture throughout the year, but we do get several days of rain during the month of April. If you have a small garden, you can install a simple irrigation system that uses rainwater instead of well water. Not only are you utilizing a natural source, you're conserving public water.

  • 4

    Go To A Shredding Event

    Amarillo is having several document shredding events this weekend. You can take old documents and have them shredded and recycled. It's a much better alternative than throwing papers away and either getting your identity stolen or having paper end up in the landfill.

  • 5

    Turn Off Heating or A/C During the Day

    This time of year, Amarillo is cold in the morning and hot in the afternoon. It can be hard to keep up with the temperature when it comes to heating and cooling your house. The best method to save energy is just to turn your system off while you're at work. The heat outside will keep the house warm, but the cooling in the morning and evening will keep it from getting too hot.