4 Easy Green Things For You To Do On The Summer Solstice

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The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere.  Why?  This is the day when Earth's axis tilts directly towards the sun.  The summer solstice occurs this Saturday, June 21, at exactly 6:51 a.m. EST.  The longest day of the year can also be your greenest. Here are a few quick things you can do…
 
Plant a Tree with TreePeople
Planting a tree on Summer Solstice is great way to show green thumb and spend some time with your family.  If you are able to do this each year, it can become a great backdrop for an annual family photograph.  Learn more from TreePeople.org.
 
Create a Compost Pile
Food Waste makes up 20 to 30 percent of what we throw away.  Compost piles take that waste and turn it into organic compost, which is ideal food for plants to grow.  This can hep with that new tree you just planted.  Learn more from the EPA here.
 
Create a Recycling Area
A great project is creating a recycling area in your house.  Too often, the wrong items, such as e-waste, are disposed in the wrong.  If you can create an area in a garage with dedicated bins for different types of waste, you will help everything find its right place – and non if it ending up it landfills. You can see some creative bin ideas here.
 
Go Solar
Going solar is a simple as installing solar powered lights around your house, or as advanced as installing solar panels on your roof.  Fortunately, solar is now widely available – which is good for your family and the planet.

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