This Spring, Reduce What You Can

March 26, 2010

d2At, our motto is Reduce What You Can, Offset What You Can’t. As we all do a bit of spring cleaning and prepare for Earth Day, I wanted to share some ways to reduce our energy consumption and help our planet.

  1. Use solar garden lanterns instead of conventional lights to highlight your patio or garden – they can last for twenty years! For example, you can use promo code 10OffLampPosts to save 10% on solar lamp posts and get free shipping.
  2. Consider a rain barrel for your side or back yard.  Rain barrels not only curb high water usage, but they decrease the amount of storm water runoff in city drains after heavy rains. Plus, they’re stylish.
  3. Plant a tree! Trees absorb carbon dioxide, control water runoff, and provide a great weekend activity for your family.  If you don’t have space to plant a tree, or to make a donation to support our tree planting effort, please participate in our Million Tree Challenge.

This spring is a great time to celebrate the outdoors by keeping it beautiful, clean, and safe for future generations. Remember to Reduce What You Can, Offset What You Can’t. Happy Spring!