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5 Eco-Friendly Changes You Can Do on Earth Day

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5 Eco-Friendly Changes You Can Do on Earth Day

Public education about the current state of our environmental problems and changes aimed toward achieving sustainability has never been more important. Earth Day gives us a chance to reflect and do something about the issues that our planet is facing today. If you haven’t started doing your part yet, then this year’s Earth Day on April 22nd is the best time to do it.


5 Ways to Make Eco-Friendly Changes on Earth Day

You can find plenty of ways to help preserve our environment. People from all over the world should start living greener because it’s the only way to save our home planet. Goodwill Car Donations shares five simple ideas that will allow you to make eco-friendly changes that matter:

  1. Dump the plastic straws.

Did you know that marine creatures from all over the world pay the price each time we carelessly dispose of plastic products that take hundreds of years to degrade? Excessive and irresponsible disposal of plastics not only destroys these creatures’ natural habitat but also kills them.

Even if you’re only using a few plastic straws each week, you’re one of the millions who are using the same thing for their drinks. Consider switching to eco-friendly and reusable straws that are available in the nearest store. This may be a small step, but it makes a huge difference in reducing the use of plastic.

  1. Use rechargeable batteries.

Batteries are made of chemicals that are extremely toxic and cause a variety of problems to both the soil and water. If you must use batteries, try using the rechargeable ones. You’ll not only help save the environment, but you’ll also get to save money that you may use to buy new batteries.

  1. Bring your reusable grocery bags.

While it might be more convenient to just ask the grocer at the grocery store to put your groceries in a paper or plastic bag, it’s more eco-friendly to take your reusable bags with you. This way, you can help lessen waste production and work toward living a zero-waste lifestyle.

  1. Switch to cleaning cloths.

Paper towels are often used to wipe something off the table or any surface. But when you think about it, people use thousands of paper towel rolls every day, and that means more trees being cut down to supply the demand. You can help solve this problem by switching to cleaning cloths instead, like during the old days.

  1. Do your laundry at night.

Energy costs are known to be lower at night. You can use this to your advantage by doing your own laundry at night instead of waiting for the weekend. You can further help reduce the carbon emissions by using cold water and cold-water detergent to wash your clothes.


Give Hope to the Disadvantaged People in Your Community

Did you know that donating your old commuter car to Goodwill Car Donations is also an eco-friendly contribution to a cleaner environment since it will rid the roads of at least one inefficient and smoke-belching vehicle? Gas guzzlers that fail to meet government emission standards cause more pollution than you can imagine.

Aside from making a positive impact on the environment, donating a vehicle to us will also open more doors of opportunities for learning and employment in your local community. This will greatly benefit those who are hampered by disabilities and other disadvantages that prevent them from harnessing their full potential.

We’ll auction off your donated vehicle and use the generated proceeds to support the community-based programs and services of the Goodwill organizations in your area. These IRS-approved 501(c)3 nonprofits provide disadvantaged individuals with job training, employment opportunities, livelihood assistance, and other critical community-building support services.

As a valued donor, you’ll enjoy free towing services, as well as a chance to reduce your tax burden in the next tax season courtesy of the 100-percent tax-deductible receipt that we will send to you following the sale of your vehicle.

We accept nearly all types of vehicles whether in good running condition or not.

Visit our FAQs page to find out more details about our vehicle donation program. If you have questions, call us at 866-233-8586 or leave us a message here.


Be a Blessing to Your Community Today

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If you have a clunker that you want to part ways with, you have what it takes to become a blessing to the people in your community. Take part in our vehicle donation program now by calling 866-233-8586 or filling out our online donation form now!