Earth Day 2021
Simple, creative ways to reduce your environmental impact

To celebrate Earth Day 2021, Andrea Shoaf, a Senior GRESB Specialist at Goby, highlights a few creative and simple changes that you can make to your personal routine that can have a big impact on reducing your environmental impact.

Video transcript:

Hi. I'm Andrea Shoaf. Here at Goby, ESG is not just a job for us, but it's also a way of life.

With Earth Day just around the corner, we thought it would be ideal to share some cool ideas on how to celebrate Earth Day at home and make ESG a bit more personal.

This year, Earth Day is Thursday, April 22nd. While there are so many awesome ideas out there, we've put together just a short list of ideas that are easy to implement, yet still result in big changes.

Turn off the faucet. Just by shutting off the faucet when you brush your teeth or soaping up your hands, you can save up to eight gallons of water a day.

Unplug appliances when not use. Also known as vampire power, according to Cornell University, vampire power can cost the average home up to $200 a year.

Collect rainwater. Collect rainwater and use it to water your gardens. There are many Do It Yourself rain collection systems that you can build, or just as easily purchase one that's already made if do-it-yourself isn't your thing.

Compost. Those coffee grounds that go into the trash every day can be used to help out your garden. Food scraps make up to about 30% of what we throw away. What better way to celebrate Earth Day by reducing what goes into the landfill and instead using it to help make a vegetable or flower garden flourish.

Stop using plastic water bottles. Buy a reusable water bottle, decorate it with stickers, make it your own. Help reduce the amount of plastic that we are putting into the landfills.

This Earth Day, commit to making an impactful change. Pick one, pick all of them, and make every day this year Earth Day.