Earth Day 2012
Mayor McGlynn and the Office of Energy and Environment encourage you to celebrate Earth Day by doing something beneficial for the environment. Below is a list of some activities you can do to help improve and reduce our impact on the environment. And remember Earth Day doesn’t have to be the only day you participate, the more we do the better off our environment will be!
Suggested Earth Day Activities:
Walk to work if you can!
Use a reusable mug as opposed to a disposable cup for your coffeeor tea
Reuse a mug or water bottle for water throughout the day as opposed to buying bottled water
Walk to Medford Square to complete your errands as opposed to driving
Use reusable bags for your groceries
Decline plastic bags for small purchases and either carry them or use a reusable bag
Recycle something instead of throwing it away. Medford makes it easy by allowing you to mix paper, plastic, cans, etc. all in one bin
Take public transportation
Ride a bike to your destination
Car pool with friends as opposed to taking numerous cars
Turn off the lights when you leave a room
Turn off your computer AND monitor at the end of the day
Make sure to turn off sinks after use so they aren’t dripping and water being wasted
Turn off the water while brushing your teeth to conserve water
Turn off the heat and close windows in your office when you leave for the weekend to conserve energy
Consider starting a garden and growing your own vegetables, herbs, and/or flowers
Support local businesses by purchasing locally grown produce and products. Remember the Medford Farmer’s Market opens on June 7th 2012 and will be located at One City Hall Mall, behind City Hall on the corner of Riverside Avenue and Clippership Drive.
Every little bit counts so thanks for your participation and have a great Earth Day!
Mayor McGlynn and the Office of Energy and Environment