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America Recycles Day At Home

America Recycles Day happens annually on November 15. It is a national holiday, which started in 1994, that was created to encourage Americans to protect the environment and create a more sustainable planet. This year, there may be less sustainable activities we can all do to celebrate the holiday but there are still plenty of options for us to do our part to raise awareness of the importance of recycling and living a more sustainable lifestyle. Below outlines some activities we can do this year, even with the pandemic, to celebrate America Recycles Day.

Raise Awareness

Learning more about how to recycle properly and then sharing your knowledge with others is an easy way to celebrate America Recycles Day. Raising awareness on social media or with your friends and loved ones that you are in contact with is a great and safe way to still practice social distancing and recognize the holiday.

Recycle Properly

Learning more ways that you can recycle properly and how your household can recycle more often is another great way that you can participate in America Recycles Day. Utilize our recycle guide to learn what you can and cannot recycle in your Lakeshore carts.

Reduce Consumption

Finding ways to use less resources and reuse items more can help you become more sustainable and can be another easy way to celebrate America Recycles Day. Upcycling, reusing and repurposing items as well as simply consuming less are all great ways to do our part to help preserve the environment

Sustainability is Lakeshore’s mission and part of our core identity. Lakeshore encourages others to recycle as much as possible and we actually divert over 40% of material that would normally go to a landfill and recycle that material. This is why Lakeshore celebrates America Recycles Day every year to help raise awareness of the importance of recycling.

America Recycles Day is the perfect opportunity to reflect on all of our sustainability efforts and recycling habits to find more ways that we can make a difference, as well as celebrate the impact that we have done so far to preserve the planet. Spreading the word about America Recycles Day and recycling awareness is a crucial part of celebrating the holiday. When more people learn how to recycle properly, we all benefit from a healthier Earth.

For the week leading up to America Recycles Day, Lakeshore will be posting on our Facebook and Twitter social media accounts different ways that we can recycle more efficiently and properly to help celebrate America Recycles Day. These tips will include the hashtag #AmericaRecyclesDayAtHome to recognize that even though we all have to stay home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we can all still do our part to be sustainable and recycle more.

Earth Day Activities At Home

Earth Day is April 22nd and with the coronavirus, COVID-19, still spreading around the world, many people are staying home and social distancing to reduce the spread of the virus. This means that many Earth Day activities that would normally take place are cancelled to help meet the guidelines for social distancing and sheltering in place. However, there are still things that you can do to help the planet from the comfort of your own home. Below are a few suggestions to do your part in helping the planet while minimizing the spread of COVID-19.

  • Start a garden in your backyard

Starting your own garden can be a great way to bond with your family at home while also helping the planet more. Having your own garden can help reduce your environmental footprint while also building memories with your family. Planting trees on your property is also a great environmental alternative to starting your own garden.

  • Start a compost pile

Creating your own compost pile can help reduce the amount of food and yard waste that is taken to landfills and can also be a great way to spend your time while sheltering in place with your family. Then use your compost to enhance your garden soil.

  • Make crafts with recycled materials

With kids staying home from school, a great way for them to spend some of their time at home is by making different crafts. To be more sustainable, make sure they only used recycled materials to benefit the planet. This is also a great time to explain to them why recycling is important.

These activities not only increase family time but also benefit the planet. Earth Day can still be celebrated even at home and it is important to always consider your actions and think about if they are beneficial to the environment and how you can continue to do your part to help our planet. If you have any activities that you plan on doing for Earth Day at home this year, tag us on social media and use the hashtag #EarthDayAtHome.

Earth Day At Home

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted many people all around the world. From closing nonessential businesses to having people stay home and practice social distancing, the coronavirus has dramatically changed our lives. However, even with all of this uncertainty, we can each do our part to help the planet from within our homes.

Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22 and this year marks its 50th anniversary. On April 22, 1970, approximately 20 million people participated in the first Earth Day by gathering in the streets of the United States to protest the industrial revolution. As a result, an environmental movement was born and is now celebrated annually. It is a time to reflect on ways to protect our planet and recommit to a sustainability-first mindset.

This year, it is important to remember to continue protecting the Earth while keeping yourself, your loved ones and our community safe during the coronavirus pandemic. No matter if your sustainability actions are big or small, they add up to make a lasting impact.

To celebrate our sustainability-first mindset, Lakeshore will continue to celebrate Earth Day for the entire month of April. This highlights our commitment to protecting the earth through our recycling diversion practices and year-round sustainability efforts. Lakeshore makes sure to provide environmentally responsible waste and recycling solutions to customers in order to do our part to help our planet.

With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Lakeshore is focusing on what we can all do from the confines of our homes to help the planet. Using more eco-friendly products or planting a garden are but two great ways to be more sustainable at home.

When we take care of ourselves, we take care of the planet and during this time that is what is needed most. Staying home as much as possible, especially if you are sick, social distancing when you must go out, and following the guidelines by the CDC to help stop the spread of the coronavirus are also essential ways that you can help our planet in this crisis while also participating in Earth Day this year.

Throughout the month of April and leading up to Earth Day, Lakeshore’s Facebook and Twitter accounts will be highlighting ways that you can participate in Earth Day from your home. Sustainability efforts are needed now more than ever and it is important to remember that your actions do make a difference. You can share with us what you’re doing this year for Earth Day with the hashtag #EarthDayAtHome.