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World Environment Day, June 5th, was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972. The goal of World Environment Day is to encourage people all over the world to do their part when it comes to protecting and preserving our natural world. Many times, when you make an eco-friendly choice, you may feel as though your contribution does not matter. The truth is, however, these small choices and actions add up to a healthier and cleaner planet. In fact, there are many things that you and your elderly loved one can do to help protect and preserve the planet right in your very own home, here are just a few of them you can try this World Environment Day:
Think Before Tossing Items in the Trash
At home, many people have the tendency to throw any kind of waste right in the trash can without giving it a second thought. However, taking a minute or two to think about what you are throwing away can have a big impact on our landfills that are quickly filling up. When you have a piece of trash, ask yourself, can this be recycled? Can it be used for another purpose? Can it be donated to someone in need? If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, don’t throw it in the trash!
Use Reusable Items Instead of Disposable
Today, there are many products on the market that add a lot of convenience to our lives, but they add a lot of waste to landfills. Are there items that you and your elderly loved one use at home that have a reusable alternative? Switching to reusable items such as refillable water bottles, cloth napkins, and rags instead of paper towel can save pounds and pounds of waste every year. Yes, there will be more washing involved, but there will certainly be less trips out to the trash can or dumpster!
Plant a Garden
One of the best ways to give back to our planet is by planting a garden. In addition, gardening is a relaxing and fun activity that many elderly adults enjoy doing. Planting seeds and plants makes your yard and neighborhood look beautiful and it provides a home and food for wildlife in your area. Whether you choose to plant flowers, vegetables, or both, your loved one and the planet will both benefit from this effort.
If you or an aging loved one are in need of home care in Palm City, FL or the surrounding areas, contact the caring professionals at Treasure Coast Home Health Care. Call today at (772) 678-3324.
We are licensed by the Agency for Healthcare Administration in Florida. As a licensed nurse registry, we refer private duty caregivers to clients in need of personal care services and assistance with every day activities. We are providers of medical and non-medical health care services.
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