Your Planet Needs You: 20 Things You Can Do

In Colorado Springs, CO I have a good friend who forwarded me an email about the Springs Sustainability Snapshot Contest, which is brought to us by the Colorado Springs Office of Innovation and Sustainability. Does your city have an office of Innovation and Sustainability?
If you live in Colorado Springs, you’re gonna want to know about this. If you live somewhere else, you’re going to want to contact your city officials and have them run a similar contest. There’s financial prizes! Plus some great tips I’m going to share with you right now; you can enter the contest if your’re from Colorado Springs, CO.

Here’s the list of ‘things you can do’ developed by our marvelous Colorado Springs Office of Innovation and Sustainability!

20 Things You Can Do

Make a pledge for Earth Month and upload a pic of yourself with your pledge.

Shop with a reusable bag.

Ride a bus/bike/walk/carpool/otherwise reduce fuel consumption.

Attend an Earth Month event (PikesPeakEarthDay.org calendar).

Pick up litter in a park (Extra points for dog poo).

Use a reusable bottle.

Rescue a recyclable out of the trash.

Enjoy locally-sourced food or beverage.

Take a photo with an energy-saving LED streetlight.

Great Gardening-Start window garden or seedlings or work in a local garden.

Kill a phantom electrical load.

Creative reuse for a non-recyclable.

Use a Greener Corners bin

Volunteer in the community.

Take a photo with a LEED-rated facility.

Take a photo of any renewable energh.

Shop/donate at a second-hand retail(Goodwill/ARC/Re-Store/etc.) or check out a book from the “green books” list at the library.

Check tire pressure/purchase sustainable seafood/change a light bulb/replace a cleaning product with a GREEN cleaning product.

Water reduction: change a shower head, use a shower timer, or check your toilet for leaks.

Sustainovation Challenge: what did we forget?

If you click on the image at the top, it will take you to the Colorado Springs Office of Innovation and Sustainability where you can find ‘details’ for the contest.

Happy Sustainability Trails!