Facts About World Earth Day
- It was first celebrated on April 22, 1970
- On the first Earth Day, 20 million Americans protested outside against environmental ignorance
- Earth Day was founded by Gaylord Nelson whilst working as a US senator
- On Earth Day 2012,
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World Earth Day in Your Shed
Before we leave you to get your thinking hat on, let’s have a look at some little hacks you can use in your shed on World Earth Day.
Be energy efficient
Reducing your energy consumption can decrease your carbon footprint. And you’ll feel a little swell in your wallet to boot!
So, if you’ve got a wooden or metal shed that you often get cold in, think about:
- Installing double-glazing
- Caulking the base
- Insulating with wool, fibreglass batts, or even bubble wrap!
- Using a small electric heater or a tubular-heater
- Buying a draught excluder
- Sealing window frame gaps with expanding foam
Regulating your shed’s temperature can save both money and the planet in the long run. And if you want more tips on insulating your shed, check out our guide.
Get your bike out
You could save money on petrol if your work is close enough. And with everyone working from home – there’s no excuse!
Either way, getting your bike out more often can help reduce the number of emissions you’re contributing this Earth Day. Plus, getting your bike out of the shed for a bit means you can see if it’s contributing to any damp.
That’s right, even moist tools and equipment can affect your shed with damp. If you want to read more about how to solve this problem, check out this handy guide.
Use earth-friendly cleaners
When treating and staining sheds or treating mildew, we can forget about just how many chemicals we’re using.
If you’re not careful when treating your outdoor garden buildings, these chemicals might bond to surrounding plants.
So instead, why not mix up some earth-friendly cleaners for mould and damp this Earth Day?
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