Thinking Green for Earth Day

Think Green Environment Lifestyle

Earth Day takes place each year on the 22nd April. What started in 1970 as a mission to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide has grown into the world's largest environmental movement, with over one billion supporters. The theme for this year's Earth Day is Invest In Our Planet.

The small things we do to be more environmentally responsible add up to make a big difference. It could be buying more organic food, ditching plastic bags for a stylish tote bag, turning off your electrics or supporting public figures who believe in climate change - all these small actions count towards making the world a better, greener place.

At iQ, we have our own Think Green initiative to encourage green living. With thousands of residents at our properties across the UK, building up small habits could make a real impact.

Why not start on Earth Day? Better yet, sign the Think Green pledge and start making small changes now. If your site is among the biggest energy reducers in a quarter, you could win one of five £500 prizes plus a £500 charity donation. Not bad for helping the planet. 

Here are a few ideas to get you started on thinking green:

  • Don’t fill the kettle every time – just boil the water you need for your tea or coffee
  • Wear extra layers before you resort to turning the heating on
  • Switch off lights when you don’t need them
  • Unplug your chargers and don’t leave electrical items on ‘standby’
  • Take shorter showers – even a couple of minutes less makes a big difference

Now is your chance to take action and be a part of the millions around the world making a change. To help, check out some acts of green inspiration here.

Way ahead of us? Tell the world what you’re doing for Earth Day on social media and don't forget to tag us #MyiQLife @iqstudents

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