It's Earth Day 2020! Here's How to Celebrate From Home!

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CT DEEP's Environmental Tips for Earth Day and Every Day!

  • Do you know how much energy you lose through leaky doors, windows and other areas of your home? Through the Home Energy Solutions program you can receive an energy audit where a professional seals air leaks, installs compact florescent bulbs, provides water conservation devices, offers financial incentives and more.
  • Kick the water bottle habit. Buy a reusable container and fill it with tap water.
  • Have a painting project in mind? Use paints with low or no volatile organic compounds. Learn about the Product Stewardship Council program on managing leftover paint.
  • Turn your spoils into soil. Compost your food scraps.
  • Flush only human waste and toilet paper in the toilet. Flushing cleaning wipes can cause sewage back-up at pumping stations that pollute our water.
  • Follow these tips for reducing water consumption at home.
  • Go native! Purchase Connecticut grown local food and support local farms and farmer's markets.
  • Hang your wash outside to dry. You’ll save lots of energy and wear and tear on your clothes and bedding.

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Here's a quick way to teach the kids about recycling, all while thanking our essential workers:

Hartford Celebrates Earth Day

From April 22-29, 2020 there’s an exciting lineup of forward-thinking speakers celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day!

Come join the Mayor‘s Office of Sustainability and friends across the community for a virtual Earth fest. We’ll hear from local environmental champions, leaders, researchers, and organizers envisioning a brighter future with YOU.

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