As we move further into 2017, the environment becomes an increasingly important topic. As such, there will be plenty of celebrations all around the world for this year’s Earth Day. Here are just a few ways that you can celebrate Earth Day this year.
Leave the car at home
In a show of solidarity, feel free to leave your car home for the day. As we move closer to clean technology, it’s an important step. If you can, try biking or taking public transportation to work.
It sounds gross, but the average shower uses a lot of energy and water, and you can do your part on Earth Day by skipping out on the shower for once. Just be sure to use deodorant!
Write to the government
If you’re unhappy about the current environmental situation, write to your local government, as well as the federal government. Change has to start somewhere.
What better way to celebrate Earth Day than by actually getting out in the environment and doing something to make a difference. There will be plenty of different events going on.
No matter how small of an action you think it is, it’s always better to do something rather than nothing on Earth Day to show your support for cleaning up the environment. We here at Brighton Honda love to see change in action.
It won’t be long before freezing temperatures, sleet, ice and snow make their way. While clearing the windshield ranks very low on our list of ‘favorite things to do,’ there are certain methods that can make the process easier. Here are our tips for de-icing your windshield.
Turn on the defroster. First thing’s first. Start your car and get the defroster running (on high heat). As your car warms up, the heat blown onto your windshield will help melt the ice and snow more quickly.
Scrape the windshield. While the defroster is running, use your ice scraper and brush to remove as much of the snow and ice as possible.
Use de-icer. If you find that a stubborn layer of ice just won’t completely clear, use a de-icing spray on the windshield. The more you use, the less time you’ll have to wait for the solution to melt the ice.
Water works, too. If you don’t have de-icer, you can use lukewarm water to clear ice (never use hot water, as it can crack the cold glass). Make sure to immediately clear the water and residual slush from the windshield to ensure it doesn’t just freeze again, especially in extreme cold.