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Earth Day Tips for Your Home!

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Happy Earth Day from OHKA!

Here at OHKA, we help our community improve their health through their homes and everyday practices we can all implement. Here’s a list to get you started on improving your health, home, and your planet!

  1. Use a green cleaning solution. You can easily make your own using one part vinegar to one part water, and adding essential oils for your chosen scent. It’s a great all-purpose cleaning solution that saves you money and saves you from having to use heavy chemicals that can exacerbate asthma symptoms!

  2. Swap out your light bulbs for energy efficient ones. They use much less electricity than incandescent ones, saving you lots of money in the long run!

  3. Cut down on the trash and clutter in your home. The less trash you use, the less likely pests will come to visit, and reduced clutter in your home means less trip and fall hazards for you or loved ones.

  4. Clean up your neighborhood. Take a walk with a bag for recyclables and a bag for trash. Cleaning up our neighborhoods helps clean up our health too!

  5. Consider reusable utensils, bottles, and containers. This reduces the clutter in our homes and the trash in our landfills!

  6. Utilize air-purifying plants. Not everyone can spring for the cost of an air purifier, and air-purifying houseplants are more cost effective and natural! Check out this list of air purifying plants: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/indoor-plants-air-purifying-remove-toxins_l_5cab6e5fe4b02e7a705b9c92

These are just a few ideas to get you started. Tag us on social media and use the hashtag #HealthyHomeHeroes to show us how you’re celebrating Earth Day in your home!

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The work that we do has helped me realize how a team of a few dedicated people can really impact a community. Because of the work that we do every day, thousands of kids have homes that aren't poisoning them and bright futures centered in a healthy environment.

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