The phrase “living green” can sometimes be a little daunting. How does one make more sustainable, environmentally friendly choices while keeping up with busy schedules, family responsibilities, work demands, and also saving a little downtime for yourself?

This Earth Month, try these seven simple swaps to have a positive impact on the environment without having a negative impact on your sanity:

  1. LED bulbs: Replace regular light bulbs with energy-efficient, longer-lasting LED bulbs to reduce your energy footprint AND your electricity cost.
    #GreenSwap: 1 LED light bulb = 21 incandescent bulbs
  2. Reusable water bottles: Buy a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated instead of relying on plastic bottles.
    #GreenSwap: 1 reusable water bottle = over 1,400 plastic water bottles
  3. Reusable shopping tote: More than 500 billion plastic bags are littering the globe. Choose a reusable shopping tote for a sturdier and more environmentally friendly shopping option.
    #GreenSwap: 1 reusable shopping tote = 700 disposable plastic bags
  4. Reusable kitchen cloths: These reusable wipes can be washed up to 300 times and can be composted when they get too old, eliminating the need for paper towels.
    #GreenSwap: 1 biodegradable kitchen cloth = 15 rolls of paper towels
  5. Dryer balls: Dryer balls offer a more energy-efficient alternative to fabric softener sheets by improving circulation in your dryer, reducing the amount of time it takes clothes to dry.
    #GreenSwap: 1 dryer ball = 1,000 fabric softener sheets
  6. Power strips: Power strips with an on/off switch can save you money on your electric bill and conserve energy, as electronics continue to suck electricity when they’re plugged in.
    #GreenSwap: 1 power strip = over $100 saved in electrical bills annually
  7. Biofuels: Swap regular gasoline for high-octane E15 to reduce your carbon emissions and save money at the pump!
    #GreenSwap: E15 = 43% less carbon emissions than regular fuel
  8. Bonus #GreenSwap: E15 = 5 to 10 cents cheaper than regular fuel

Simple, green swaps – like fueling up with cleaner-burning biofuels instead of regular gasoline – can be easy choices that make a big difference this Earth Month.

Help us spread the word by sharing this post on Facebook and Twitter, then start making an impact by filling up with the greener choice at your nearest station!

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