Just like you, we are always looking for ways to keep ourselves and our family busy and active as we adjust to the new normal of “Stay home. Stay healthy”. Every day we are giving you a list of 14 things to keep us sharp, in shape, stimulated, busy, or entertained during these unprecedented times. Do one a day for 14 days, or tackle the entire list at once. Just make sure to check back every day for something new.

Happy Earth Day! Today is a day for us to celebrate our planet and do our part to help protect our environment. Today we’re listing 14 ways for you to celebrate Earth Day.

  1. Plant a Garden – Not only will this help the environment, but it can provide your family with healthy food throughout the summer.
  2. Take Shorter, Cooler Showers – Save water and electricity with this easy step.
  3. Plant a Fruit Tree – More trees help our planet and the fruit can provide more healthy food for your family.
  4. Use Eco-friendly Cleaning Products – Avoid the harsh chemicals for your daily cleaning projects.
  5. Buy Reusable Products – There are tons of reusable products that can replace disposables such as grocery bags, silicone food storage bags, washable paper towels, and more.
  6. Add Plants to Your Home – Plants have tons of benefits for your home. They add color, humidity, help regulate temperature, and clean the air in your home.
  7. Drink from the Faucet – Skip plastic bottles and drink from your faucet. You can even attach and easy-to-use filter if you’re concerned about the taste.
  8. Walk or Bike Instead of Drive – If you’re trip is fairly short, consider taking your bike or walking instead of driving.
  9. Make Your Yard Animal Friendly – Add a birdhouse, hummingbird feeder, or bird bath for local the wildlife.
  10. Help the Bees – As many of us know, our bee population needs help. Plant some bee friendly flowers on the side of your house (which will also draw them away from your back yard) and keep a small water supply for them.
  11. Take the Stairs – Skip the elevator or escalator and walk instead.
  12. Skip the Plastic Straws – Instead drink without them or invest in reusable silicone or steel ones.
  13. Go Paperless – Opt-in to paperless whenever you can. Many organizations are happy to send eStatements or eBills rather than mailing hard copies.
  14. Buy Local – Not only does this help reduce your carbon footprint, it also supports your local businesses.

We know things are stressful right now, and you may be worried about your finances. We have solutions available through our Member Assistance Program, designed to support you. We have a range of resources, such as an Emergency Loan Program, Skip-a-Pay, and our Visa Credit Card special, that can help those who have been impacted.