Celebrate Earth Day Wednesday, April 22



Earth Day is a time when people from all over the world unite to celebrate the earth and appreciate its beauty. Founded in 1970, Earth Day was first organized in “to promote ecology and respect for life on the planet as well as to encourage awareness of the growing problems of air, water and soil pollution.”  Much progress has been made over these last 45 years, but there is lots more to do.


What will you do to celebrate? You can…..


– Plant a tree – it’s spring!

– Sow some seeds for your garden

– Visit a local farm

– Change a conventional light bulb to an energy-saving compact fluorescent or LED

– Pick up litter on the beach

– Take part in a trash pick-up

– Use a travel mug rather than a styrofoam cup for your coffee-to-go

– Drink from a reusable, BPA-free water bottle

– Recycle newspapers, bottles and cans

– Start a compost bin in your backyard for kitchen waste

– Make a commitment to drive less and carpool or walk more

– Take public transportation

– Shorten your shower by one minute

– Shut down your computer for one hour

– Pick up roadside trash

– Attend an Earth Day event in your area or volunteer

– Include your kids and grandkids and teach them about the importance of protecting our beautiful earth

– Serve an Earth dinner with local, organic ingredients; use candlelight


Coincidentally, I will be moving into our just built, energy-efficient, healthy green home, which after several years of designing, permitting, living in rentals and dealing with the headaches of building, is at last ready. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Earth Day!

More blogs to come about what makes our new home green. Stay tuned…..


Some information compiled from: http://www.timanddate.com/


For more green tips, visit greenwithbetsy.com.


6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by amy nachman on April 15, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    lots of great tips, betsy – and congrats on your new home.


  2. Posted by Tudy & David Hill on April 15, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    good vibes about your move-in date coinciding with EARTH DAY!!! I will be thinking about you all day long… I read something earlier today about picking up trash on a (rails-to-trails) bike trail; i.e., don’t wait for someone else to do it. Your list reminds me again of this simple job, and one I really enjoy doing. But when I have Sammy and poo-bags, etc, I feel like I need another person to hold the litter bag! I also noticed you picking up some cans on one of our walks…so, you are a “do-er”, as well as a “reminder”. Thank you, Betsy.



  3. Happy Earth Day and looking forward to learning more about your new home!


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