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/
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