Earth Day 2019
Monday • April 22nd
Meaningful, fun ways to celebrate
Earth Day is a great opportunity to get
involved with environmental efforts.
T H I N K & L I V E GREEN
Earth Day is a celebration of the planet that
people, plants and animals call home. First celebrated
in 1970, Earth Day was established
to demonstrate support for environmental
protection, and events are held each
year on April 22. It is now coordinated
globally by the Earth Day Network
and celebrated in more than
People may wonder what
they can do at a local level to
make Earth Day a larger part of
their lives. Here are just a few
great ways to embrace Earth Day.
· Make it a point to bike or walk
to school or work. If conditions are
prohibitive, carpool to cut down on
less emissions in the air.
· Recycle e-waste in your home. E-waste
is considered outdated electronic appliances
that are no longer used. The Environmental Protection
Agency suggests e-waste is the fastest growing waste stream
in the world.
· Invest in a reusable coffee cup or water bottle. This can
reduce the amount of trash that ultimately ends up in the environment.
· Connect with nature by turning off electronics for the
day and getting outside. Head to a park or nature trail
and immerse yourself in the great outdoors.
· Do something as simple as switching
paper statements and bills to e-bills and
online invoices. This reduces reliance
on trees for new sources of paper.
· Grow some edibles in your
home garden or even on a windowsill.
This is a fun, eco-friendly way
to control the foods you consume
at home and a great way to save
money as well.
· Reusing and recycling does
not just pertain to water bottles and
aluminum cans. Find out ways to repurpose
or share items with others so
they get more mileage. Also, make use
of sharing services like online community
· Volunteer your time at an organization
that has an environmental focus. Or suggest a task
with an eco-friendly slant, like picking up trash from a
beach, to a local community group or club.
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