What do the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act all have in common? Here’s a hint, Friday I started my weekend by dropping off a trunk load full of old electronics to the ABC 13 E-Cycling Drive then I went to the recycling center to take our paper and cardboard and Saturday I did some cleaning with non-toxic products. You’ve guessed it, April 22nd is EARTH DAY! The day that gave birth to each of those environmental protection acts and is now the largest civic observance in the world. Earth Day is all about protecting and preserving the global environment for ourselves and our children. The theme this year is Mobilize the Earth™.
So here are three things you can do to celebrate Earth Day:
- Do some Spring cleaning and participate in recycling or e-cycling events
- Make a pledge for the Billion Acts of Green: Plant a Garden. Bike to Work, Get an Energy Audit and do what it says, write your legislator about going green or eliminate toxic cleaning products and pesticides in your home.
- You can also sign the petition for Renewable Energy for All, asking government to end fossil fuel subsidies, invest in renewable energy technology, improve energy efficiency, and make energy universally accessible.
It’s can be easy being green when you make it a habit. Not to mention the savings that can be found. Because of Earth Day we take our bags to the store more times than not, we recycle most of our plastics, boxes, papers, glass, and metals on a regular basis and we finally planted a tree to replace the one we lost with Hurricane Ike in 2008 three and a half years ago! SO this year I think I am going to go for the energy audit! What will you do? Visit www.earthday.org so you can join the celebration for a better today and tomorrow for our planet!