Earth Day

Earth Day is observed every April 22 It is one of the most widely celebrated events all around the world. Over 193 countries partake in acknowledging and promoting environmental awareness of Planet Earth. It originally started 1970 “when U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson founded it as a way to bring to light serious environmental concerns and to address the need for environmental reform.” The “United Nations has designated 22 April as the International Mother Earth Day2

 

“Earth Day is a time of the year to reflect on how your life impacts the planet. On this day, people think about new ways to reduce their carbon imprint and improve water quality, hold demonstrations to show their support for the protection of their environment and get together to get their hands dirty and make earnest strides towards making the Earth a better, and healthier, place to live.”3

 

There are fun simple things that you and your family can do together to celebrate and partake in this wonderful event.  At home, in school, at family get-togethers.

  • Have a party – use recyclable everything
  • Plant something inside or outside
  • Get produce from a local market
  • Ride your bicycle and save on gas
  • Turn off lights and save electricity
  • Buy organic and reduce the use of pesticides on the planet
  • Save on water where you can
  • Reduce your use of plastics
  • Buy clothes made responsibly

 

How else can you think to reduce the carbon footprint for the day, month or year!

1 http://www.holidayscalendar.com/event/earth-day/

2 https://www.conserve-energy-future.com/earth-day-facts-and-significance.php

3 http://www.holidayscalendar.com/event/earth-day/

Written By: Stacey Small