Earth Day

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do can make a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”  

By Jane Goodall

When is Earth Day and why is it celebrated?

Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. You want to reduce, reuse, and recycle on this day and beyond.

The first Earth Day took place nearly 50 years ago on April 22, 1970. It now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally by To date, more than one billion people participate in Earth Day activities, making it the largest civic observance in the world. Imagine every single person fully realizing that each decision you make, whether big or small, will impact the future. From how long you take a shower to if you use recyclable bags when grocery shopping, your actions, and in some cases in-action, can have dire consequences.

Some of the ways to try to expand upon days to reduce, reuse and recycle, by continuing to practice being environmentally conscious. This can be something as simple as the following:

  • Saving unused bread or unfinished bags of nuts and sprinkling them in a park for animals to store during cold months;
  • Changing consumption habits like using a refillable cold/hot water thermos instead of purchasing plastic bottled drinks when outside; or
  • Volunteering or shopping at sustainable companies and organizations.

Even if you were not as environmentally conscious before or even if you live in an area where you do not necessarily see it being promoted, does not mean the world will be fine without your contributions! Go ahead, try to reduce, reuse, and recycle for a week.

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