Where did Earth Day start?
|NASA image of Earth|
Some people prefer to observe Earth Day around the time of the March equinox. In 1978, American anthropologist Margaret Mead added her support for the equinox Earth Day, founded by John McConnell. She stated that the selection of the March Equinox for Earth Day made planetary observance of a shared event possible
What can you do to show your appreciation for Earth?
You can honor Earth Day by showing your awareness of environmental issues and by letting others know what they can do to make a difference. Some suggestions:
- Pick up litter and roadside trash
- Reduce, Reuse & Recycle all day long
- Recycle, conducting various programs for recycling and conservation, using recyclable containers for snacks and lunches.
- Turn off the water when you brush your teeth, turn off lights when leaving rooms
- Switch to online bill payments
- Use public transportation, Car pool or Ride a bike to work
- Turn down your water heater,
- Install energy efficient light bulbs
- Plant a tree or serveral trees
- Sign petitions to governments, calling for stronger or immediate action to stop global warming and to reverse environmental destruction
- Use energy efficient light bulbs
- Use earth friendly cleaning products
- Walk, Hike, Ride a bike
- Crack open a window, reduce the use of airconditioners running all day
- Go outside and Play, instead of watching tv and on computer
If you stop to think about it, there are dozens of ways you can lighten your load on the environment and promote a healthy ecosystem. Every day is Earth Day!! Anything to help our environment is a perfect thing to do on Earth Day and every day. Don't restrict yourself to just one day a year; learn about how you can make a difference to environmental protection all the time. And put it into practice - every day!