Even if you live an eco-lifestyle, today is an important day to be even greener because it’s Earth Day.
Earth Day began 38 years ago in San Francisco, and since then it has turned into a global celebration of protecting the planet.
Regardless of what people may choose to do, as individuals or part of an organization, we will all be connected for at least one day as we work together to create a healthier planet and to fight global warming.
There’s really a limitless amount of things you can do to make a difference on Earth Day.
Here’s a list of things you can literally start today that shouldn’t require too much time or effort. Once you realize how easy these tips are to follow, you can incorporate them into your daily routine:
- Change your car’s air filter
- Replace your light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs
- Carpool, ride a bike or walk to work
- Green your lunch
- Lower the temperature in your refrigerator
- Wash your laundry in cold water
- Buy an iTune, Plant a Tree
- Gather all your old electronics and recycle them
- Donate your old toiletries to a homeless shelter
- Take a short shower
- Walk down your street and pick up trash (recycle what is appropriate)
- Eat all organic meals today
- Take your name off mailing lists to reduce junk mail, or use a service like Green Dimes
- Unplug your appliances (even if they’re not being used they still consume energy)
- Plant a tree
- Don’t run the dishwasher unless it’s completely full
These are just a few things you can do today.
If you’re interested in finding an Earth Day event near the city that you live in, click on the link below to see the Earth Day Network’s full list of activities:
And finally, if you happen to live in or around New York City, you can join the Keep American Beautiful Great American Cleanup Campaign from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. today at Times Square at Military Triangle (43rd Street and Broadway), to celebrate the one-year anniversary of ‘Keep New York City Beautiful,’ which encourages New York City residents to ‘fight dirty’ for a cleaner, greener America.
If you haven’t been actively involved in the green movement, then today’s the perfect day to start reducing your carbon footprint and increasing your awareness of the Earth.
Every single effort does make a difference, especially with effort from millions of people worldwide.