Next Friday, April 22nd, is Earth Day! Starting in 1970, Earth Day has served to voice concerns about our environmental impact and share best practices to put those concerns front and center. Now the largest secular observance globally, Earth Day brings awareness to the negative effect on the climate, environment, and health due to pollution, unsustainable practices, and lack of chemical regulation. EARTHDAY.ORG is a non-profit organization that works with over 100 countries to address climate and environmental literacy issues, end plastic pollution, conservation and restoration, food and environment, and most importantly, act on climate change.
Helping to combat climate change and improving how we treat Earth starts at home! Try to reduce your impact on the environment by incorporating some of these tips into your daily routine:
- Pack your lunch in reusable Tupperware, including using utensils from home
- Carpool, utilize public transportation, or even walk when possible
- Use a metal or reusable silicone straw
- Carry reusable bags
- Incorporate more plant-based meals
- Compost your food waste
- Change your paper bills into online billing
- Try to purchase local produce and foods
- Utilize a reusable water bottle
- Turn off lights when you are not in the room
- Upcycle items and practice sustainable fashion
- Contact local leaders to advocate for green initiatives in your community
To learn more ways to help protect our environment, click here, and to learn more about the EARTHDAY.ORG mission and their current work, click here.