Earth Day is Tuesday, April 22nd. This is a perfect day to get involved in your community and find ways to be a little greener in your own life.
The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970 and was the brainchild of Senator Gaylord Nelson. It was started as a “teach-in” to educated the public about the environment. Nelson wanted to bring the environmental issues into the public spotlight. Today, the Earth Day Network works with over 17,000 partners and organizations in over 174 countries.
When thinking of ways to go green in your own life, small changes can help make a big impact. Taking public transportation or carpooling with fellow employees to get to work can help cut down your carbon footprint. Changing lights in your home to more energy efficient ones and making sure you turn them off when you leave a room can help cut down on your energy usage.
To get involved in your community, look for special Earth Day events. Many communities have beach clean ups or tree planting to celebrate Earth Day. If there are no events, make your own! Get other community members involved to help make your community more beautiful.
Stromsoe Insurance Agency encourages you to find ways to go green in your own life. They also want to remind you to contact them for all of your insurance needs.