What You Can Do to Be More Eco-Friendly for Earth Day

April 22nd is Earth Day: Learn how you can reduce your carbon footprint.

Earth is a lovely place. It sits at comfy in its orbit at 93 million miles from the sun, water can be liquid, our atmosphere has enough oxygen, and plenty of other things that make Earth great and habitable. Nature, for the most part, is always in perfect balance. So when there’s an external force acting upon nature, disruptions are bound to happen which can have an effect on species as small as plankton all the way up to the food chain to us humans.

For over 100 years, humans have been pumping greenhouse gases into our atmosphere without a care, and for over 30 of those years, scientists have been warning these corporations about the very real effect it’s having on the planet. Only recently have we seen strong efforts to reduce our emissions, and some have hope that if we keep our efforts the point of no return will be kept at bay. Here is what you can do to help our planet remain sustainable for human this Earth Day (and every day).

  1. Walk or Bike

If you’re going to be travelling to the grocery store or somewhere that’s within 5 to 10 miles, ride your bike to that place. Not only will it get your heart-rate going, but it will also keep CO2 emissions down. You won’t be the only one to ride your bike this day, so this effect will be multiplied world wide.

  1. Meatless in the Heat

Believe it or not, cows are actually among the leading contributors to greenhouse gas emissions as a direct result to our obsession with eating meat; their methane byproduct actually retains more heat than CO2. On Earth Day, make dinner that includes no meat products, and maybe make a permanent switch in your diet to go from eating meat 7 times a week, to only 6 times a week.

  1. Don’t Go With the Flow

If you absolutely need to take a shower in the morning, make sure it’s a short one! Play a song on your phone and try to finish before the song finishes—14 minute LCD Soundsystem songs are not encouraged. Water running uses a lot of precious water and even more fossil fuels to keep it running and to keep it hot.

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Going Green for Earth Day

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.

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