The very first Earth Day was celebrated in the United States on this day in 1970. In 1990, Earth Day became a global event and continues to be celebrated by millions of people around the world. It’s a day for us to come together to encourage conservation, recycling, and volunteering for the good of our planet.
Today, we invite you to explore ways you can make a difference at home, at work, or within your community. Even the smallest changes can make a big impact.
Here are a few ideas:
- Before you throw something away, think about whether it can be recycled or repurposed. Did you know that a plastic bottle can take over 450 years to break down in a landfill?
- Plant a tree. Trees provide shelter and food for animals, and they can provide much-needed shade during hotter months.
- Turn off the lights and limit your water usage. Try to conserve energy and water by using only what you need.
- Take a walk! For every mile walked instead of driven, nearly one pound of pollution is kept out of the air.
Happy Earth Day!