Take a Sec... Share with your Friends!!

Today is Earth Day, Wed. April 22nd.  With over 500 million participants in184 countries, this celebration and awareness is growing at a rapid pace.  Earth Day was started in the 1960's but then Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson as a sign of political activism against the lack of environmental responsibility from the US government.  The first Earth Day celebration was in 1970 with just over 20 million participants and today over 500 millions of people have joined in with a voice and actions to help our Mother Earth.

Earth Day is not about one person saving the planet, but more on the collective actions of individuals on a day to day basis that can really make a change.  Time to self evaluate our way of living and get back to a more natural way of life. 

Everyone can start today... do your part!

Top 10 Personal Earth Day Actions

  1. Buy local produce and products
  2. Buy the necessities and buy bulk to reduce on waste packaging
  3. Reduce energy use by replacing incandescent bulbs with compact florescent bulbs (CF)
  4. Wash only large loads of laundry in cold water and hang to air dry
  5. Install low flow aerators on faucets, shower head and take short showers instead of baths
  6. Install programmable thermostat and set the temperatures accordingly
  7. Lower the temperature on hot water heater
  8. Use only natural cleaners and/or make homemade natural cleaners
  9. Vacation close to home and enjoy the local natural beauty and events
  10. Donate, Reuse, Recycle rather then trashing

This is a quick list anyone can start today and does not take much money or time.  There are countless other personal actions people can take to do their part, so share your goals or changes with others and you'll see how quickly people will pick up and start doing their part. 


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