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    How to Celebrate Earth Day

    2019-04-25 16:49:26

    The celebration of Earth Day is on April 22, and it began in 1970. Since then, it has grown into a global event recognized by over 192 countries. Devoting a special day to helping the earth is a way to demonstrate how much we care about the future of our planet. No matter what you like to do best, there's a way to get involved in Earth Day.
    You could spend time in nature to deepen your appreciation still further. You can plant a tree, make a meal with locally-grown vegetables, educate a family member, friend, neighbor, co-worker, or member of your faith community, clean up trash in your neighborhood, set up a bird feeder, reduce your use of electricity, and find other ways to get around that use no or much less fuel. The possibilities are endless. Use Earth Day to appreciate what you and others are already doing and to explore what you may do further today and throughout the coming year to help heal this planet that is our home.


    Clean up litter in your community. Many groups use the weekend of Earth Day to clear roadways, highways and neighborhood streets of litter that has accumulated since the last clean-up day. Many companies donate gloves and bags for clean-up groups, and villages organize bag pickups. Once the group has collected the trash and placed the recycled bags along the road, get the village public works department to pick the bags up. It's a wonderful community project that you can do as an individual or with a group.
    Reduce, reuse and recycle. Buy as little as possible and avoid items that come in lots of packaging. Start good habits on Earth Day and carry them through all year long. Here are a few ways you can reduce, reuse and recycle. Take your drink container with you, and don't use any disposable plates or cutlery. Recycle all the things you do use for the day or find other uses for things that you no longer use. Carry a cloth bag for carrying things in and recycle your plastic bags.
    Remember that every day is Earth Day. Anything to help our environment is a perfect thing to do on Earth Day and every day. Don't restrict yourself to just one day a year; learn about how you can make a difference to environmental protection all the time. It's going to take a lot of work to heal our planet. Leading by example will help others remember that the earth is important every day of the year.