Earth Day 2013: April 22 How to help
Shane Blume / 4 years ago
Earth Day is a very special day, even though you might not think about it. Earth Day has been celebrated every year on April 22 since 1970. Some celebrate this special holiday for only the day, some celebrate for a whole week, while others have made it their lifestyle. This beautiful Monday I want you to take a minute to read this article, and then think about life, and our planet. Our beautiful planet Earth.
Why do we celebrate Earth Day?
We celebrate Earth Day to remind everyone of how they impact our Earth, with the goal of informing everyone on how to be more Green conscious.
Though some groups might fight against organizations that hurt our Earth, oil companies, factories and power plants. Other groups focus more on ground toxins such as sewage, toxic dumps, and pesticides. While others fight to protect wildlife and the wilderness.
I feel Earth Day is here more as a reminder that we need to work together to protect our Earth every way that we can. And so I am doing my part to inform you, our readers that there are things you can do to help keep Mother Earth healthy.
How can you celebrate earth day?
Just dimming your lights, or turning off a light that is not in use helps, change out appliances that are not energy efficient, even changing your light bulbs out for newer LED bulbs, recycle your E-Waste products. Find out how you can help even more at The Earth Day Network.
There are lots of ways that we can celebrate, from buying more energy efficient products, to recycling, to picking up trash.
One of the largest organizations, TerraCycle had the idea to eliminate waste and has been working with people from around the world for 12 years. They help you to recycle those oddball items you might have just thrown away. They recycle some electronics as well such as old cellular phones, keyboards, and mice.
TerraCycle is also available in 14 countries in Europe.
You can find out how your can help and find out if terracycle is working with your country by clicking here.