Earth Day occurs on April 22nd of every year. The idea of Earth Day came from Gaylord Nelson a Senator from Wisconsin. On April 22, 1970 the first Earth Day emerged with coast-to-coast demonstrations about environmental sustainability. Earth Day is a time to reflect on issues like global warming, energy conservation and more.
Here are a few ways to celebrate Earth Day:
- Recycle: Recycling is such a great way to reduce waste. Be sure to recycle items like paper coffee cups, plastic bottles and more. Starting or joining into a recycling program.
- Plant a tree: Trees are such an important part of our ecosystem. Plant a tree or a few trees today in honor of Earth Day.
- Think about your commute: Are you able to walk, bike or carpool to work? Think about how changing your commuting routine can cut back on not only your carbon footprint but can also help you stay trim.
- Attend a festival: Bend will be hosting an Earth Day parade and festival in Downtown Bend from 11 am – 3 pm. With lots of fun activities and vendors.
- Meatless Mondays: Eating less meat or having “meatless Mondays” can help cut down on greenhouse gas. Meat production contributes to 20% of greenhouse gases.
- Cut down on junk mail: Can you receive your bills online or have a way to cut down on paper waste? More than 100 million trees are cut down each year to produce junk mail.
We hope that everyone has a great Earth Day.
History from: http://www.earthday.org/about/the-history-of-earth-day
Earth Day Ideas and facts from: http://www.ibtimes.com/earth-day-2016-activities-15-ideas-ways-celebrate-mother-nature-become-environmental-2356786