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Celebrating Earth Day

Celebrating Earth Day

All over the country, people are celebrating Earth Day today by in a variety of community activities and educational programs. While I’m a firm believer that every day should be “Earth Day,” I also thing it’s a good idea to take some time to evaluate what we’re currently doing to preserve the Earth and what we can do to decrease our impact on the global environment in the future.

If you’re not already doing something special for Earth Day, there’s still time to get involved. Try one of the suggestions below:

1. Plant a tree.
2. Clean up a local park.
3. Participate in a community program to learn more about environmental conservation.
4. Sign up to volunteer for a local environmental organization.
5. Start a compost pile.
6. Ride your bike to work or use public transportation instead of driving.
7. Buy a reusable water bottle and commit to using it instead of buying any more bottled water.
8. Turn off the lights for an extra hour to conserve energy.
9. Better yet, join in on TV Turnoff Week and save energy all week long.
10. Create a list of “green goals” to work toward over the next few months, such as changing all your light bulbs to CFLs or phasing out harmful household cleaners for more environmentally friendly ones.

There are plenty of things to do to celebrate Earth Day, today and all year long. Do you have plans to do something special (or ordinary) today? How are you conscious of living green year-round?

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