Happy Earth Day – April 22

The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970 and the Earth Day Canada charity was founded in 1990.

When Senator Gaylord Nelson (D-Wis) founded Earth Day on April 22, 1970 he did so to  inspire awareness and to educate the masses about environmental issues.  Over 20 million people participated in that first Earth Day.

You and I can do many things large or small.  Here are a few ideas if you are stumped.

A story about a boy who learned he could make a difference.  Good reminder for each of us.  You can’t do everything, but you can do something.

Happy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day!


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2 Responses to Happy Earth Day – April 22

  1. John Erickson says:

    We’ve done paper and aluminum for decades. We changed most of our incandescent lights for CFLs, though that hasn’t shown as much savings as we’d thought. A good idea, if you have windows that take a lot of summer sun, is to get window tinting film, sold in the auto section of Wal-Mart. There’s one type I use, that clings through static. Put it on the inside of the inner window in winter, and the sunlight heats the room. Put it on the inside of the outer storm window, and it keeps the heat out of the room. It can make a 10-15 degree (Fahrenheit) difference in winter!
    And plant trees. I love trees. My lot came with no trees at all. By the time we expect to move in a couple years, I should have about a dozen in the 20-30 foot high range, and a few more a little shorter. Did I mention I love trees? 😀

  2. huffygirl says:

    My husband and I started recycling in the seventies – long before it was widely available. We had to sort and save our recycleables for a month – not easy to do in our tiny home. Then we’d load them in the car, drive to the one day recycle site, and sort them into the assorted bins. Now – throw everything in a bin and put it out on the curb every other week – how easy. Anyone can do that!

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