Earth Day is a celebration of our environment and a day to reflect on our individual impact on the world around us. We all hear the messages: Replacing old light bulbs to CFL’s or LED bulbs can save huge amounts of energy let alone money and so on and so on. But how many of us are really taking action?
Many folks think that in order to make a difference it will cost them a ton of money or they will have to settle for a lesser quality product or the effort they put in won’t make much of a difference. That’s simply not true anymore.
Simple and affordable projects like changing out those old light bulbs for the newer, more efficient LED bulbs or composting in your garden or conserving water by making your toilet a dual-flush toilet are all projects that make an instant impact on our world.
Earth Day turns 43 years old TODAY, April 22nd. It all started back in 1970 with a call from United States Senator Gaylord Nelson to the nation to come together to protect our world and environment. Since that first Earth Day back on April 22, 1970, many things have changed for our environment for better and worse.
Here is a compiled a list of resources where you can learn more about helping the environment.
www.EPA.gov/EarthDay has an interactive map of Earth Day activities nationwide and a “Pick Five” list of green activities you can commit to doing today.
http://www.earthday.org/ has various news stories and ideas to help with Earth Day.
http://www.envirolink.org/ is a non-profit organization which has been providing access to thousands of online environmental resources since 1991.
http://www.earthsite.org/links.htm Many different links on ideas a help concerning Earth Day.
http://www.earthdaybags.org/links.htm Related sources to help Earth Day