Earth Day, the 22nd day of April each year, marks the beginning of the environmental movement that began in 1970. Earth Day originated as a wake up call to people and big companies, vocalizing concern against oil spills, pollution, leaded toxic waste, loss of wilderness, and the uprise of a single use life.
Earth Day marks a very important day for change. Earth Day helped the passing of the first of many environmental acts including the National Environmental Education Act, Occupational Safety and Health Act, and the Endangered Species Act.
Earth month is the month of April, bringing awareness to environmental issues and how we can be better to the planet, for more than just one day a year. It gives us the chance to start fresh, like the true season of Spring. A chance to create change and try to help the Earth in new ways, the best we can.
Leave the leaves in your yard until the weather is consistently above 10-15 degrees. Butterflies and other pollinators nest and lay eggs in leaves over winter. Leave to leaves and you will help the bees!
Donate old clothes and use textile recycling for those that can’t be reused.
Stop wish-cycling (the act of “wishing” items are recyclable and recycling them without knowing if they actually are or not).
Buy more in season produce, grown locally.
Use reusable coffee and tea filters
Participate in my 20 day Earth clean up (starting today)!