Forty years after the first Earth Day, the world is in greater peril than ever. While climate change is the greatest challenge of our time, it also presents the greatest opportunity – an unprecedented opportunity to build a healthy, prosperous, clean energy economy now and for the future.
Earth Day 2010 can be a turning point to advance climate policy, energy efficiency, renewable energy and green jobs. Earth Day Network is galvanizing millions who make personal commitments to sustainability. Earth Day 2010 is a pivotal opportunity for individuals, corporations and governments to join together and create a global green economy. Join the more than one billion people in 190 countries that are taking action for Earth Day.
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What do we do to help:
We recycle as much as possible, paper, plastic, aluminium and glass.
We reuse plastic shopping bags or even better are trying to remember to stop using them and change to re-usable bags.
We print responsibly.
We do not use pesticides in our garden.
We grow our own fruit and vegetables or use local markets.
We eat locally produced food as much as we can source.
We leave grass cuttings on the grass and do not cut it too short.
We are replanting trees in our garden to replace those that have died.
We have a compost bin.
We are careful with our water usage.
We are in the process of changing all of our light bulbs to low energy ones.
We try to use the car less, this is a hard one, but we do use our Smart Car at least 90% of the time.
I know there are also a lot of things that are bad for the Earth that we still do as well but at least we are trying. Are you, what are you doing to help?
I have joined the group above on Facebook and they have asked us to post about Earth Day on our blogs if we have one!
World Earth Day was first celebrated globally on April 22nd 1970, to highlight the need for the conservation of Earth's natural resources.
This video from You Tube is sponsored by The World Wildlife Fund