Earth Day Actions To Live More Responsibly With The Environment

Posted on Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 in Uncategorized
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On Earth Day April 22, 2009 you can support a healthier environment. Earth Day evolved over a period of seven years, which started in 1962 and continually ballooned into something much bigger when the nationwide grassroots demonstration was announced to be held in the spring of 1970. This was the opportunity for the American people to express its concern about environmental issues. It was this spontaneous response that fueled the event and organized itself. By supporting Senator Gaylord Nelson’s efforts in founding Earth Day we can continue our commitment to environmental actions, reduce consumption and become leaders in sustainable behavior.

Top 10 Actions for Earth Day 2009

1. Shop smart and buy items of necessity or buy used items from garage sales or thrift stores.

2. Save energy by replacing incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs, seal air leaks in your home, or using aerators on faucets and shower heads.

3. Transportation reduction by walking, cycling, car pooling or using public transportation.

4. Select food from local food markets, farmers markets or purchase organic foods that are in season.

5. Launder full loads of clothes and hang to air dry.

6. Install ceiling fans and programmable thermostats to regulate heating and cooling during the summers and winter seasons.

7. Vacation, travel and work as close to home as possible.

8. Use less water by taking shorter showers and turning off the taps while brushing teeth.

9. Select natural, non-toxic cleaning products or use ingredients such as vinegar, baking soda and water to make an all natural cleaner.

10. Reuse and recycle items. Dispose harmful or toxic products at an environmental or hazardous waste depot.

This is the day to encourage change to support a healthier environment. These actions can be incorporated to help reduce the impact on the environment everyday. Live responsibly and make it a way of life.

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