Today is Earth Day, a day in which we all celebrate this great planet we live on, and commit to doing something that will protect and preserve it’s resources. This year, the global focus of Earth Day is on our cities and how to make them more environmentally resilient and sustainable.
According to the Earth Day Network, over a billion people in 190 countries celebrate Earth Day every year. Here are 6 ways you can celebrate Earth Day today.
- Take a Global Selfie – This year, NASA is asking people to take a selfie somewhere outdoor and share it on social media using the hashtag #GlobalSelfie. The aim is to encourage environmental awareness. NASA is also planning to use the pictures to create a photo mosaic of Earth.
- Eat Lunch Outside – Spend some time outside enjoying the area where you live or work. Reconnecting with nature is one of the best ways to remember why we are working so hard to save it.
- Download an App – OK, I can see you shaking your head, wondering what on earth this has to do with saving the planet, but there are a lot of good apps out there that can help you in the quest to “go green”. Here are the top 10 green apps to help get you started.
- Eat Local – Did you know that if everyone ate one meal a week from only locally sourced foods, we can reduce our national oil consumption by more than 1.1 million barrels of oil — every single week. That’s more than 57.2 million barrels of oil saved per year!* Download the Locavore App to help you find local in-season foods.
- Buy Smart – When making purchases, choose those that have the smallest environmental impact. Less packaging, recycled materials, natural ingredients; all are ways to reduce your environmental footprint. Glynne’s Soaps prides itself on it’s use of all natural ingredients in it’s products.
- Set a Good Example – The next generation will learn how to treat things by watching us. It is so important to set a good example by showing respect for the planet and doing as much as we can to preserve our resources.
What are you doing to celebrate Earth Day today? Leave a comment and let us know your plans!
*(From Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, by Barbara Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp and Camille Kingsolver)