Earth Day Ideas
Earth Day (April 22) reminds us of our personal and collective responsibility to preserve and protect our environment. For many the word “environment” means the natural world: the mountains, forests, rivers, oceans, animals, and the air around us. To others, the environment brings to mind the green movement, and “reduce, reuse, recycle.”
- Turn off appliances and lights that are not in use.
- Turn off the sink faucet while lathering your hands
or brushing your teeth.
- Take shorter showers.
- “Upcycle” unwanted items or objects before trashing
- Recycle paper, plastic, cardboard, and cans instead of trashing them.
The conditions of all our surrounding environments often determine whether we can live safe, healthy, and satisfying lives.