Happy Earth Day!

Today is Earth Day! There are many small steps you can take to help the environment, starting today.

Tomato plants in backyard garden

Here are a few examples:

1. Use public transportation, walk, or ride a bike instead of using a car.
2. Grow your own fruits and vegetables in a backyard garden.
3. Plant a tree or three!
4. Bring reusable bags with you when you go shopping.
5. Swap out household cleaning products with biodegradable/eco-friendly versions.

What steps will you take today?

For even more ideas, see the EPA’s page, “Pick 5 for the Environment.”

Happy Earth Day!

Hummingbird

One way to celebrate Earth Day is by making your yard/garden wildlife-friendly.

Happy Earth Day from Animal Fact Guide!

Here are a few things you can do to celebrate the holiday:

  1. Pick up litter in your area
  2. Plant native trees, shrubs, and other plants
  3. Make your yard/garden wildlife-friendly
  4. Reduce carbon emissions by limiting/eliminating driving and gas-powered mowing
  5. Reduce waste by composting, using reusable bags and water bottles, and recycling

Earth Day

Today is Earth Day, a day to recognize the importance of our environment and help preserve it.  It may seem like a big task to help save the Earth, but there are many things you can do.

-You can grow plants that are native to your area to help protect local species.

Plant-You can pick up trash in your area.

-You can write to your congressperson to ask for stricter environmental controls.

-You can walk, ride a bike, or take public transportation instead of driving.

-You can help raise awareness of the need to recycle .

-You can conserve energy by switching to efficient light bulbs and turning off lights when you are not in the room.

-You can conserve water by taking showers instead of baths.

-You can switch to reusable water bottles.

Large numbers of people making small changes can have a big impact on the Earth.