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Earth Day In Everyday Living

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Earth Day

Earth Day began on April 22nd in 1970, initially with the ideas of Gaylord Nelson and Denis Hayes. Earth Day is one of the most recognized observances of our present time. It presents awareness and demonstrates support of preservation, conservation and sustainability by maintaining and promoting the beauty and balance of our planet and being wise stewards of the numerous resources that have been bestowed upon us, simply by being inhabitants of Earth. Earth Day may be approached by many as not just a day of how to better care for our planet; it’s a celebration of gratitude for what is already established on Earth that no other planet readily has prepared for our survival at the present time. This is why preservation and care is important. Understanding that many have different experiences and circumstances in life, there are possibly some ways that anyone can apply Earth Day in their everyday life without stressing to be a perfect steward, because there’s no such individual and that’s ok. Below offers a list to view some areas that can be considered for application on Earth Day 2022 and going forth.

For The Home

Considering renewable energy, such as, photovoltaic systems in the home as a power source. Renewable energy article.

Use energy responsibly by turning off unnecessary lighting.

Unplug electronics when they aren’t in use.

Being eco-conscious of all energy source classifications whenever possible.

Use of bamboo toiletries for the home to contribute an individually lessened imprint on deforestation. Bamboo is a more favorable option because it matures quickly.

Purchasing reusable straws of either bamboo or stainless steel, but may not be best for younger children due to potential accidents.

Purchasing eco-friendly tableware.

Purchasing more eco-friendly cleansing products for the home with non-synthetic ingredients or biodegradable formulas for easier decomposition.

Purchasing eco-friendly reusable or recyclable products whenever possible.

Utilize recycling availability.

Purchasing more sustainably sourced foods.

Supporting local farmers’ markets.

For Individuals

Use of reusable eco-friendly water bottles more than purchasing plastic bottled water when possible.

If plastic bottled water is purchased often, consider recycling if there’s availability.

Purchasing more eco-friendly grooming and beauty products with non-synthetic ingredients or biodegradable formulas for easier decomposition.

Purchasing more clothing made of non-synthetic textiles supports with decomposition over time.

Purchasing previously loved clothing supports in minimizing the sometimes excessive consumption of compulsive trend shopping.

Donating previously loved clothing.

Purchasing recycled paper gift products or wrapping paper.

Purchasing hybrid or eco-conscious car designs to reduce CO2 emissions.

Consider walking or riding a bike when possible.

Shop in local environments when possible.

Create a sustainable garden.

Become a reforestation volunteer.

Volunteer for cleanup events.

For Business

Utilize more digital processes than hard copy documents.

Unplug electronics when they aren’t in use.

Purchasing eco-friendly serving plates and containers for cafes.

Considering public transit.

For Flight Travel

Purchasing eco-friendly products for travel.

Light carry-on or less luggage assists with overall energy or fuel conservation, especially when flying to-and-fro far distances.

Being mindful of waste and pollution while visiting or traveling abroad.

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