This coming Saturday, April 22, is Earth Day! How will you be celebrating?
The very first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. This day was created by American Senator, Gaylord Nelson, to make people aware of the importance of keeping our planet healthy and clean. On the original Earth Day, people made promises to help the environment and make positive changes in their community. People today continue to do that as individuals or as part of a group.
The Upstream Marketing team has served clients representing diverse industries, including oil & gas, manufacturing, real estate, retail, and medical. Each of them have found their own way to keep our planet healthy. Companies have done a lot to clean up their acts and do their part to preserve the environment.
What can you personally can do to celebrate Earth Day?
Here are a few ideas to help you celebrate Earth Day.
Don’t spend the day inside. Earth Day is about enjoying and taking care of the planet. One of the best things you can do for yourself and the Earth is to remember why it’s worth saving in the first place. Go for a hike, take a nature walk with your kids, go to the park, take a bike ride.
Heck it is a Saturday. Surely we can give up driving for one day and stay home and relax, do gardening, ride bikes, take a walk, etc. Just give up driving for a day.
This Earth Day, plant one thing to be consumed by your family. Maybe it’s just a tomato plant, or maybe it’s an entire garden. It will be healthier for your family and for the earth.
Everything from plastic bottles, glass, paper, and electronics should be recycled. Just make the effort. E-waste is the fastest growing waste stream in the world. Those outdated computers, monitors, and other electronics sitting around your house could be properly recycled instead of ending up in a landfill.
Here is a neat tool to use from the EPA to locate a responsible e-waste recycler in your own area.
Do something nice for yourself and the earth this Earth Day. If everyone does their part, we can make sure our earth is here for generations to come to enjoy.