52 years later…

The celebration of Earth Day continues

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Lexi Fields

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Each year on April 22nd, we celebrate by giving back to the planet that provides life for the human race. 

 

According to EarthDay.org, Earth Day has been celebrated for the past 52 years. It all started in 1970 and as of now is recognized in over 190 different countries across the globe. “Today, Earth Day is widely recognized as the largest secular observance in the world, marked by more than a billion people every year as a day of action to change human behavior and create global national and local policy changes.” Seattle says, we celebrate this day to encourage action and education on the environment to conserve our Earth.

 

Making a difference is easy because it can be something as easy as recycling a water bottle. Listed below are several ways you can make an impact. 

~Recycling your paper, plastic, and glass items.

 

~Practicing sustainable clothing purchases, like thrifting. According to EarthDay.org, “The fashion industry is responsible for over 8% of total greenhouse gas emissions.”

 

~Joining an organized cleanup. A worldwide cleanup called The Great Global Cleanup practices picking up after and cleaning different environments across the world to help improve the earth.

 

~Use reusable goods weather than one time use items.

 

~ Flipping the switch to conserve power when it isn’t needed.

 

~Pick up trash whenever you see it.

 

The little things add up and matter if we want to come together to restore the planet. Further questions can be answered with the additional information on EarthDay.org along with quizzes, petitions, and volunteering opportunities.