Earth Day is an annual holiday where events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for Environmental Protection Agency which is celebrated on April 22nd. It is celebrated around the world in 192 countries and is commonly known as International Mother Earth Day. Here are five things you can do this Earth Day/
Plant a Tree
There’s no time like Earth Day to make your world a little greener — in the literal sense. Planting trees, bushes and any plant life at all not only beautifies your home space, it also absorbs some of the CO2 from the air.
Change Your Light bulbs
Been putting off switching your incandescent light bulbs to energy-saving fluorescents? Well, you’re going to have to do it in the next few years, with many governments looking to phase out energy-hogging incandescent bulbs by about 2012. Replacing all the bulbs in your house won’t take long, and it’ll save you money on your energy bill since fluorescents are a lot more efficient than standard light bulbs.
Ride Instead of Drive
If everyone rode a bike when running a short errand instead of driving their car, we would save over 70 million gallons of fuel each year in the United States alone. Plus, when you ride your bike you get to enjoy the fresh air and it’s a great way to exercise.
Attend an Event
Earth Day events are held across the nation and are full of fun activities for both kids and adults. Nationwide events can be seen at www.earthday.net, so you can pick an event close to you.
Make an All Organic Meal
Cook a special Earth Day meal using healthy, organic foods. Be sure to invite the friends and family over to share a healthy, home-cooked meal.