22 April 2011

A Billion Acts Of Green

Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970. 41 years later, the global appreciation for the Earth's natural environment is observed by more than 500 million eco minded people.

Source: http://earthday2011.com/
 
What was started by one man - the US Senator Gaylord Nelson - as a political support for an environmental agenda is now a conscious effort of millions.

The Earth Day theme for 2011 focuses around A Billion Acts of Green and the belief that every person's actions in support of our planet make a difference. The Billion Acts of Green campaign focuses on the pledge to live sustainably.


How to act green for Earth Day and beyond:
  • walk or ride your bicycle rather than driving your car
  • reuse paper
  • avoid plastic
  • use natural cleaners
  • buy local produce
  • use energy saving light bulbs
  • unplug appliances when they are not in use
  • take shorter showers
  • use bath water to water plants
  • reduce, reuse, recycle
  • teach your kids to reduce, reuse and recycle
  • buy recycled

And most importantly, do not restrict your green acts to a single special day,  every day is an earth day! Be consistent in your sustainability, engage others in conversations about the environment and remember - together our actions add up.

How are you celebrating Earth Day? Share your suggestions for the list of green actions.

11 comments:

  1. Thank you for this reminder : )

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  2. fabulous year image...thanks for sharing...have a fabby weekend!

    enjoy *~*

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  3. Happy Earth Day! 50 million people is a great number =)

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  4. Happy Earth day! I love looking at images from the first one in the 70s.

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  5. Thank you for joining our Eco Friday Blog Hop! I am now following you too.
    Love your ideas for a greener living...
    I hope to get to know you better and interact with you as we promote green living!
    Happy Earth Day!

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  6. Thank you for "hopping" with us today! Your blog is great, I cannot wait to read more :)
    Anya
    http://anyasgreenbaby.blogspot.com/

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  7. These are great tips. Thanks for the reminder. :)

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  8. We planted sunflowers today and went to the park to enjoy nature!

    Great tips for today and every day!

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  9. I'm rather new to consciously living green on a daily basis -- I love your blog!
    Hiya! Newest follower from The Eco Friday Blog Hop-- please stop by and say hello! Would love if ya followed back!
    ♥cyn♥
    The Purple Goddess

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  10. Happy Earth Day!!! I found you on the Eco Blog please follow http://sweetcalifornialiving.blogspot.com/

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