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.