Earth Day 2010 – April 22

Posted on April 22, 2010

EarthDay2010Since 1970 the world celebrates Earth Day with the aim of promoting awareness of the importance of protecting our environment.

The April 22 Earth will celebrate its 40th anniversary in over 170 countries worldwide.
Everyone can participate in taking care of their environment and spreading the message behind Earth Day occasions in their own way. Here are some easy ways to contribute your bit to the day.

  1. Take a shower, not a bath. Think of a bath as a luxury, not a daily affair. A full bathtub requires about 70 gallons of water, but taking a five-minute shower saves water, using 10 to 25 gallons. Save more by installing a water-efficient shower head (or asking your landlord to).
  2. Use public transportation, carpool, walk, or bike whenever possible to reduce air pollution and save on fuel costs. Leaving your car at home just two days a week will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 1,600 pounds per year.
  3. Take your old computer, DVD player, or other electronics to an electronics recycling center. Reusing and recycling materials like copper, gold, and others saves natural resources and reduces mining and processing. eCycling also helps avoid land, air, and water pollution by capturing and reusing hazardous substances such as lead or chromium.
  4. Dump the bottled water and get a reusable bottle.
  5. Bring your own bags to the grocery store, saving on the use and cost of paper and plastic bags that are often disposed. If you receive paper or plastic bags, re-use them at home for trash.

Join and celebrate the Creation, Celebrate the Earth !

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