Earth day is coming up Wednesday 22nd and we’re excited to celebrate and nourish mama earth with love and light…just the way she does us 365 days a year!
The point is to raise awareness of this beautiful planet we live on. In truth, every day should be earth day, yet not all of us are aware of how much she needs us right now, at least not yet.
The Kind Life state’s it best: “Forty years after the first Earth Day, the world is in greater peril than ever. While climate change is the greatest challenge of our time, it also presents the greatest opportunity – an unprecedented opportunity to build a healthy, prosperous, clean energy economy now and for the future.”
There are so many opportunities you can take part in for Earth Day starting today, Wednesday, and everyday after.
Another great way to make yourself aware as to the impact you personally have on mama earth, is to know your carbon footprint.
Your ‘carbon footprint’ is a measure of the impact your day to day activities have on the environment and climate change. Measure your impact with this fun Carbon Footprint calculator, it’s quick and easy and will help you become wiser and more aware!
I also have my own list of daily actions I put into practice to reduce my personal footprint, feel free to steal them!
- Turn off the faucet while you’re brushing your teeth – this will save 25 gallons of water per month!
- Unplug and turn off all electronics when you’re not using them. Yes it can be inconvenient to turn off and unplug you Bluetooth gadgets like speakers, but it truly makes a difference.
- Turn off the lights in the rooms you’re not using and make it a habit to turn off all the lights before leaving the house, even if it’s just for a short time.
- Instead of using the dryer to dry your clothes, buy a handy drying rack.
- Replace light bulbs around your home and office with Compact Fluorescent or LED bulbs.
- Clean and replace your air filters on a regular basis so they work more efficiently.
- Regulate the temperature in your house – even 2 degrees can make a huge difference!
Last but not least recycle! The Mac Observer tells you how to recycle old iPhones, iPads, and other mobile devices.
Now go make yourself earth conscious and give mama earth the love and light she so desperately needs reciprocated.
With light filled regards,