Ever think about what the earth will be like in 100 years? In what condition are we leaving the earth for our children? We probably all ask ourselves these or similar questions from time to time. And your next thought may be, “but what can I do?” Well, the answer is this – no one can do everything, but everyone can do something.
Today, April 22nd, is Earth Day. A day on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. You may choose to participate in events in your community, but you may also want to make a commitment to making a difference everyday for the earth. If you’re looking for ideas about how to make a difference, here’s just a few:
- Recycle cans, plastics, glass and paper. Look for recycling drop-off sites around your city or your neighborhood may have curbside recycling.
- Take the bus, train or bike where you’re going, whenever possible.
- Buy fresh food products. Neighborhoods hold farmer’s markets where local farmers sell fresh food grown in your area.
- Turn off electricity when not in use.
- If you smoke, don’t throw your cigarette butts on the ground. Instead, carry a small
container such as an old film canister with you to put them in.
- Don’t throw away books or CDs once you’re done with them. Donate them, have a yard sale or participate in swaps with other families.
You might wonder what kind of difference one person can make. But if we all do something, collectively, we can make a difference. We only have one planet, so let’s make it last.