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Happy Earth Day!

22 April 2010

Today is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, whoa.  On April 22nd, 1970, more than 20 million Americans participated in the first large-scale organizing around environmental issues in the United States, including a crowd of more than a million strong in New York City.  Celebrating Earth Day 2010 doesn’t mean that we all have to leave our houses and march into the street, however.  You can make a difference for Earth Day by celebrating in your home by taking one action to reduce your energy use – or inspire someone else to save energy.  Here are a few ideas:

  • Buy and install a compact fluorescent light bulb for a senior with reduced mobility,
  • Help a new parent turn down their hot water heater to prevent accidental scalding,
  • Give your kids rewards for every “green” action they take today, or
  • Email five friends about the Minnesota Energy Challenge and encourage them to join your team.

Obviously, you know which action I am biased towards…but every little step counts!  I hope you have a positive and upbeat Earth Day and get a chance to get outside and enjoy!

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