Happy Earth Day!
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!