This coming Sunday, the 22nd of April, is going to be Earth day. You are forgiven if you didn't know about it until now, as it's not well publicised here at home. I personally think it should have been a made a mainstream media priority because that's what people respond to. Though I believe that the pro-Earth fight should be a daily undertaking, I will not argue the effectiveness of annual events, but it doesn't mean much when people don't know about the day.
There are a few activities that myself and a couple of my friends and community members have planned in our area — we are doing a bit of a Earth month thing instead of just an Earth day in conjunction with the local primary school. We have an activity planned for every weekend.
Last weekend we harvested the last of the summer vegetables from the school's garden and had the children deliver them to a couple of homes that are headed up by the elderly. There's nothing that is asEarth-friendly (in my book) as giving and encouraging the act in young people. That is where everything begins, when you teach a person at a young age to care about those around her, to do things that benefit other people. It becomes easy for those children (and the adults they grow into) to care about the environment, animals and doing the right thing.
Looking at the Earth day website I found quite a few already planned events for Sunday. Go here to view them and to see if there are any that are near your area. Ask around in the community, phone the local ward office or visit you town's website or online bulletin board to find out if there are events planned for your town.
In the meantime, here are a few tips on what you can do daily and make every single day Earth day:
- Take a quick shower
- Walk whenever you can
- Refuse plastic, buy reusable bags.
- Refuse plastic use glass or cans
- Buy cloth dish towels instead of paper towels
- Educate someone (you teaching another person about recycling, saving water etc will do a lot for the movement.)